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Over the past thirty years or so upholstery conservation has developed into a specialist discipline. During this time there have been changes in approaches to documentation and investigation of extant materials and to the treatment of surviving original materials. Changes in treatment approaches have also extended to the restoration of an upholstered appearance to bare frames for museum displays.

Detail Summary
Organised by Kate Gill
Date 31 May 2013
Time 09:15 - 12:15

Through a series of case studies the lecture will aim to cover the following areas:

  • The history and development of upholstery conservation
  • Establishing the role of the object and how this may influence treatment options
  • Identifying objects needs and approaches to treatment
  • Collaboration of textile, furniture and upholstery specialists

There will be an opportunity to look at examples of conservation materials used in the case studies presented. There will also be time for informal discussion of issues covered.

Recommended reading prior to session:
GILL, K. 2004. The development of upholstery conservation as a practice of investigation, interpretation and preservation. Reviews in Conservation, (London: IIC) 5, 3-24.

Lecturer

Kate Gill FIIC ACR FHEA, Senior Conservator/Lecturer, Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton (1998-2009). Kate is a free-lance conservator, lecturer and researcher, notably of textiles. She is a specialist in upholstery conservation and innovative, image based documentation. Kate has published widely on textile and upholstery conservation.

Venue

University of Amsterdam, Oudemanhuispoort, room F0.02.

Costs

Lecture fee is € 45,-.

Participants

Number of Participants: maximum 35. Registration is open to restorers, conservation scientists and related professionals practicing within the field.

How to apply

Please e-mail your filled in registration form before May 20th, 2013 to pe-CenR@uva.nl.  Applications will be considered in order of arrival.
Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation plus the information for payment. Your registration is final when we have received the fee.

Contact

Please contact Angèle Goossens (coordinator continuing education) or Rosa Hoogenboom (secretariat) by e-mail pe-CenR@uva.nl, or by telephone +31 (0)20-5252021 or +31 (0)20-5254899 with any queries.