The Gilded Objects Special Interest Group and Conservation Framers Special Interest Group held our second joint international symposium, FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Symposium 2, hosted by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, on 3–5 April. The symposium was opened by director Dr Michael Brand. Our speakers and delegates came from Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, Poland and the United States. We shared conversation over wonderful morning and afternoon teas and a fine dinner at Athol Hall. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the State Library of New South Wales, Agilent, AICCM, Portable XRF Services, Sophie Brown Conservation Framing, and Tru Vue. With thanks also to the other members of the organising team: Barbara Dabrowa (GOCSIG convenor), Holly McGowan-Jackson and Malgorzata Sawicki.
We hope to set a date soon for our next frame symposium, to be held in Brisbane or Hobart. If anyone would like to assist with planning, please contact Barbara or me via the links on the AICCM special interest groups page. The conservation framers SIG is due for election of a new convenor so if you are interested in taking on this pleasant role please email Michelle Berry, AICCM secretary, or Didee Knight, SIG coordinator.
Louise Bradley, CFSIG convenor
5 April 2019, by Sacha Marie Levay, Technichienne á la restauration / Conservation Technician, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Scratching the surface
Of our inevitable kinship
The patina just happened