On the 23rd and 24th of September the Art Technological Source Research (ATSR) working group of the International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will be holding it’s 4th International Symposium. Entitled “Technology and Interpretation: Reflecting the artist’s Process”, the meeting is being held in Vienna.
Dr. Eastaugh will be presenting the keynote address to the symposium. His talk, “From source to chronology: studies on macro-scale behaviour in art technology” looks at the processes of change in the materials and methods used by artists in a larger technological context.
Dr. Nadolny is chairing a session of the conference as well as leading a panel discussion called “Art Technological Source Researchers non nascuntur sed finguntur – WHO are we and WHAT are we doing?”
Together with the Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (the Swiss Institute for Art Sciences, SIK-ISEA), ATSR has organised a post-session for researchers studying the use of alternative binding media for easel painting (‘tempera’ paints, ie. non-oil bound paint systems) by artists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr. Nadolny will moderate the session.
The topics presented at the ATSR meeting reflect the varied research undertaken at AA&R and we welcome this opportunity for academic exchange.