Date: 1 Mar 2010
From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia [at] si__edu>
Subject: Conference on cleaning paintings--addendum
Cleaning 2010: New insights into the cleaning of paintings Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Spain)
May 26-28, 2010
Organization: This conference is a joint effort of the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI)
Venue: This conference will be held at the UPV in May 26-28, 2010.
Languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous translation will be available during the conference)
Fees: Early Bird Registration (before March 15, 2010):
Students: 200 euros
Professionals: 275 euros
Standard Registration (from March 15, 2010):
Students: 300 euros
Professionals: 375 euros
(Fees include access to all sessions, simultaneous translation, proceedings and coffee breaks)
Accommodation: special rates soon in the website
For more information: <URL:http://www.cleaning2010.upv.es> cleaning2010 [at] upv__es
Program (updated February, 2010)
Wednesday May 26, 2010
9-00-9.30 Opening Ceremony
Session 1: Opening
9-45-10.30 Opening talk "The Art and Science of Cleaning Paintings"
Stephen Hackney, Tate Gallery
Session 2: Ethics and Aesthetics
10-30-11.00 "Cleaning treatments in easel paintings in Italy: a history of a slow and difficult travel in the last 15 years : difficulties, lack of understanding, contrasts and positive results"
Erminio Signorini, Cesmar7 (Italia)
11-00-11.30 "The Removal of 'Patina' "
Stephen Gritt, National Gallery of Canada
12-00-12.30 "Solvents, gels, cotton swabs... look out!"
Konrad Laudenbacher Former Head of the Conservation Dept. Doerner Institut de Munich, responsible for the Nueva Pinacoteca and Schackgalerie
12-30-13.30 Poster session (1st part)
Session 3: Traditional Media: Egg Tempera and Oil
15-00-15.30 "The chemistry of egg binding medium and its interactions with organic solvents and water"
Antonella Casoli, Univ. Parma
15-30-16.00 "Oils: The chemistry of drying oils and the potential for solvent disruption"
Charles Tumosa, Univ. Baltimore
16-00-16.30 "The Influence of Pigments and Ion Migration on the Durability of Drying Oil and Alkyd Paints"
M.F. Mecklenburg, Smithsonian Institution
16-30-17.00 Coffee Break
17-00-17.30 "Effects of organic solvents on artists oil paints"
Alan Phenix, Getty Conservation Institute
17-30-18.00 "Quantifying solvent leaching effects on aged oil paints"
Ken Sutherland, Philadelphia Museum of Art
18-00-18.30 "An evaluation of changes in the appearance of 19thC grounds on canvas on varnishing and varnish removal"
Aviva Burnstock, Meredith Watson and Emily Nieder, Courtauld Institute
Thursday May 27, 2010
Session 4: Acrylics and Polyvinylacetates
Tom Learner, Getty Conservation Institute
9-45-10.15 "Cleaning of acrylic emulsion paints and the influence of paint formulation"
Richard Wolbers, Univ. Delaware
10-15-10.45 "Surfactants and acrylic emulsion paints: evaluating changes induced by surface cleaning treatments"
Browyn Ormsby, E. Kampasakali, P. Smithen and T. Learner, Tate Gallery
10-45-11.15 "Multi-technique study of the effect of chemical cleaning of acrylic and PVAc paintings"
T. Domenech et al., Univ. Politecnica de Valencia
11-15-11.45 Coffee Break
Session 5: Alkyds and Modern Oils
11-45-12.15 "Characterisation and Stability Issues of Artists' Alkyd Paints"
Rebecca Ploeger and Oscar Chiantore, Univ. Turin
12-15-12.45 "The non-ideal Action of Binary Solvent Mixtures on Oil and Alkyd Paint - Influence of the Selective Solvation and The Cavitation Energy"
Stefan Zumbuhl, Bern University of Applied Science, Art Technological Laboratory
12-45-13.15 "Progress in the Water Sensitive Oil Paints project"
KJ Van der Berg, Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
Session 6: Cleaning Systems
15-00-15.30 "Rigid gels and enzyme cleaning"
Paolo Cremonesi, Cesmar 7 (Italia)
15-30-16.00 "Soaps and residues"
A. Sanchez-Ledesma, U. Complutense Madrid
16-00-16.30 "Dry cleaning on paint surfaces"
Maude Daudin-Schotte (Freelance Conservator), Madeleine Bisschoff (Freelance Conservator), Ineke Joosten (ICN) and KJ Van der Berg (ICN)
16-30-17.00 "The Modular Cleaning Program Applied to the Cleaning of Acrylic Surfaces"
Chris Stavroudis (Freelance Conservator) and Tiarna Doherty (Getty Conservation Institute)
Friday May 28, 2010
Session 7: Influence of Research in the Practice of Cleaning Treatments
9-00-10.30 Poster session (2nd part)
10-30-12.30 Panel discussion:
M. Mecklenburg (SI),
Pilar Sedano (Head of the Cons.
Dept. Museo del Prado),
S. Gritt (Nat. Gallery Canada),
P. Cremonesi (Cesmar7) and
A. Phenix (Getty)
Jacqueline Ridge (National
Galleries of Scotland)
12-30-13.00 Closing of the conference
13.00 Closing Wine