Oil based paints continue to be very appealing to contemporary artists. The developments in paint manufacture and the experiments with paint application, however, have led to changes in the drying properties and the stability of the modern oil paints and the works from which they are made. In addition, the surfaces of unvarnished paintings are often sensitive to cleaning solvents. These issues are of concern to conservators, curators, scientists, art historians and collection managers responsible for the care and display of modern and contemporary paintings.
Together with partners, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands has been studying these issues for almost ten years. We are pleased to invite you to the two-day symposium Issues in contemporary oil paint, at 28 and 29 March 2013. We welcome you to this international symposium on twentieth century oil paint research and take the advantage of introducing you to our premises in Amersfoort.
A range of invited speakers will deliver lectures. Participants will be invited to submit extended abstracts for posters that will be introduced by three-minute flash presentations.
For more information on abstract submission, the symposium program and admission fees, please visit www.cultureelerfgoed.nl/en/icop. Information will be regularly updated. The call for extended poster abstracts is due September 1, 2012. Deadline for submitting extended poster abstracts is November 1, 2012. Early registration and discount from September 1 until November 15, 2012.
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Image credits: Karel Appel, Les Animeaux (1961) detail. Photo: Laura Mills. Collection Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.