Colloque : Historic and modern assemblages : treatments of wood based multimedia artworks/interiors in context

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Stadtmuseum, Knoblauchhaus, Berlin, XVIIIe siècle

Type : colloque
Date de la manifestation : 8-10 avril 2016.
Lieu : University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Potsdam, Allemagne.
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Joint Interim Conference of the ICOM-CC Working Groups: Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer and Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration, kindly supported by the German Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR) Specialty Group: Furniture and Wooden Artifacts.
Hosted in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Set within the historic gardens and palaces of Potsdam, this conference will focus on site-specific wooden works of art of a composite nature. Included in this broad theme are the exploration of the purpose and the complex means used to create these works consisting of multiple elements and mixed materials as well as the conservation strategies designed to preserve and display them.
This three-day conference will bring together an international roster of conservators, art historians, conservation scientists, and artists to share new research, past experiences, and their specific and varied expertise.

The conference will be divided into two days of presentations and followed by a day with guided tours of historic sites, museums and conservation studios.

Presentations will focus in sessions on the following themes:
–    Assemblages in-situ: Architectural interiors
–    Conservation in-situ: Methods and challenges
–    Assemblages set in the museum context: Western, non-western and religious
–    Innovative techniques for documentation, conservation technology and analysis

Program

Friday April 8th

  • Registration, Foyer Main Building (Eingangshalle Hauptgebäude)
  • Official opening and introductory remarks – Prof. Dr. Eckehard Binas (President of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)
  • Introduction to conference theme – Daniel Hausdorf and Stephanie de Roemer (Coordinators of ICOM-CC Working Groups)

SESSION 1: ASSEMBLAGES – HISTORICAL APPROACH / moderator Prof. Dr. Angelika Rauch

  • The paradise bed & the painted chamber of Westminster Palace c.1486, Helen Hughes
  • Charlemont medal cabinet (1767-68) designed by Sir William Chambers: A consideration of its past and future, Paul Tear

SESSION 2: ASSEMBLAGES – CONSERVATION IN SITU – METHODS AND CHALLENGES / moderator Prof. Dr. Angelika Rauch

  • Conservation and recreation: The restoration of Sir John Soane’s private apartments at 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Helen Dorey, Lyall Thow, Jane Wilkinson
  • Tegel Palace (1822-1826): A unique survival of interiors designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for Wilhelm von Humboldt,Martina Abri, Jörg Weber
  • The Eremitage of the Neuer Garten in Potsdam: Investigation of the interior panelling and the original appearance,Gerald Grajcarek

SESSION 2: ASSEMBLAGES – CONSERVATION IN SITU – METHODS AND CHALLENGES (continued) / moderator Prof. Dr. Angelika Rauch

  • The Junkerhaus (1850-1912), Lemgo – An exposed wooden house and its contents: A review of the preventative conservation measures installed in 2001-2004, Norbert Grote

SESSION 3: MUSEUM PRESENTATIONS – WESTERN ASSEMBLAGES / moderator Stephanie de Roemer

  • A rococo room from a Grachtenhuis in Amsterdam (1743-1748) in the Rijksmuseum: The reinstallation of the original fittings – and a streak of sunlight, Paul van Duin
  • The Bernstorff Suite at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Its presentation and interpretation from the 18th to the 21st Century, Cynthia Moyer
  • The Period Rooms of the Culturhistorisches & Kunstgewerbe-Museum in Graz. Karl Lacher’s pioneering concept of display around 1890, Valentin Delic
  • The Period Rooms in the Swiss National Museum, Zurich: The 1898 installations to be conserved and reinstalled, Gaby Petrak
  • Building Backwards: Ornament defines structure in the installation of the Worsham-Rockefeller bedroom (1881) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, F. Carey Howlett
  • “Are you still cooking or already eating?” – The reinstallation of a Frankfurt kitchen (1926-1931) provides a new understanding of built-in furniture of the period, Christian Dressen

Saturday, April 9th

  • Keynote lecture – Dr. Samuel Wittwer (Director of Palaces and Collections, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg)

SESSION 4:  DOCUMENTATION, TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYSIS / moderator Jan Dorscheid

  • Modern methods of documentation for conservation: Photogrammetric evaluation of historic recordings, Gunnar Siedler, Sebastian Vetter
  • The scientific investigation of 18th and 19th polychrome furniture from the collections of the House of Esterházy, at Esterházy Castle, used to inform conservation-restoration decisions, Sabine Stanek, Martina Griesser, Václav Pitthard, Susanne Kaefer, Florian T. Bayer
  • Choir stalls (1537) from Transylvania: A conservation challenge saving every millimetre – the use of 3D laser scanners and digital techniques for their reconstruction, Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Christine Fiedler, Gunar Grossmann, Julia Knöpfle-Richter
  • Capturing the history of finishes: A documentation tool for architectural paint research, Edwin Verweij and David Edvardson

SESSION 5: MUSEUM PRESENTATIONS – NON-WESTERN ASSEMBLAGES / moderator Daniel Hausdorf

  • Petioles, paint and steel: The conservation and re-installation of the Mariwai Village Kwoma ceremonial house ceiling at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, Beth Edelstein, Christine Giuntini
  • The Alhambra Cupola in the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin: The history of a 14th century wooden ceiling, current conservation challenges and new prospects for a Nasrid masterpiece, Julia Gonnella, Anne Mollenhauer, Jutta Maria Schwed
  • Ornate panels from 18th and 19th century Damascene ʿajamī interiors: Conservation issues and Western perceptions of the ‘Orient’ revealed, Anke Scharrahs

SESSION 6: RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLAGES / moderator Stephanie de Roemer

  • Three Baroque Altarpieces in the Church of Our Lady in Aarschot (Belgium): Insights into the working methods of Antwerp sculptor and designer Pieter Scheemaeckers, Ingrid Geelen
  • The investigation and treatment of a 17th century wooden Jain Shrine (house-temple) from Gujarat, Western India Part 1. Context / Part 2. Treatment, Kathleen M. Garland, Kimberly Masteller, John Twilley, Cathleen Duffy
  • Q&A and closing remarks