Thursday, 14 April 2011

Filling and retouching symposium + Call for papers on vellum and parchment

Two very different and interesting conservation 'events' in the near future. The Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) is organizing a symposium on filling and retouching. And the Journal of the Institute of Conservation is calling for papers for an issue dedicated to parchment and vellum. See details below.

Filling and Retouching: Paintings and Painted Surfaces
Monday 23 May 2011 09-30-17.00

Will take place at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht.

The symposium will highlight materials and techniques used for filling and retouching lacunae in finishing layers.
Registration deadline: 1 May 2011
Cost: Euro 85 euro and Euro 40 student
Registration forms are available on request at info [at]

Parchment and Vellum Special Issue

The Journal of the Institute of Conservation
Volume 35 issue 2, Autumn 2012
They are looking for articles on:
  • Historical documents, illuminated manuscripts, codices, or an object with a vellum element.
  • Investigations on the identification or deterioration of vellum or parchment
  • New treatments
  • Management and care
Send an abstract to the Journal Editor, Janet Berry journal [@]
Deadline for completed articles is 31 August 2011.

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