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ID VenueRoyal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - Trippenhuis
Start Date7. lokakuuta 2013
End Date10. lokakuuta 2013
NameRecent advances in glass, stained glass and ceramics conservation
DescriptionICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group Interim Meeting Forum of the International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass (Corpus Vitrearum-ICOMOS). Collaboration, inspiration, and exchange are essential for all conservators, because as much as we need to be specialists, we also need to be open to new ideas outside our fields. Conservation is becoming increasingly more international and interdisciplinary, a statement which, though obvious, nevertheless bears repeating. Limited resources force us to search for synergies that may provide unexpected opportunities to join forces across (imaginary) borders. For the first time, the interim meeting of the ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group and the Forum of the International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass (Corpus Vitrearum-ICOMOS) will be organised as a joint conference. These organisations have much in common, including several shared members. Whereas the interim meetings of the ICOM-CC WG Glass and Ceramics have been organized every three years, the Forum has a two-year interval. The plans for both organisations to meet in 2013 offered a rare opportunity to join forces to present the latest developments in the conservation of glass, stained glass, and ceramics, whether in collections or in situ. In this joint conference delegates will have the opportunity to gain from the shared experience of both groups and learn from the interactions and exchanges that are a central part of the conference experience. Aims of the conference to present relevant case studies in the conservation of glass, stained glass, and ceramics to disseminate research results in the field of cultural heritage to promote the application of new materials and technologies for conservation practice as well as tools for analysis and documentation to identify further research and to provide networking for future activities Target audience conservators working in museums and in private practice scientists specializing in conservation students interested in glass, stained glass, and ceramics architects, engineers, master glaziers, and glass painters dealing with stained glass in situ curators and administrators in charge of museum collections or cultural heritage sites Dutch tile picture of a vase containing flowers, dated approximately 1850 Dutch Tile Museum, Otterlo Stained glass window from 1647-1650 by J.G. van Bronckhorst, depicting the granting of city arms to Amsterdam in 1342 by Count William IV Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam Structure and scope The four-day conference will include thematic sessions on research in progress and case studies related to glass, stained glass, and ceramics. About 25 posters will be displayed. A visit to the Ateliergebouw housing the Conservation workshops of the University of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum and the Laboratories of the Cultural Heritage Agency, on Tuesday afternoon and several post-conference tours will be offered to allow participants to explore stained glass in situ as well as museum collections in The Netherlands. Publication Arrangements have been made for the publication of colour preprints, retaining an important feature of previous Interim Meeting and Forum Proceedings. All contributions will be peer-reviewed by members of the conference editorial board. The preprints will be published by SPA publishers.
PublisherSPA Publishers
Type of eventConference

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