Making and transforming art: changes in artists' materials and practice

International symposium of the ICOM-CC working group on Art Technological Source Research (ATSR)


The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) is honoured to host the interim meeting of the ICOM-CC working group on Art Technological Source Research (ATSR) in Brussels on 22-23 November 2012. The colloquium is intended for all scholars who are interested in art technology: conservators, art-historians, scientists, technical art historians and artists.

This conference is the fifth in a successful series of interim meetings of the ATSR working group: following upon symposia in Amsterdam (2004), Madrid (2006), Glasgow (2008) and Vienna (2010).

The aim of the interim meeting is primarily to provide a forum for discussion of art technological source research, exploring artists’s practices as recorded in technical treatises, manuals, correspondence and journals, and also in images such as photographs, films or prints. The focus of this year’s meeting is the transformation of artists’s materials and works of art, as documented in visual and written sources


Main colloquium topics

  • Interpretation of sources on artistic techniques;
  • Transformations of works of art and materials;
  • Classification, recording and access: inventories and databases.


Language

The language of the conference will be English.


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage, Brussels.


Scientific Committee

Mark Clarke (Department Conservation and Restoration, Faculty of Sciences and Technology Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Hélène Dubois (KIK-IRPA), Sigrid Eyb-Green (ATSR/ICOM-CC WG Co-Coordinator, Institut für Konservierung-Restaurierung / Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna), Jo Kirby Atkinson (formerly of the Scientific Department, The National Gallery, London), Stefanos Kroustallis (ATSR/ICOM-CC WG Coordinator), Jilleen Nadolny (Art Access & Research, London), Jana Sanyova (KIK-IRPA), Joyce Townsend (Tate Gallery, London).


Organizing Committee

Catherine Bourguignon (KIK-IRPA), Christina Ceulemans (KIK-IRPA, General Director a.i.), Anne-Françoise Gerards (KIK-IRPA), Simon Laevers (KIK-IRPA), Hans Opstaele (KIK-IRPA), Edwin De Roock (KIK-IRPA), Hélène Dubois (KIK-IRPA), Mark Clarke (Department Conservation and Restoration, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa).


Host

Koninklijk instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium

Partners

Icom-cc
Archetype