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

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 would like to invite 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 Timothy Newbery, London, UK, have already confirmed their attendance.  They will be accompanied by the renowned Australian experts in the field.

Call for Papers - Deadline Extended

The organising committee now welcomes abstracts of 250 words for papers and lightning talks. 

Paper presentations should be tailored to 20 minutes in length. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers for publication in the AICCM Bulletin. Lightning talks should be tailored to approximately 5 minutes in length with an abstract for publishing in the symposium notes.

Please include: presentation title and author details (full name and institutional affiliation) plus a brief author biography up to 50 words. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision by Friday 2 November 2018.

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. Further information for registration, social events, accommodation and transportation is forthcoming on this page. To download a pdf of the Call for Papers, please click here.

The deadline for submissions has been extended.  To submit your abstract, send it to Barbara Dabrowa, Senior Conservator-Frames AGNSW on by close of business on Monday 15 October 2018

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, 2000

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Event Fee(s)
AICCM Member Early Bird (up to 1 February 2019) $ 495.00 (includes GST of $ 45.00)
AICCM Member Late (after 1 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 (up to 1 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 1 February 2019) $ 320.00 (includes GST of $ 29.09)

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