Studying 18th Century Paintings and Works of Art on Paper
September 16, 2015 | By James Black |
CATS Proceedings, II, 2014
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A collection of papers from the 2014 biennial ATSR symposium investigating the uses of source material for historical research and the conservation of art today
This bulletin, part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum, offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work of curators, conservators and scientists conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum.
EDVARD MUNCH: COMPOSING MONUMENTAL DRAFTS AND PAINTINGS 147 his works in progress, mainly in his open-air studios. The results obtained are compared to different written sources from the period: letters, diary entries and exhibition catalogues
The papers in this volume were presented at the Paintings Group’s conference Modern Conservation: What’s New? held at The Wallace Collection in London in October 2014. It covered a variety of topics including: consolidants and flake laying; the possible use of sports injury tape as a temporary means of support during structural conservation treatments; rigid inserts to stretchers to reduce vibrations; auxiliary supports for modern paintings; the problem of softening and weeping paints in modern works of art and methods of treatment; wet surface cleaning treatments for contemporary paintings; and ethical considerations when dealing with conceptual artists’ wishes.
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Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage David Pinniger ISBN: 9781909492226 UK Price: £35.00 | US Price: $80.00 Binding: Paperback Pages: 156 Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage is a practical, colour- illustrated, working handbook for the curator, conservator and all persons concerned with the management of collections. It is an essential guide to the recognition of insect, rodent and bird pests with advice on the practical steps required to prevent and control damage to collections. The latest information on the trapping and detection of pests is presented together with guidelines for pest recording. The author explains the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures, including concerns about the use of pesticides and their effects on staff and the environment. In addition, he demonstrates that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not only a safer option, but also a more cost-effective solution to the complex problems of pest control. This book offers comprehensive guidance for the necessary action and treatment of any pest problem likely to be encountered in museums, galleries, libraries, archives and historic houses.
The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 8 David Saunders (ed.) UK Price: £25.00 | US Price: $55.00 ISBN: 9781909492141 Binding: Paperback | Pages: 132 This bulletin, is the latest part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the British Museum website for public viewing. For more information and to order please visit our website: http://archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=220
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 5, 2014 Jenny Rose, Lucy Wrapson (eds) UK Price: £35.00 | US Price: $75.00 ISBN: 9781909492219 Binding: Paperback | Pages: 144 This volume is the fifth in what is now to become a regular biennial publication which presents the recent research into the conservation, structure, materials, history etc. of paintings by past and present staff and students (including early career interns) of the Hamilton Kerr Institute. For more information or to order please visit our website: http://archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=219
Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation Hélène Dubois, Joyce H. Townsend, Jilleen Nadolny, Sigrid Eyb-Green, Stefanos Kroustallis, Sylvie Neven (eds) UK Price: £39.50 | US Price: $80.00 ISBN: 9781909492165 Binding: Paperback | Pages: 156 The papers in this volume, presented at the Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels in November 2012, focus on major transformations of works of art, such as updates of format, function, iconography or appearance and their documentation by historical documentary sources. They cover a wide range of art, periods, sources and approaches, from Dioscorides to contemporary installations: Tinguely's explosive Homage to New York; the evolution and transformation of harpsichords in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; the art of anatomical wax models in Spain and neo-Gothic polychromies. The skilful combination of source research with experimental reconstruction and analysis is illustrated in studies of anthocyanin colorants in medieval European illuminators' workshops, and of tempera paint around 1900. Research on artists' materials such as vermilion and zinc white, refers to patents, inventories, diaries and chronicles. The interpretation and transmission of sources in central to several papers. Innovative databases of art technological sources are also presented. http://archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=214
Conserving Context: Relating Object Treatment to Collections and Settings Gerry Alabone (ed.) UK Price: £27.50 | US Price: $55.00 ISBN: 9781909492196 Binding: Paperback | Pages: 110 The conference papers contained in this volume explore the manner in which the significance of objects relates to their collection and setting as interdependent elements of the whole context. Complex interacting or conflicting contexts - such as past, dispersed or destroyed collections and settings - affect the intentions of current decisions for treatment. Also the methods chosen for treatment of decorative surfaces of objects can conserve or change the whole context of collection and setting. Consideration is given to the dilemmas encountered in attempting to maintain a consistency of approach between the intentions guiding the treatment of a setting and objects within it, and whether it is appropriate for objects to be considered and treated in a different way from their wider context. The approaches taken with these issues are complex, nuanced and distinctly formulated. http://archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=216
Standards in Architectural Paint Research Lisa Nilsen, Kathrin Hinrichs Degerblad (eds) UK Price: £49.50 | US Price: $95.50 ISBN: 9781909492172 Binding: Hardback | Pages: 224 The implications of globalisation include the growing necessity for people everywhere to be working in a more ‘global’ way. The increased international cooperation between professionals and clients in the field of Architectural Paint Research has highlighted the necessity to agree on standards in the way that samples are taken, analysed and recorded. The papers in this volume (presented at the conference Innovation through Baseline Proficiencies, hosted by the Swedish National Heritage Board) illustrate the problems involved in meeting this challenge. Ideas for moving forward include: the importance of keeping up with present-day standards in the paint industry, the creation of a new European group and an association of architectural paint researchers. http://archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=213
For Tomorrow: Investigating New Materials in the Works of Alexandru Rădvan Ruxandra Demetrescu, Diana Dochia, Roxana Rădvan (eds) UK Price: £25.00 | US Price: $50.00 ISBN: 9781909492110 Binding: Paperback | Pages: 148 Alexandru Rădvan, a man with astounding creative energies, is one of the most prominent contemporary artists in Romania and his art not only fits into the art historical tradition, but itself reinterprets the old myths and mythologies. For Tomorrow: Investigating the new materials in the works of Alexandru Rădvan came into being from very extensive research into the work of Alexandru Rădvan over the last decades and explores his works from critical and art historical points of view. This book also serves as a call to us to make records of the materials used by contemporary artists in their artistic processes and also to interest contemporary artists in the methods of preventive conservation of their artistic works. http://archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=207