ICON Paintings Group Conference: 'Modern Conservation: What’s new?'

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Friday, 10 October, 2014 - 09:15

Venue: The Wallace Collection, London

The Paintings Group is hosting a conference during which the speakers will discuss various aspects of modern conservation, by presenting their research and findings as well as a number of case studies. The aim of the day is to provide a platform for paintings conservators to discuss various aspects of modern conservation including: the deterioration and conservation of contemporary works of art and problems posed by it; appraisal of new conservation materials and their properties; new and innovative techniques that are being developed and used to address conservation problems; or new and novel ways of using traditional or well known materials already in the conservator’s tool kit.

Topics of discussion will include: recent developments in wet cleaning systems for unvarnished modern and contemporary painted surfaces; the treating of and removal of liquefying paint; an evaluation of adhesives, consolidants and retouching media for the conservation and treatment of paintings on transparent plastic supports; Laropal A81 as an alternative to MS2A and other resins; the use of Kinesio tape as a supportive measure during conservation treatments; and a review of rigid stretcher insert systems, their materials and applications. There will also be a number of case studies, exploring modern conservation materials and complex ethical issues.

Please see the ICON website and the Paintings Group events page for a full programme of speakers and papers.

Evening Reception

Afterwards we will be holding an evening reception from 5-6pm at The Wallace Restaurant. Two free drinks vouchers will be included in the delegate packs and are included in the ticket price.

Registration for this event is now open - book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets prices are: members £75; non-members £95; students/concessions £45.

Tickets can be purchased by following the link below to the Eventbrite page. We look forward to seeing you there!


If you have any further queries please contact icon.paintingsgroup@googlemail.com