Louise Bradley and Barbara Dabrowa, GOCSIG convenor, are working on early plans for AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Sydney 2019. We will set the date for the symposium, (possibly late October 2019), very soon.
Frank Filippone, editor of Profile Magazine, again offered a trade fair stand to AICCM at Art and Frame 2017 in exchange for lectures and a workshop. This year Adam Godijn, Eliza Penrose and Katherine Rosenthal presented talks on identification of conservation issues.
June Anderson gave a very comprehensive presentation on conservation framing and Jochen Letsch presented a detailed lecture on hinging with starch paste and Japanese tissue. Louise Bradley and Sophie Brown presented a shortened version of Nick Zihrul’s workshop, Reproducing Historic Decorative Mounts, focusing on paper wrapped mounts, line-work and wash panels.
Thanks too to Kasi Albert and Wendi Powell who kindly assisted with the Sunday afternoon “Bring an Object” session. Unfortunately/fortunately no one brought an object to us but that was probably better for any delicate artwork. Many thanks also to David Stein & Co and International Conservation Services for handouts and posters displayed at the stand.
In late August Holly McGowan-Jackson presented “Framing the Netherlands” as part of the member’s program at NGV International. Guests at the fully booked lecture learned about the careful decision making process followed when paintings are reframed at NGV. Holly showed before and after images of the paintings in the frames and had samples of the reproduction period frames for visitors to look at and touch.