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Polychrome Sculpture: Artistic Tradition and Construction Techniques

Wednesday 13 July 2011 (Categories: Non ICOM/ICOM-CC, Sculpture, Polychromy and Architectural Decorations)

Polychrome Sculpture: Artistic Tradition and Construction Techniques

Call for Papers

This two day symposium will focus on artistic traditions within the field of polychrome sculpture relating to construction techniques. The meeting is intended to follow on from the successful symposium held at SRAL, Maastricht (October 2010) and will be hosted by The Burrell Collection, one of Glasgow’s most prestigious museums.

Emphasis will be given to papers and posters presenting information regarding the construction processes within the field of polychrome sculpture and the conservation treatment of these artworks. It is hoped that a wide variety of three-dimensional polychrome supports will be addressed, including wood, terracotta, ceramic, ivory, metal, etc. Furthermore, comparisons between practices developed in different artistic circles will be given prominence where possible.

A call for abstracts for this symposium is now open. Authors wishing to submit either a poster or a paper should do so before 30th September 2011 to Work submitted must be original and must not have been published elsewhere.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. Selections will be made by 1st December 2011.

Accepted papers/posters will be edited prior to the conference and will be published as Postprints by Archetype Books.

Language: All proceedings will be presented in English. Authors are kindly requested to have a native speaker check their work before submission.

Organisers: Kate Seymour ICOM-CC Working Group Coordinator: Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg Avenue Ceramique 224 6221 KX Maastricht The Netherlands T: +31 43 321 8444 E:

Stephanie de Roemer Glasgow Museums / Glasgow Life The Burrell Collection Pollok Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road Glasgow G43 1AT UK T: +44 141 287 2556 E:


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