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Talk on Vasari project

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
"The Vasari project; experiences of structural panel work in
    Florence"
Talk by:

    Britta New
    Assistant Restorer
    National Gallery

Grand Robing Room
Freemason's Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Wednesday 26 September 2012

The Getty Panel Painting Initiative (PPI) was launched in 2008 in
response to the concern that the handful of international
professionals with highly specialised skills in the conservation of
panel paintings was dwindling. Many such professionals have already
retired, or will do so within ten years. The PPI commissioned a
survey of collections with significant holdings of panel paintings,
along with the specific needs for training and opportunities for
addressing them. Following this survey a few "mid-career"
conservators with an interest in panel paintings conservation were
identified. Funding has since been provided for meetings and
residencies focusing on acquiring advanced skills within this area,
and now a second push has begun to provide specialist training for a
greater number of conservators, and to initiate a research agenda
into materials and techniques for the conservation and restoration
of panel paintings.

This talk relays the practical experiences from the first stage of
one of those residences, concentrating primarily on the structural
restoration techniques used at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure,
Florence in the treatment of one of the Florentine flood damaged
paintings from 1966, Georgio Vasari's Last Supper.

Doors open at 6pm.

In the Grand Robing Room at Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ. Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube
Stations.

Tickets: ICON members:  UKP10, non- members: UKP15. Free wine and
cheese inc. in price of ticket.

Please register by sending your name and stating if you are an ICON
member. Your name must be on the security list no later than Friday,
21 September 2012.

RSVP

    Clare Finn
    +44 20 7937 1895
    finnclare<-at->aol<.>com


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