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Conference: "The Artifact, its Context and their Narrative"

From: Kate Seymour <k.seymour<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"The Artifact, its Context and their Narrative"
ICOM-DEMHIST and ICOM-CC Joint Conference
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
November 6-9, 2012

Preliminary List of Speakers

Last Chance to Register:

ICOM-DEMHIST, the international committee for historic house
museums, and three ICOM-CC working groups Sculpture, Polychromy, and
Architectural Decoration; Textiles; and Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer
are presenting a conference from November 6-9, 2012 in Los Angeles.
This four day conference will be co-hosted by the Getty Conservation
Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the University of Southern
California School of Architecture/Heritage Conservation Programs,
and The Gamble House.

Schedule: The conference will feature both the presentation of
papers and the opportunity to go behind the scenes at a unique
variety of local historic house museums, from Pasadena to Malibu.

The schedule below is preliminary and may be subject to last minute

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  Keynote Lectures:

    Historical and Current Perspectives on the Care, Presentation,
    Interpretation and Use of Collections in Historic Houses

        Sarah Staniforth
        National Trust, United Kingdom

    Collaboration and Preservation: Historic New England and the
    Proactive Preservation Interpretation and Planning Process

        Julie Solz (with Carl R. Nold and Benjamin Haavik) Historic
        New England, Boston


    Conservation for Access Redux: narrative, Visitor Flow and

        Helen Lloyd (with Katy Lithgow, Siobhan Barratt, Emma
        Slocombe, Matthew Tyler-Jones)
        National Trust, United Kingdom

    Three Historic Houses, Three Conservation Approaches: Three
    Decades in the National Trust for Scotland.

        Clare Meredith (with Ian Gow)
        National Trust for Scotland

    Keeping it Real: The Relationship Between Curator and
    Conservator in Furnishing a Historic Interior

        Michele Phillips (with Deborah Lee Trupin, David Bayne, Eric
        New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
        Preservation, Bureau of Historic Sites Darwin Martin House,
        Buffalo, New York

    In Private Between Consenting Adults? Conservation, Curatorship
    and Creativity in Nine House Museums

        Kate Clark
        Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales

    Conserving and Presenting Brodsworth Hall: New Approaches for a
    Sustainable Future.

        Martin Allfrey (with Amber Xavier-Rowe)
         English Heritage, York

    "Inspired by Knole"

        Siobhan Barratt
        National Trust, United Kingdom, Knole

    Balancing the Preservation Needs of Historic House Museums and
    Their Collections Through Risk Management

        Irene Karsten (with Stefan Michalski, Maggie Case, and John
        Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa

    Environmental Management Challenges and Strategies in Historic

        David Thickett (with Naomi Luxford and Paul Lankester)
        English Heritage

    The Huntington Gallery Rehabilitation Case Study

        Stephen Farneth (with Catherine Hess)
        Architectural Resources Group, San Francisco, and Huntington
        Art Gallery, San Marino, California

    Revealing Huntington's Japanese House: Cultural Authenticity and
    Historic Integrity:  Conservation as the Foundation for

        Kelly Sutherlin McLeod (with John Griswold) KSM Architects,
        Long Beach, and Griswold Conservation Associates, Los
        Angeles The Huntington, San Marino, California

    The Gamble House: Conservation, Preservation, and Interpretation
    of a Historic House Collection

        Anne Mallek (with John Griswold)
        The Gamble House, Pasadena, and Griswold Conservation
        Associates, Los Angeles

    Architecture as Artifact: Integrated Approach to Conservation of
    Finishes at the Gamble House

        Kelly Sutherlin McLeod (with John Griswold and Peyton Hall)
        KSM Architects, Griswold Conservation Associates, and
        Historic Resources Group, Pasadena

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Tour Day 1 will include visits to:

        Gamble House

        Fenyes Mansion (now the Pasadena Museum of History)

        Huntington Mansion (now the Huntington Art Gallery) and the
        Japanese House at The Huntington Library, Art Collections,
        and Botanical Gardens.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

  Keynote Lectures:

        The Narrative in Context: Building an Effective
        Decision-Making Model for Conservation Treatment for the
        Acton Collection at Villa La Pietra

            Deborah Lee Trupin (with Aimee Ducey-Gessner, Jean
            Dommermuth, Michele D. Marincola)

            Villa La Pietra, New York University in Florence

        House Museums Are Not All the Same: Understanding Motivation
        to Guide Conservation

            Linda Young
            Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Melbourne


    The Walls Can Speak: Understanding the Narrative of the Historic
    Interior As an Architectural Artifact

        Elsbeth Geldhof (with Roos Keppler)
        Keukenhof Castle, The Netherlands

    Glitter and Grunge: Preserving the Future of JW Evans, A Family
    Silverware Business

        Bethan Stanley (with Amber Xavier-Rowe, Nick Hill, Dr Sara
        Lunt, and Nick Molyneux)
        English Heritage, Atcham, Shropshire

