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Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 1995

Edited by Kathleen Dardes and Andrea Rothe

This volume presents the proceedings of an international symposium organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The first conference of its kind in 20 years, the symposium assembled an international group of conservators of painted panels and gave them the opportunity to discuss their philosophies and share their working methods.

Illustrated in color throughout, this volume presents 31 papers grouped into four topic areas: "Wood Science and Technology," "History of Panel-Manufacturing Techniques," "History of the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings," and "Current Approaches to the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings."

Contributors to the volume include David Bomford, senior restorer of paintings, National Gallery, London; R. Bruce Hoadley, professor, Wood Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ian McClure, director, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Jørgen Wadum, chief conservator, Mauritshuis, The Hague; and Ciro Castelli, restorer, Opficio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro, Florence, Italy.

Kathleen Dardes is a project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Andrea Rothe is conservator-in-charge at Paintings Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Symposium Proceedings series
588 pages, 8-5/16 x 11-11/16 inches
103 color and 353 b/w illustrations
121 line drawings
ISBN 0-89236-384-3, paper, $85.00

To order this publication, go to the Getty Bookstore.