Symposium: Paintings on Copper (and Other metal Plates): Production, Degradation and Conservation Issues

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Friday, 27 January, 2017 to Saturday, 28 January, 2017

Alfons Roig Auditorium
Faculty of Fine Arts
Polytechnic University of Valencia

The international symposium, "Paintings on copper (and other metal plates): Production, degradation and conservation issues: is organized jointly by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Subdireccion de Conservacion, Restauracion e Investigacion IVC+R de CulturArts Generalitat Valenciana and the University of Valencia (UV) and will be held at the UPV last week in January 2017.

This conference will provide a forum to conservators-restorers, conservation scientists, art historians and related professionals to discuss issues such as:

Historical and artistic aspects of the production of paintings on metal plate

Characterization of materials present in paintings on copper and other metal plates

Interaction between paint films and metal substrates. Influence on the stability of paintings

Degradation of paintings on metal plate. Common alterations and degradation mechanisms

Conservation treatment of paintings on metal plates. Ethical and aesthetic dilemmas

Limitations of common conservation treatments traditionally used in easel paintings. Latest research

Display, handling, transport and storage of paintings on metal plate. Guidelines for their preservation to minimize degradation

Case studies related to the theme of the symposium

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Registration: Registration will be available late in September 2016.