Congress programmes

Opening

Dr Claudia Schmied, the Federal Minister for Education the Arts and Culture, as well as Dr Gerald Bast, President of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and IIC President Jerry Podany gave opening speeches.
The Forbes prize Lecture was given by Prof Dr Manfred Koller.

Technical Programme

The papers and posters presented in Vienna represented the breadth of the topic that is The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. The topic encompassed a huge range of objects, contexts, materials and analytical techniques and the conservation profession’s response to the topic was as enthusiastic as it was varied. There were common themes: analysis, research, recording and treatment assessments are typical feature together with issues of risk assessment, protection, maintenance, management and policy. The diversity of the contributions provided the opportunity for sharing problems and solutions across an extremely wide range of contexts.

Papers

Monday 10/09/2012, 14:00 to 17:30, Session 1: Objects and collections under the lens
Chair: a) Sharon Cather, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
  • Bayerová, T., V. Pitthard, M. Griesser, and M. Griesser-Stermscheg, "Metal sarcophagi of the Habsburg imperial crypt, Church of the Capuchin Friars, in Vienna, Austria: analysis of surface coatings", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Rydlová, E., and I. Kopecká, "Zwischengoldglas: technology of production, material analyses and conservation", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Richter, R., and C. Neelmeijer, "The Waldenburg Beakers and Johann Kunckel: analytical and technological study of four corner-cut coloured glasses", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Chair: b) Márta Kissné Bendefy, Hungarian National Museum
  • Putzgruber, E., M. Verità, K. Uhlir, B. Frühmann, M. Grießer, and G. Krist, "Scientific investigation and study of the sixteenth-century glass jewellery collection of Archduke Ferdinand II", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Baumer, U., I. Fiedler, S. Bretz, H-J. Ranz, and P. Dietemann, "Decorative reverse-painted glass objects from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries: an overview of the binding media", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Eastop, D., A. E. Bülow, and A. W. Brokerhof, "Design, digitisation, discovery: enhancing collection quality", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Tuesday 11/09/2012, 09:00 to 12:30, Session 2: Decorated surfaces and spaces 1: from Tutankhamen to Transylvania
Chair: a) Joyce H. Townsend, Tate, London, UK
  • Wong, L., S. Rickerby, A. Rava, A. Phenix, J. Mazurek, and R. Kamel, "Examination of the wall paintings in Tutankhamen’s tomb: inconsistencies in original technology", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Justa, P., T. Bayerová, and K. Bayer, "A new look at the figure of St Wenceslas from the St Vitus cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Sanders, K., L. Harrison, C. Higgitt, and C. Young, "Purely decorative? Technical analysis of a fifteenth-century northern European parade shield", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Chair: b) Brian Considine, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA
  • Chastang, Y., "The conservation of two pietre dure and gilt-bronze mounted cabinets made by Domenico Cucci", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Echard, J-P., C. Laloue, I. Chochod, and D. Pipitone, "Characterisation and conservation of the decorative paint on 17th-century French and Flemish harpsichord soundboards", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Mihály, F., and M. Guttmann, "The Umling painter-carpenter workshop in Transylvania", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Tuesday 11/09/2012, 14:00 to 17:30, Session 3: Approaches to understanding and conserving decorative arts
Chair: a) Gabriela Krist, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
  • Whalley, J., "Faded glory: gemstone simulants and enhancements", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Koob, S. P., and L. Gué, "The conservation of two Baccarat crystal Torchères at the Shangri La Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawaii", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Albert, K., "Ceramic rivet repair: history, technology and conservation approaches", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Chair: b) Sharon Cather, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
  • Lithgow, K., N. Boden, M. Hill, R. Lithgow, and K. Measures, "A ‘once in a lifetime’ experience: ‘Conservation in Action’ for Thornhill’s wallpaintings at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire, UK", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Gill, K., "Images can speak louder than words: communicating conservation effectively", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Hermerén, K., and H. Orrje, "Exposed and unseen: management of public immovable art", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Smith, S., A. Derbyshire, and V. Oakley, "Connoisseurship, aesthetics and ethics: factors influencing the conservation of the decorative arts", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Thursday 13/09/2012, 09:00 to 11:00, Session 4: Understanding the decorative by means of technical analysis
Chair: Tatjana Bayerová, University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • Helfenstein, E., K. Eremin, T. Drayman-Weisser, G. Gates, P. Klausmeyer, R. Newman, C S. DeRoo, and I. Freestone, "Technical examination of enamels from the Botkin collection", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Mass, J., and C. Matsen, "Understanding silver hollow wares of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: is there a role for X-ray fluorescence?", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • de Keijzer, M., M. R. van Bommel, R H-de. Keijzer, R. Knaller, and E. Oberhumer, "Indigo carmine: behaviour of a problematic blue dye", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Reedy, C. L., "Image analysis-aided light microscopy of glazed ceramics: identifying technological innovation and style", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Thursday 13/09/2012, 14:00 to 17:30, Session 5: Woven threads, feathers and enamels
    Chair: a) Alfred Vendl, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • Deisser, A-M., and L. Sipan, "Decorative art or art practice? The conservation of textiles in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Tetley, H., "Underfoot and overlooked: conservation treatment of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British carpets in historic houses", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Nagy, K., and A. Várfalvi, "When Spain dictated fashion: a Hungarian lady’s richly-decorated garments, c. 1600", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Chair: b) Jo Kirby Atkinson, IIC
  • Toth, M., "Lessons learned from conserving metal thread embroidery in the Esterházy Collection, Budapest, Hungary", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Riedler, R., E. Pearlstein, and M. Gleeson, "Featherwork: beyond decorative", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Casadio, F., A. Bezur, K. Domoney, K. Eremin, L. Lee, J. Mass, A. Shortland, and N. Zumbulyadis, "X-ray fluorescence applied to overglaze enamel decoration on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century porcelain from central Europe", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Friday 14/09/2012, 09:00 to 12:30, Session 6: Decorated surfaces and spaces 2: from country house to kitchen
Chair: a) Sigrid Eyb-Green, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • Haller, U., S. Hilden, and K. Krüger, "The conservation and mounting of very large painted wall-hangings", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Burnstock, A., C. Sitwell, C. Daunt, and S. Freeman, "A room transposed: a technical and historical study of the King’s Room, Westwood Manor, Wiltshire, UK", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Brichzin, U., and C. Herm, "Investigation and conservation of a panoramic wallpaper Les Vues du Brésil from 1829", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Chair: b) Martina Grießer, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
  • Sandbakken, E G., and E S. Tveit, "Edvard Munch’s monumental sketches (1909–1916) for the Aula of Oslo University, Norway: conservation issues and treatments", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Griffith, R., M. Delidow, and C. McGlinchey, "Peeling back the layers: Eileen Gray’s brick screens", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Bechthold, T., and J. Reischl, "Kitchen stories: Cuisine Atelier Le Corbusier, Type 1", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
Friday 14/09/2012, 14:30 to 16:30, Session 7: The decorative: understanding it and using it
Chair: Austin Nevin, National Research Council, Italy
  • Woolley, E., J. Nadolny, and L. Shekede, "Tin relief on thirteenth-century Cypriot wall painting: technology and conservation", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Godla, J., "Re-evaluation of French Renaissance furniture at the Frick Collection, New York, USA", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Campbell, B., É. Lévèque, and E. Jue, "Marcel Duchamp’s Boîtes-en-valise: collaboration and conservation", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.
  • Staniforth, S., and H. Lloyd, "Use it or lose it: the opportunities and challenges of bringing historic places to life", The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts. 2012 IIC Congress, Vienna, 2012.