Event announcement: Independent Paper Conservators’ Group lecture 24 November 2015

Conservation of the cartoon for “The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo” by Daniel Maclise

Tuesday, 24th November 2015, 6:30pm (doors open 6:00pm) – The Grand Robing Room at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

Speakers: Catherine Rickman and Clare Reynolds

The subject of the lecture will be the remarkable full-scale drawings for wall paintings in the Palace of Westminster, in the Royal Academy of Art’s Collection, London. The cartoon consists of 10 panels each over 3m high. Due to their size and fragility, the panels are rarely displayed. The speakers will briefly describe the extraordinary history of the drawings, including past conservation treatment, and their survival against the odds. The main part of the lecture will concern the organisation of a conservation project carried out in August 2014, to prepare the cartoon for exhibition during the Waterloo bicentenary year, 2015, and will include an account of techniques used to clean and repair these impressive drawings. The cartoon is presently on show at the Royal Academy for a fee of £3, but free if you are viewing other exhibitions.

20150917 IPCG lecture

Catherine Rickman ACR FIIC is an independent conservator/restorer of works of art on paper and consultant paper conservator to the Royal Academy of Arts

Clare Reynolds ACR works as an independent conservator/restorer of works of art on paper

The Grand Robing Room at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

Doors open at 6pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm
Refreshments will be available after the lecture

This event is open to all
Tickets     £10
Students (with ID)    £5

One ticket per person

Tickets (and waiting list) only through https://ipcg.eventbrite.com

 

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