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Masterclass on modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture

From: Pedro Pardinhas <2021<-at->
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
"Care and Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture"
with Derek Pullen and Lyndsey Morgan
Porto, Portugal
10-12 May 2012

Outdoor sculptures challenge conservators to find solutions to
hazards and risks that most works of art do not have to face. Modern
materials, such as concrete, fibreglass and steels raise additional
issues that open air museums must address properly.

As accredited conservators with wide experience of conserving
outdoor sculptures, Derek Pullen and Lyndsey Morgan are well placed
to present this new Masterclass.

The aim of this Masterclass is to introduce participants to
conservation, installation and maintenance issues of modern and
contemporary outdoor sculptures. Topics will include:

    Deterioration factors, analysis and examination

    Traditional and modern materials used in outdoor sculpture (e.g.
    metal, stone, concrete, fibreglass)

    Transport, installation and collaboration with artists and

    Creating maintenance specifications and schedules

Sessions will blend theory with practice, allowing participants to
apply what they learn to the problems each one faces in their
conservation practice.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own case studies or
examples of outdoor sculpture problems for group discussion.

Practical Information:

Duration: 3 full-time days, from Thursday - Saturday, 10-12 May 2012

Location: Fundacao Serralves, Porto

Language of instruction: English

Number of participants: Up to 15

Registration fee: Euro540 + 23% VAT = Euro664,2

Target group: Registration is open to conservators, conservation
scientists, restorers and curators

Deadline for application: 16 April 2012

To apply please contact the organization via e-mail 2021<-at->2021<.>pt or
phone +351 960080607 or +351 220109871.

Do not hesitate in contacting for any information regarding the
masterclass or travelling and accomodation in Porto.

    Derek Pullen established the Sculpture Conservation section at
    the Tate Gallery in London. For more than twenty years he
    provided training and leadership for numerous sculpture
    conservators and interns while delivering a busy program of
    sculpture displays from the UK national collection of modern art
    at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern, as well as international
    exhibitions and conservation support for Tate galleries in
    Liverpool and St Ives. In the coastal artists' colony of St Ives
    Derek was responsible for the conservation and maintenance of
    the famous Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden.  He trained as a
    sculptor at the Royal College of Art before learning antiquities
    conservation in private practice. His main research interests
    are the interplay of materials and new techniques in early
    twentieth century sculpture. Derek has published on sculptors
    such as Medardo Rosso, Gabo, Lipchitz and Hepworth.

    Lyndsey Morgan has worked as a sculpture conservator for twenty
    years, eleven of which were spent working for the sculpture
    conservation section at Tate. Although she has worked with a
    wide range of materials her particular research areas have been
    in bronze sculpture following her MPhil thesis with the RCA/ V&A
    Conservation course focusing on the characterization of
    artificial patinas on bronze sculpture. In recent years she has
    also been involved in a project to document and replicate early
    plastic sculptures by Naum Gabo and is now assisting Tate in a
    technical study of Henry Moore's sculpture. Six years ago she
    established her own company and now works on varied projects
    including sculpture treatment and maintenance programmes,
    condition surveys, and exhibitions for museums, galleries and
    private clients.

20-21 Conservacao e Restauro de Arte Contemporanea, Lda.
IN Seralves
Rua de Serralves 954
Porto, Portugal
+351 22 010 98 71
Mobile: +351 96 008 06 07

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