Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:00 until Thursday, 04 October 2018 17:00


National Gallery of Ireland


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A one day conference will take place on Thursday 4 October at the National Gallery of Ireland. The conference will comprise an exciting selection of papers, as well as poster presentations and the opportunity to network with conservators from home and abroad. 

Book your place now here.

9.30 - Registration

SESSION 1 - 9.50 - 11.00 am

  • 'Conservation of a Louis Le Brocquy Lithograph and the use of Paper Pulp applied over suction as an infilling technique', Ciara McQueirns, independent paper conservator
  • 'Puck, Pigments Analysis and Paintings Conservators – The on-site conservation of a 17th century Dutch masterpiece', Corrie Masson MA, independent painting conservator

SESSION 2 - 11.30 - 1 pm

  • 'Jumping Through Hoops: The Challenges of Working with Stakeholders when Conserving Relics', Karen Horton, independent textile and ethnographic Conservator
  • • 'In the footsteps of Shackleton and Crean: Conservation of Antarctic Heritage', Ciarán Lavelle MSc, objects conservator, Birmingham Museums Trust
  • • 'Conservation of four “Travellers’ Tables” acquired by N.M.I in 1994 and 1997', Patrick Boyle, objects conservator, National Museum of Ireland
  • • 'Introducing Hillsborough Castle to Conservation', David Orr, metalwork conservator at Hillsborough Castle

SESSION 3 - 2.00 - 2.55 pm

  • 'The Prodigal Son Series (c.1660s) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo; An examination of technique', Muirne Lydon, paintings conservator, National Gallery of Ireland
  • 'Parchment, perforations and pigments: Exploring the materiality of an early Qur’an manuscript (CBL Is 1404)', Kristine Rose-Beers, senior conservator (manuscripts & books), Chester Beatty Library

SESSION 4 - 3.10 - 5 pm

  • 'Common sense(s) – the identification of plastics in collections by non-analytical methods', Brenda Keneghan PhD, materials scientist, Victoria & Albert Museum

Key Note Presentation

  • 'Conservation and Collaboration across Continents', Devi Ormond, associate conservator of paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum

Click here to access full programme and abstracts. This is an European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 event.

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