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All contributions to the Munich congress underwent a thorough selection process to guarantee their excellence. The vetting board, or Technical Committee, consisted of Prof. Dr. Jonathan Ashley-Smith (ex-Secretary-General of the IIC, latterly Head of Conservation at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London), chairman, Julian Bickersteth (Managing Director, International Conservation Services Pty Ltd, Sydney), Astrid Brandt-Grau (IFROA, Saint Denis La Plaine), PD Dr. Andreas Burmester (Doerner Institut, Munich), Brian Considine (Conservator of Decorative Arts & Sculpture, J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica), Jo Kirby (Scientific Department, National Gallery, London) and Prof. Unn Plahter (University Museum of Cultural Heritage, University of Oslo).

Monday 28 August

0800 Registration opens
1100 Opening ceremony
1130 Forbes Prize lecture by Gaël de Guichen

Session 1: Conservation in context. Chair: Andreas Burmester
14:30 Keeping It Together: Conservation, Context and Cultural Materials
Annlinn Kruger Grossman
15:00 Christian Sacred Art: A Conservation Challenge
António Ribeiro da Costa
15:30 Finding the Fallen: Conservation and the First World War
Renata Peters and Dean Sully
16:30 Context and Meaning Generation: The Conservation of Garments Deliberately Concealed Within Buildings
Dinah Eastop and Charlotte Dew
17:00 The Tate Brand: Its Consequences for the Care and Presentation of Tate Collections
Jacqueline Ridge
17:30 The Conservator in Context: Crossing Curatorial Boundaries
Caroline Buttler and Mary Davis

Tuesday 29 August

Session 2: Searching for a Lost Context. Chair: Brian Considine

09:00 Vision of the Sermon by Paul Gauguin: An Exploration of Making and Meaning
Lesley Stevenson and Belinda Thomson
09:30 Paintings are Made of Paint: The Exhibition of Painting Techniques in the Munich Glaspalast , 1893
Kathrin Kinseher
10:00 Examination of Alexej Jawlensky’s Painting Technique in his Munich Oeuvre from 1896 to 1914
Ulrike Fischer, Heike Stege, Daniel Oggenfuss, Cornelia Tilenschi, Susanne Willisch and Iris Winkelmeyer
11:00 Commedia dell’Arte : When Chagall Went to Frankfurt
Snejanka Bauer and Maria Kokkori
11:30 Dictated by Media: Conservation and Technical Analysis of a 1938 Joan Miró Canvas Painting
Elma O’Donoghue, Ashley M. Johnson, Joy Mazurek, Frank Preusser, Michael Schilling and Marc S. Walton
12:00 Asking for the Context: Conservation Strategy for Joseph Beuys’ The End of the Twentieth Century
Maike Grün

Session 3: The Industrial Context. Chair: Astrid Brandt-Grau
14:30 Industrial Heritage Conservation: The Historic Diesel Power Station in Wustermark
Thomas Dempwolf
15:00 Contextualising Textiles: Using Documentary Evidence to Retrieve Evidence for Regenerated Protein Fibres
Mary M Brooks and Mary Rose
15:30 Complementing Art History: Interpreting Sheet Metal and Light Bulbs
Martina Griesser-Stermscheg

Session 4: Adapted to a New Habitat
16:30 The Berlin Aleppo Room: A View into a Syrian Interior from the the Ottoman Empire
Jutta Maria Schwed
17:00 From Cosmopolitan Italy to Rural Dorset: The Separation of Night from Day by Guido Reni, 1599
Christine Leback Sitwell, Alan Bush and Jonathan Berry
17:30 French Genre Painting for the King: Masterpieces by Lancret and Watteau in Prussian Palaces
Christoph Martin Vogtherr, Eva Wenders de Calisse, Mechthild Most and Jens Bartoll

