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Subject: Masterclass on varnish--addendum

Masterclass on varnish--addendum

From: Pedro Pardinhas <2021<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
"Varnishes for Paintings: Results from recent research, and practical
Faculty of Sciences
University of Porto
Porto, Portugal
26-28 June 2012

With Jill Whitten and Robert Proctor

20-21 Conservacao e Restauro, a Portuguese contemporary art
conservation studio, has invited Jill Whitten and Robert Proctor to
teach a 3 day course aimed at paintings conservators.

In recent years, varnish choices for conservators have changed. New
materials have been introduced and a number of materials are no
longer available. Whitten and Proctor have been researching, using
and teaching these new materials and will share with us the state of
the art in this area.

Overview: The aim of this Masterclass is familiarize participants
with these new materials, solvents and additives and demonstrate how
to achieve a variety of surfaces and effects for traditional and
modern paintings. Topics will include:

    The history and use of the use of stable, synthetic, low
    molecular weight resins for varnishes and retouching paint

    Case studies using different varnishes and the rationale for
    selecting a varnish

    Layering of different varnishes to make the best choices
    regarding aesthetics, saturation, and solubility/removal

    Discussion on solvents for varnishing, varnish stabilizers and

Sessions will blend both theory and practice. Participants are
encouraged to bring questions, their favourite varnish and a small
painting to varnish. This will allow participants to apply what they
learn to the problems faced in their conservation practices.


    Jill Whitten and Robert Proctor moved to Houston from
    Washington, DC in 1998 after working on contract with Museum of
    Fine Arts for the prior year treating the Frederic Remington
    painting collection.

    Jill Whitten received a BFA in Painting from the University of
    Texas at Austin, and an MA and Certificate of Conservation from
    Buffalo State College, New York, in 1992. She spent her graduate
    internship and a three-year Mellon Fellowship at the Art
    Institute of Chicago. In the winter of 1995, she received a
    Kress Grant to work as a guest conservator at the J. Paul Getty
    Museum on the first phase of a collaborative project to produce
    new retouching paints for conservators. She was a sabbatical
    replacement lecturer at the Buffalo State College Art
    Conservation Department in the spring of 1996. From 1996 to 98
    she worked at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC
    testing retouching materials in the Scientific Department and as
    a conservator of 20th Century paintings. Jill has researched,
    lectured and led workshops for conservators in the U.S. and
    Europe on the use of new materials for varnishing and retouching
    since 1993.

    Robert Proctor studied Art History at Tulane University in New
    Orleans and graduated in 1980. He completed his graduate studies
    at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York in 1991. He
    traveled to Munich for his graduate internship at the
    Bayerisches Nationalmuseum. Rob treated a large group of
    paintings by Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum and has
    worked at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Rob is a specialist
    in the reweaving of tears and has taught workshops on reweaving
    and has lectured on varnishes for several years. He has worked
    as a contract conservator and treated a number of public murals.
    Rob has had a private practice in Houston Texas since 1999.

Practical Information:

Language of instruction: English
Number of participants: Up to 15
Registration fee: Euro480 + 23% VAT = Euro

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

Deadline for application: 15 June 2012

Social Event: Participants are invited for dinner on Tuesday, 26
June 2012

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

+351 220109871 with the following information:

    Name and Contact
    Area of specialization and experience
    If a professional, please give job and institution
    If a student, please give program, institution and year of
    Bank account holder's name

Alternatively, you may just send your CV or portfolio.

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

To pay: Bank account details:

    Account holder: 20-21 Conservacao e Restauro de Arte Contemporanea
    NIB: 0010-0000-41021020001 83
    IBAN: PT50-0010-0000 410210200018 3

Pedro Pardinhas
20-21 Conservacao e Restauro de Arte Contemporanea, Lda.
IN SERRALVES: Rua de Serralves 954
Atelier: Rua do Rosario 339-B 1
Porto, Portugal
Mobile +351 96 008 06 07
+351 22 010 98 71

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