PRESERVING the Past, Protecting the Future, Collecting and Conserving Fine and Decorative Arts, is a new fine arts conference scheduled for September 14-16 at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe.
The three-day event will focus on new and evolving ideas in the conservation and restoration of private and public collections, examining issues in furniture, painting and ceramics, and exploring the contrast between traditional techniques and the most recent breakthroughs in conservation and restoration.
Speakers include: expert restorer Rob Titian, a regular contributor to the BBC’s Restoration Roadshow; Dana Melchar, senior conservator at the V&A; Professor Clive Edwards, Professor of Design History at Loughborough University; Paul Tear MBE, former head of conservation at the Wallace Collection; Professor Jake Kaner, Buckinghamshire New University expert on 3-D Visualisation; and Clare Pardy, fine art underwriting manager at Ecclesiastical Insurance
The conference is aimed at academics, archivists, art and design historians, auctioneers, conservators and restorers, curators, enthusiasts, collectors and professionals from related industries.
The venue is the newly-opened, award winning Gateway Building on the Bucks New University campus, High Wycombe.
More details and bookings are available on the Bucks New University website, which can be found at www.open4businessbucks.com/conference