BAPCR Conference 2016: A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting: Practice and Conservation

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Friday, 7 October, 2016 - 00:00

British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR)
The Wallace Collection

The British Association of Picture-Restorer Conservators (BAPCR) are pleased to present a major one day conference on the conservation of nineteenth-century paintings and associated technical research.

The conference will include talks on: approaches to restoration and the presentation of paintings in the nineteenth century; technical analysis and research into nineteenth-century artists' materials and working methods; the challenges faced by today's conservators treating works from this period, illustrated with case studies.

Early bird rates:
BAPCR Member: UKP80
Non-member: UKP100
Student (limited availability): UKP40

After July 1, 2016:
BAPCR Member: UKP100
Non-member: UKP120
Student (limited availability): UKP60

Tickets include a drinks reception after the conference and a copy of the publication to be available in 2017.

For further information please contact:


Sally Woodcock, Hamilton Kerr Institute
Keynote Address: Alteration, restoration and why pictures foam: what conservators can learn from Victorian artists' colourmen

Jacob Simon
Nineteenth Century Restoration in Public Galleries in Britain in the National Portrait Gallery

Dr Leslie Carlyle, Universidade Nova, de Lisboa, Portugal
Nineteenth-Century Oil Painting Materials and Techniques Research: A Review of Key Findings from Documentary Sources, Results from Reconstructions with Historically Appropriate Materials and Suggestions for Future Research

Adele Wright, Tate
Delacroix: Mid-Century Modern Master

Roxane Sperber, Yale Center for British Art
The Retouching Practices of John Linnell and the Challenges Posed to Conservators: A Case Study of Hanson Toot, View in Dovedale

Rosalind Whitehouse, Independent conservator
"Oily Drops on the Window Pane"

Fabio Frezzato, Gianluca Poldi, Enzo Savoia, Arianna Splendore, Centro Ricerche sul Dipinto
Giovanni Boldini: Technique and Conservation. A Systematic Scientific Study of Forty Paintings and Eight Watercolours

Gabriella Macaro, National Gallery, London
The Barbizon Paintings at the National Gallery, London: A Technical Survey

Hayley Tomlinson, Sarah Herring, Gabriella Macaro, National Gallery, London
Ernst Victor Hareux and the Barbizon Artists

Michaela Straub, Hamilton Kerr Institute
The Conservation and Research of Two Paintings by Alfred East RA

Nicola Costaras, Victoria and Albert Museum
'These pitchy pigments from their very nature never harden': Nineteenth-Century Perspective on Premature Cracking in Oil Paintings

Nienke Woltman, Suzanne Veldink, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
George Hendrik Breitner at Work: A Joint Perspective on Nineteenth-Century Artistic Practice

Lidwien Speleers, Dordrechts Museum
The Cleaning of a Solvent Sensitive Painting by Jacob Maris

Nele Bordt, Katy Saunders-Blessley, Royal Collection
Observations on Rudolf Swoboda's Painting Technique

"A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting Practice and Conservation" is sponsored by Tru Vue.
The BAPCR conference organizing committee:
Pippa Balch
Nicola Costaras
Polly Saltmarsh
Vicky Sutcliffe