FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation:
Symposium 2

 Detail of the frame for the painting The visit of Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1890, by Edward Poynter, AGNSW; frame designed by the artist.Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
April 3 - 5, 2019

Registration is now open

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), Gilded Objects Conservation Special Interest Group (GOCSIG) and Conservation Framing Special Interest Group are planning the international symposium on AICCM FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Symposium 2, which will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, April 3–5, 2019.

 The Frames Symposium 2019 intends to encompass broader concepts associated with conservation of picture frames and gilded surfaces, as well as the history of frames, development of their styles, design and technology, and conservation framing. We have invited papers on varied issues associated with gilded/ polychrome finishes on frames, their conservation problems, history, technology, and research. We expect to attract a broad international audience of conservators, conservation students, curators and historians, students of the curatorial management courses, artists, designers and frame makers. We are pleased to announce that two keynote speakers and International experts on frames, George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York and John Payne, Melbourne, Australia, have confirmed their attendance.

Your registration includes all conference sessions (Wednesday-Friday 9.30 am – 5 pm), morning/ afternoon teas (Wednesday-Friday), lunch (Wednesday-Friday ) and the Welcome Reception as well as exhibition entry to the 'Paintings from the Collection ' at the State Library of NSW,  and hard copy abstract booklet.   The Symposium Dinner is not included in the registration but will be held on Thursday 4 april 2019 with the venue and additional cost to be confirmed.

Please note, unfortunately the registration fee for presenters (apart from keynote speakers) is not covered by the symposium budget and funding for this will need to be arranged by the presenter. 

Please down load the latest provisional program here and for information on accomodation options in Sydney near the Art Gallery down load our flyer here.


Symposium Organising Committee
Barbara Dabrowa; Dr Malgorzata Sawicki, FIIC; Louise Bradley and Holly McGowan-Jackson.

April 3rd, 2019 9:30 AM   through   April 5th, 2019 5:00 PM
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road
The Domain
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Event Fee(s)
AICCM Member Early Bird (extended to 15 February 2019) $ 495.00 (includes GST of $ 45.00)
AICCM Member Late (after 15 February 2019) $ 595.00 (includes GST of $ 54.09)
Non Member Registration $ 720.00 (includes GST of $ 65.45)
AICCM Early Bird Conservation Student Registration (extended to 15 February 2019) $ 220.00 (includes GST of $ 20.00)
Non-member Students/Concession $ 330.00 (includes GST of $ 30.00)
Conference Speaker $ 495.00 (includes GST of $ 45.00)
AICCM Conservation Student Member Late (after 15 February 2019) $ 320.00 (includes GST of $ 29.09)

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