The Conservation of East Asian Cabinets in Imperial Residences (1700-1900)

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Friday, 4 December, 2015 to Saturday, 5 December, 2015

Schonbrunn Palace Conference Centre

This is a follow-up to the 2013 workshop. See:

Organized by Institute of Conservation, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

The 2nd international workshop within the framework of the FWF-research project "Asian interior decoration in Schanbrunn Palace" brings together conservators, conservation scientists and art historians. The conference aims again to discuss East Asian interior decoration including porcelain, lacquer and paper objects. From the Austrian side, results of the research from the last two years on porcelain, lacquer and paper wares will be presented and
discussed with the conference audience.

Papers to be presented at the conference focus on the investigation and conservation of East Asian interiors and their decoration in imperial residences as well as case studies on art historical, conservation and conservation science issues in these fields. Provenance research, especially on objects with Asian origin and objects manufactured in Europe in the design of East Asian ware, is highlighted.

Technical details: The lectures (approximately 20 minutes) are held in English. A guided tour (limited to 25 persons) or free entrance in Schonbrunn Palace is included.

Participation: The workshop is limited to a maximum of 120 participants. Please submit the registration form for the workshop until November 19, 2015 to the University of Applied Arts Vienna
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Guided Tour: The guided tour is limited to a maximum of 25 persons. Registrations for the tour will be ranked in order of time. After exceeding the maximum number of participants, free entrance to the Palace (valid until 8 December 2015) will be offered to interested persons.

Registration for guided tour:

Workshop fee
Regular: 100 Euro
Reduced (students, graduates IKR, BDA): 50 Euro

Lecturers and member of ARRE, BMobV and LK Wien are free of charge.

Workshop fee has to be paid after registration is confirmed.

Participants must bear costs for travel and accommodation.

Contact: Martina Haselberger