May 17–18, 2009, Getty Center

This symposium highlighted recent developments in panel paintings research and conservation, ranging from specific treatment projects to related exhibition issues.

Welcome
Tim Whalen, Director, The Getty Conservation Institute




Session One

Recent Work In The Structural Conservation Of Panel Paintings
Introduction: Ian McClure, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

The Treatment of Durer's Adam and Eve Panels at the Prado Museum
George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York




The Repair and Support of Thinned Panel Paintings: A Case Study in Modifying Established Techniques
Britta New, National Gallery, London




The Conservation of Panel Painting Wooden Supports at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure Florence: Experiences and Methodologies
Marco Ciatti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence




Panel Discussion
George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Britta New, National Gallery, London
Marco Ciatti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence





Session Two

Recent Work in the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings, cont'd.
Introduction: Jørgen Wadum, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

The Development of Flexible Auxiliary Support Systems for Panel Paintings and the Monitoring of Movement by Strain Gauges
Ingrid Hopfner, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna




Experimental Evaluation of Adhesives/Filler Combinations for Joining Panel Paintings
Christina Young, Courtauld Institute of Art, London




Gap-Filling and Flexible Adhesives for Wood Conservation
Donald Williams, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Suitland, Maryland




The Development of a Spring Mechanism for use in Conjunction with Auxiliary Supports for Previously Thinned Panels
George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York




A Hybrid Approach to the Structural Treatment of Panel Paintings: Case Studies from American Collections)
Monica Greisbach, Private practice, New York




Panels in Furniture: Observations and Conservation Issues
Paul van Duin, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam




Restoration: A Sound Practice
Jonathan Woolston, Jonathan Woolston Violins, Cambridge and London




Panel Discussion
Jørgen Wadum, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Ingrid Hopfner, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Christina Young, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Donald Williams, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Suitland, Maryland
George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Monica Greisbach, Private practice, New York
Paul van Duin, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Jonathan Woolston, Jonathan Woolston Violins, Cambridge and London





Session Three

Exhibition Issues for Panel Paintings
Introduction: Mark Leonard, J. Paul Getty Museum

Special Exhibitions and Panel Paintings: A Curatorial Perspective
Maryan Ainsworth, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York




Allowable Microclimatic Variations for Painted Wood: Direct Tracing of Damage Development
Roman Kozłowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków




Structural and Climate Control Systems for Thinned Panel Paintings
PierPaolo Monfardini, (Paper presented by Sue Ann Chui, J. Paul Getty Museum)




Update on Microclimate Vitrines
Laurent Sozzani, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam




Further Studies on the Benefits and Disadvantages of Adding Silica Gel to Microclimate Packages for Panel Paintings
Mervin Richard, National Gallery, Washington D.C.




The PROPAINT Project: Preliminary Results from Studying Gaseous Pollutants within Microclimate Frames
Morten Ryhl-Svendsen, National Museum of Denmark, Denmark





Session Four

The Panel Paintings Initiative
Introduction: David Bomford, J. Paul Getty Museum

An Overview of the Panel Paintings Initiative
Antoine Wilmering, Getty Foundation
David Bomford, J. Paul Getty Museum
Kathleen Dardes, Getty Conservation Institute




The Preliminary Results of a Needs Assessment Study for the Field of Panel Paintings Conservation
Literature survey: Anne Haack Christensen, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Training institutes:  Mikkel Scharff, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation, Copenhagen
Museums and conclusion: Jørgen Wadum, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen




Future Needs for the Field of Panel Paintings Conservation: A moderated discussion with the Panel Paintings Initiative Advisory Group
David Bomford, J. Paul Getty Museum and Alan Phenix, Getty Conservation Institute (moderators)
Advisory Committee members:
George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Simon Bobak, Ebury Street Studios, London
Marco Ciatti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence
Ian McClure, Yale University Art Gallery
Paul van Duin, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Jørgen Wadum, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen




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