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Thursday, 14 October 2021 09:15 until Friday, 15 October 2021 16:00

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Zoom Conference
ICRI Biennial Conference - Celebrating 30 years of Conservation in Ireland with the theme Challenges in Conservation: Past, Present & Future

ICRI Biennial Conference - Celebrating 30 years of Conservation in Ireland with the theme Challenges in Conservation: Past, Present & Future


ICRI Biennial Conference - Celebrating 30 years of Conservation in Ireland with the theme Challenges in Conservation: Past, Present & Future

About this event

ICRI Conservation Activities in Ireland VII

The Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland (ICRI) is delighted to host this biennial event which offers a professional forum for members to showcase their recent activities and achievements.

This is a special year for the Institute as it celebrates 30 years as the professional body for conservator-restorers in Ireland. Founded in 1991, the Institute continues to set standards of professional practice through its accreditation scheme and via training workshops, courses and conferences.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Institute, ICRI will be hosting a free 2-day virtual conference. This years' conference theme is Challenges in Conservation: Past Present and Future. The conference will feature talks, short presentations and posters with Q&A sessions throughout the 2-day event. We are delighted to have three keynote presentations: Grellan D. Rourke(former Chair of ICRI, Retired Senior OPW Conservation Architect)opens day one and will speak on the role of the Institute and the history of the profession of conservation in Ireland; Susan Corr (former President of E.C.C.O - European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisation) will situate ICRI in the context of European developments in conservation-restoration as these impact the profession of the Conservator-Restorer; and closing the conference, Siobhan Stevenson (Director of Legacy Conservation and Director of Northern Ireland Museums Council) will be looking at the changes in conservation and practice towards caring for collections and preventive conservation, focusing on how conservators integrate with museum professionals. We look forward to seeing you there.

While tickets for this event are free, registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an automated email from Eventbrite containing the Zoom link (at the bottom of the email). The link is valid for both days of the conference. If you have not received this within 24 hours of booking, please contact Liz D'Arcy at events@icriconservation.ie

The programme for this event is presented below, with the times listed being GMT (Dublin, Ireland)

ICRI would like to thank the Heritage Council who are supporting this event.

DAY 1: Thursday 14th October 2021

09.15 - 09.30: REGISTRATION

09.30 - 09.45: Welcome address and introduction by Susie Bioletti, A-ICRI, ICRI Chair and Head of Conservation at Trinity College, Dublin

09.45 - 10.00: President's Address, Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland and Patron of ICRI

10.00 - 10.30: Keynote Speaker - Grellan D Rourke, A-ICRI (former Chair of ICRI, Retired Senior Conservation Architect for the Office of Public Works) - The Profession of Conservation in Ireland: from its early development to the establishment and achievements of its Institute

10.30 - 11.00: Christoph Oldenbourg, Retired A-ICRI ( Independent Wall Paintings Conservator)- Wall Paintings Conservation in Ireland: A Retrospective

11.00 - 11.30: Ele von Monschaw, A-ICRI (Paintings Conservator at the National Gallery of Ireland) - Peeling away the Layers: Discoveries from recent Tudor research at the NGI

11.30 - 12.15: x3 fifteen minute presentations

  1. Roisin Beirne (Independent Objects Conservator) - Using Cyclododecane to prevent colour change during wood consolidation: Conservation of the Stickford Church Bell Clapper
  2. Paula Serra Sanchez (former project Paintings Conservator at the National Gallery of Ireland) - The Challenge of Retouching: The Conservation Project of Gerard Seghers’ Lamentation of Dead Christ at the NGI
  3. Gretchen Allen (Book Conservator at Maynooth University Library) - Conservators and Looted Artifacts: the results of a short survey on conservation ethics

12.15 - 12.45: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Session

12.45 - 13.25: LUNCH BREAK

During lunch break there will be a Poster on display by Josefin Jiminez (Book conservator at Special Collections & Archives at the Glucksman Library, University of Limerick) - Into the West: the Bolton Library at University of Limerick

13.30 - 14.00: Zoe Reid, A-ICRI (Senior Conservator at the National Archives, Dublin) - Recovering the Archives from the Public Records Office in Ireland

14.00 - 14.30: Louise Egan (Condition Report Liaison at the V&A) & Clair Battison (Senior Preservation Conservator at the V&A) - Digital objects-based Information for Touring Exhibitions - The value of consistency in progress

14.30 - 15.00: Pearl O'Sullivan, A-ICRI (Independent Paintings Conservator) - Conservation in Action at Johnstown Castle, featuring conservation treatment of the Johnstown family portrait

15.00 - 15.30: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Session

DAY 2: Friday 15th October 2021

09.45 - 10.00: Registration & Welcome to Day 2

10.00 - 10.30: Keynote Speaker - Susan Corr, A-ICRI (Former President of E.C.C.O and Independent Paper Conservator & Consultant in Collection Care) - ICRI in the European Context

10.30 - 11.00: Dr. Patrick McBride(Independent Paper Conservator) & Ciara McQueirns, A-ICRI (Independent Paper Conservator) - Discovering New Yeats: The conservation of a collection of Jack Butler Yeats' works pasted to the inside of a trunk and the discovery of new pieces

11.00 - 11.30: Sarah Graham (Head of Conservation at the Public Records Office in Northern Ireland ) - Re-embedding a strong Conservation & Preservation culture at PRONI

11.30 - 12.00: x2 fifteen minute presentations

  1. Sophie Coulthard (former Heritage Council Conservation intern at the Chester Beatty Library) - Conservation learning through COVID: mentorship, models and blogs
  2. Louise O'Connor, A-ICRI (Paper Conservator at the National Library of Ireland) - 17th century watermarks in the Genealogical Office manuscripts of the National Library of Ireland

12.00 - 12.30: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Session

12.30 - 13.10: LUNCH BREAK

During lunch break there will be a Poster on display by Pearl O'Sullivan (Independent Paintings Conservator ) - Conservation of James Northcote's 'Lady Lyster' in the Royal Dublin Society Collections

13.15 - 13.45: Maria Canavan, A-ICRI (Paintings Conservator at the National Gallery of Ireland) & Letizia Marcattili (former project Paintings Conservator at the NGI) - Challenges and discoveries in the Conservation of a Painting by Lavinia Fontana at the National Gallery of Ireland

13.45 - 14.15: Federica Traversa (Paintings Conservator at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin) - 'Big Bird' by Niki de Saint Phalle - a conservation project with the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

14.15 - 14.45: Dr Alison Muir, A-ICRI (Paper Conservator with the National Museums Northern Ireland) - The preservation of the Harland and Wolff ship plan archive at National Museums Northern Ireland

14.45 - 15.15: Keynote Speaker - Siobhan Stevenson, ACR (Director of Legacy Conservation and Director of Northern Ireland Museums Council) - A Matter of Perspective - collections conservation and care

15.15 - 15.45: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Session

15.45: Closing address and thanks by Susie Bioletti, ICRI Chair

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/icri-conservation-activities-in-ireland-vii-2-day-event-tickets-170054735291?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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