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IIC was delighted to acknowledge the support and involvement of a number of organisations in the operation and resourcing of the 2013 Student and Emerging Conservator Conference in Copenhagen. Their involvement and help made the event much more effective and allowed greater engagement with the conservation community. Our partners are the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts / School of Conservation, Tru Vue, WS Maney & Sons Ltd , Conservation by Design and Kremer Pigmente. You can read more about them here:
Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi / Konservatorskole
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts / School of Conservation
Founded in 1754, the Academy is the oldest and most renowned place of higher learning in Denmark where art and research within the theoretical and technological areas are bound together. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation is the name of Denmark's new creative institution of higher education. The merger between the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and the Danish Design School has been planned over a number of years, and in early 2011 the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation joined the merger project.
This new merged institution offers degree programmes in architecture, conservation and design. The objective of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation as an institution of higher education is to provide education in architecture, design, arts and crafts, conservation and restoration on an artistic and scientific basis and to the highest level, and to conduct artistic development work and on a scientific basis to carry out research in the fields of architecture, design, arts and crafts, conservation and restoration.
Tru Vue: a pioneer in non-glare glass surfaces.
Founded in 1946 as Chicago Dial, Tru Vue began as a manufacturer of glass for radio dials and later TV screens. One of the company’s first innovations was a process that etched the glass on TV screens, creating a non-glare surface that refracted light and allowed for a much clearer picture. This etched glass product is what brought Tru Vue into the picture framing market in 1970. Discovering that etched-glass technology eliminated the mirror-like reflections associated with framed art, Tru Vue again brought about industry-changing innovation with the introduction of double-sided, etched non-glare picture framing glass.
Setting new standards.
Today, as a part of Apogee Enterprises, Tru Vue sets the standard in glazing that enhances, protects, and beautifies. From custom framing to conservation and preservation in museums and galleries across the globe, to commercial optics, Tru Vue is known as a leader and innovator in the protection and conservation of all things framed and displayed. Whether it’s Museum Glass®, Conservation Clear® and Conservation Reflection Control®, or our acrylic glazing products including Optium Museum Acrylic®, no other company has such a complete portfolio of high-performance glazing options as Tru Vue. Our advanced, optically coated glazing products help protect framed art from up to 99 per cent of harmful indoor and outdoor UV rays—UV rays that can cause art to fade over time. And our magnetron sputtered, anti-reflective coating is engineered for demanding optical requirements, durability, and strength. No matter what Tru Vue® glass or acrylic you use, you can be sure you’re showcasing and protecting works of art and displays with the highest quality glazing in the industry. Tru Vue is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services.
W.S. Maney & Sons Ltd
Maney delivers personalised service to authors, societies, readers and libraries for the publishing and international dissemination of high quality, peer-reviewed scholarship and research. Specialising in print and electronic journal publishing, Maney is committed to technical and editorial innovation combined with traditional values of quality and collaboration.
Maney Publishing is an independent publishing company specialising in academic journals in materials science and engineering, the humanities, and health science. Maney is committed to publishing high quality journals in print and electronic formats that are international in scope and peer-reviewed. With offices in Leeds and London in the UK, and in Philadelphia in North America, Maney publishes extensively for learned societies, universities and professional bodies around the world.
Studies in Conservation
Maney is the publisher of IIC’s journal Studies in Conservation. Studies in Conservation is the premier international peer-reviewed journal for the conservation of historic and artistic works. The intended readership includes the conservation professional in the broadest sense of the term: practising conservators of all types of object, conservation, heritage and museum scientists, collection or conservation managers, teachers and students of conservation, and academic researchers in the subject areas of arts, archaeology, the built heritage, materials history, art technological research and material culture.
Studies in Conservation publishes original work on a range of subjects including, but not limited to, examination methods for works of art, new research in the analysis of artistic materials, mechanisms of deterioration, advances in conservation practice, novel methods of treatment, conservation issues in display and storage, preventive conservation, issues of collection care, conservation history and ethics, and the history of materials and technological processes. Scientific content is not necessary, and the editors encourage the submission of practical articles, review papers, position papers on best practice and the philosophy and ethics of collecting and preservation, to help maintain the traditional balance of the journal. Whatever the subject matter, accounts of routine procedures are not accepted, except where these lead to results that are sufficiently novel and/or significant to be of general interest.
Conservation by Design
Since 1992 Conservation by Design (CXD) has provided a comprehensive range of high quality conservation storage and display products including furniture, showcases acid-free boxes, museum boards and specialist papers to Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Archives worldwide.
Founder, Stuart Welch, had the vision to establish an ethical company with a positive philosophy dedicated to creative, open-minded design and products that would answer the needs of all areas of cultural preservation. Nearly twenty years on, those values still remain the cornerstone of the CXD business.
Holder of the Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, CXD’s passion is conservation and its reputation for quality and expertise has been built on an enthusiasm to understand and satisfy the needs of a wide variety of clients. The company’s commitment to craftsmanship and tradition is matched by an advanced product development programme to ensure that it continues to lead the market through innovation.
In 2007 CXD was acquired by Arqadia, the UK’s leading supplier of mouldings and mountboard to the art and framing market. This move provided the support, investment and resources needed to help develop the company, improve its customer service and explore some exciting new product opportunities.
We have been discovering and redeveloping historical pigments since 1977. Our assortment consists of over 1000 different mineral pigments made from precious and semiprecious stones. We offer some of these pigments in various grindings and qualities. Special requests in regards to purity and particle size can be complied with.
“The purity of colour truly resonates when the traditional qualities and integrity of a pigment are considered as they relate to other materials in a composition.” (Dr Kremer)
Vermilion, Smalt, Lead Tin Yellow, Veronese earth, Lapis Lazuli, bone black and Madder lake – to name just a few of the rare pigments – are at home in the Kremer Color mill before they are sent into the wide world on land, water and air. Restorers, artists, violin makers, artisans belong to the international clientèle of Kremer Pigmente. In 1977 Chemist George Kremer founded his company, which since that time has become the first address for historical pigments and mediums.
Starting as a sideline of his study of chemistry, it became quickly apparent that the production and distribution of historic pigments found enthusiastic customers. No matter whether it is the restoration frescoes from the 17th Century on a church ceiling in Switzerland, or the desire of an artist for a special kind of red, yellow, blue or green, Dr. Kremer made it his task to find the desired hue, to obtain the special pigment, or to search for natural occurrences of the mineral and produce the pigment from it.
In 1984 the company moved from Rottenburg / Neckar to Aichstetten/ Allgäu. By the purchase of a flour mill from the 18th Century Kremer Pigmente united the production, distribution and administration under one roof.
The number of employees grew steadily. There are now over 30 employees in Aichstetten, busy to produce rarities such as Lapis Lazuli, according to old recipes, to fill small bags ready for shipping out of big pigment containers, and counseling customers.
Kremer-owned shops are now in Munich and New York. More than 80 artist material stores in Germany and around the world offer a range of Kremer Pigmente products.
Today Kremer Pigmente has become an international leader in the field of pigments for restoration and art painting, and Dr. Kremer is still on the lookout for the true pigments and mediums of the Old Masters.