    Lacquer Art of Martin Schnell's Workshop in the Collection of
    the Wilanaw Palace Museum

        Eryk Bunsch (with Anna Guzowska, Robert Sitnik)
        Wilanaw Palace Museum, Warsaw

    Lacquer in the Laundry: Behind the Scenes at "The Elms"

        Jeff Moore (with Maria Joao Petisca, Melissa H. Carr)

        Newport Mansions, Newport, Rhode Island

    Preserving and Maintaining a Fire- Damaged 18th Century
    Chinoiserie Interior by Adapting its Use and Function

        Edwin Verweij (with Henny Brouwer)
        Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU),
        Oslo, and The Government Buildings Agency (Rgd), The Hague

        Johann de Witt Huis, The Hague

    Conservation of a Collection of Eighteenth Century Lighting
    Fixtures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

        Janis Mandrus (with Lisa Pilosi, Linda Borsch, Julia Day,
        Karen Abend)
        Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection, New
        York; Karen Abend: Conservator, Catania, Italy

    Conservation Problems of Some Objects in the House Museum
    Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombia

        Maria Alejandra Garcia Fernandez, Bogota
        Museum Francisco de Paula Santander, Bogota

    Mrs. Gardner's Tapestry Room: A Floor to Ceiling Conservation

        Jessica Chloros (with Valentine Talland and Holly Salmon)
        Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    Kamaraj Memorial House in Virudhunagar, India: Journey of a
    House Museum of National Significance Back to its Historical

        Vinod Daniel (with Roger Beeston and Anthony Hemingway RBA
        Architects and Conservation Consultants)
        Wattle Grove, New South Wales; St.Kilda, Victoria

    Amerongen Castle: The House a Phoenix

        Nico H. van der Woude, Conservator, SRAL Maastricht
        Amerongen, The Netherlands

    The Winterthur Museum and Gardens, From Inside to Outside:
    Interpretation and Conservation Challenges

        Stephanie Auffret (with Gregory Landrey and Maggie Lidz)
        Winterthur Museum, Delaware

    Conservation and Environmental Monitoring Program of the Eames
    House by Charles and Raye Eames.

        Kyle Normandin
        Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles

    Will Rogers Ranch House: A Conservation Assessment

        Andrew Todd, Bowen Island, Canada and Rochelle
        Nicholas-Booth, Will Rogers California State Park, Los

        (presentation onsite Friday Nov 9, 2012)

Friday, November 9, 2012

    Tour Day 2 will offer a choice of visits:

        Option A:

            Eames House/Case Study House 8

            Adamson House

            The Getty Villa and Conservation laboratories

        Option B:

            Will Rogers Ranch (Will Rogers State Historic Park)

            Villa Aurora

            The Getty Villa and Conservation laboratories

    Closing reception at the Marion Davies Guest House (now the
    Annenberg Community Beach Club)

Please visit the website for a more detailed conference schedule
including a list of speakers and papers to be presented.

Registration fees: Conference registration will be limited to 120.
Register early to avoid disappointment.

Full event registration will include conference materials, tours
(site admission, transportation, and lunch), and the opening and
closing receptions. Lunch will be on your own for the two days at
the Getty Center. Special thanks to ICOM for helping to defray the
translation expenses.

    Invited Speakers, ICOM members: $400
    Non-Members: $ 450
    Students: $ 200

Single Day Registration

    Invited Speakers, DEMHIST, or ICOM-CC-members $125
    Non-members $ 200
    Students $ 60

We encourage you to join ICOM to qualify for the lower members'
registration fee. For example, US nationals and residents may join
ICOM-US at $125 and select ICOM-DEMHIST or ICOM-CC as your committee
affiliation. For information about ICOM-US, visit


For general information on ICOM membership see


Accommodations: We urge conference attendees arrange to stay in the
recommended hotels in Westwood. Due to major construction on the 405
Freeway, access to the conference location at the Getty Center can
be challenging and unpredictable. The Getty Center has graciously
agreed to provide shuttle transportation for conference attendees
from the Palomar Hotel, which is within walking distance of Hilgard
House. Limited public transportation is available but is subject to
change and delay by the freeway closures.

Westwood, which is home to the University of California, Los
Angeles, has many restaurants and cafes within walking distance of
the hotels, providing alternatives that are less expensive than
hotel dining. Conference rate rooms are available at:

    Hotel Palomar
    ($179/night + tax)

    Hilgard House
    ($154/single or $159/double + tax)

Shuttle busses will transport attendees from these hotels to the
Getty Center and to the tour locations. Guests who choose to stay at
alternate locations will be responsible for securing their own
transportation to the Getty Center (parking fee is $15/day) and for
picking up the tour bus at the hotel on tour days.

To access the conference rate, please mention the USC/The Artifact,
its Context and Their Narrative

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