18:30 Reception, Pinakothek der Moderne

Wednesday 30 August

Session 5: The Intangible in Shifting Contexts I. Chair: Jo Kirby Atkinson
09:00 The Mimbres Journey: How Shifting Contexts Necessitate a Multi-Disciplinary Conservation Approach
Mina Thompson and Angela Elliott
09:30 The Role of Context in the Conservation of Contemporary American Indian Ceramics
Jessica Fletcher, Carl Patterson, Nancy Blomberg and Polly Nordstrand
10:00 Conservation of a Mäori Eel Trap: Practical and Ethical Issues
Catherine Smith and Heike Winkelbauer
11:00 Tjurkulpa; A Conservator Learns Respect for the Land, the People and the Culture
Andrew Thorn
11:30 Gamelan: Can a Conservation-Conceived Protocol Protect it Spiritually and Physically in a Museum?
Holly Jones-Amin, Heidi Tan and Alvin Tee
12:00 Multiple Functions and Multiple Histories of Tibetan Tsha-Tshas (Votive Clay Images)
Chandra L. Reedy

Session 6: The Intangible in Shifting Contexts II. Chair: Leslie Carlisle
14:30 Challenges in the Context of the Living Sacred Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism
Sanjay Dhar
15:00 Contextual Change and the Conservation of Wall Paintings: The Case of Korean Buddhist Temples
Kyeongsoon Han and Sujeong Lee
15:30 The Maya Site of Calakmul: In Situ Preservation of Wall Paintings and Limestones using Nanotechnologies
Piero Baglioni, Ramón Carrasco Vargas, David Chelazzi, Marinés Colón Gonzàlez, Alice Desprat and Rodorico Giorgi
16:30 Stone Armor 2200 Years Ago: Early Mass Production Methods in China
Sandra Bucher Fiuza, Duan Qingbo and Wang Dongfeng
17:00 A Colourful World for the Emperor’s Soul: The Polychromy of the Terracotta Sculptures at Qin Shihuang’sBurial Complex
Catharina Blänsdorf and Xia Yin
17:30 Modern Trends: Ancient Patterns
Mary Davis

19:30 Congress dinner

Thursday 31 August

Session 7: The Reconstruction of the Past. Chair: Gabriela Krist
09:00 A Pouring Satyr from Castel Gandolfo: History and Conservation
Erik Risser and Jens Daehner
09:30 Illuminating a Complex History: The Materials and Techniques of the Tombs of Urgell at the Cloisters
Beth M. Edelstein, Silvia A. Centeno and Mark T. Wypyski
10:00 The Preservation and Display of a Fourth-Century BCE Painted Thracian Tomb in Bulgaria
Zdravko Barov, Veneta Grudeva, Maria Karazlateva, Kitan Kitanov and Todor Marinov

Session 8: Staying in Context
11:00 The Relationship Between Preservation and Technique in Paintings in the Oranjezaal
Annelies van Loon, Lidwien Speleers, Ester Ferreira, Katrien Keune and Jaap Boon
11:30 Varnishes on Baroque Church Furnishings: In Search of a Suitable Conservation Approach
Katharina Walch−von Miller, Ursula Baumer and Johann Koller
12:00 Case Studies of Eighteenth-Century Polychromy and Metal Leaf Gilding in Bavaria
Inga Pelludat

13:00 Excursions 2-7 start
14:00 WISSENSSPEICHER excursion 1 starts

Friday 1 September

Session 9: Reading the Past. Chair: Jonathan Ashley-Smith
09:00 Nomenclatura et Species Colorum Miniatae Picturae: Researching Seventeenth-Century Pigments in Sweden
Cecilia Rönnerstam and Lars Hälldahl
09:30 The Mariani-Cibo Treatise: Contents and Context
Erma Hermens
10:00 Skokloster Castle and its Environment
Jan Holmberg, Bengt Kylsberg and Per Nelander
11:00 Proscribed Pigments in Northern European Renaissance Paintings and the Case of Paris Red
Jo Kirby, David Saunders and Marika Spring
11:30 Artists’ Pigments Reconsidered: Does Modern Science Match the Historical Context?
Christoph Krekel, Ursula Haller and Andreas Burmester
12:00 New Age Old Masters
Spike Bucklow

Session 10: Crossing Boundaries. Chair: David Leigh
14:00 Appliqué Stained Glass: The Conflict Between Conservation and Context
Norman H. Tennent
14:30 A Cross-Cultural Approach to Urushi Conservation: Consolidation of Metal Foil Decoration on the Mazarin Chest
Shayne Rivers and Yoshihiko Yamashita
15:00 Conservation and Continuity: Preserving the Library of the Monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai
Nicholas Pickwoad and Athanasios Velios

15:30 Keck award - Honorary fellow - Discussion - close.

17:00 closing reception
18:30 The end