Richard Redgrave (1804-1888): first curator of paintings at the South Kensington Museum
presented by Nicola Costaras
Wednesday 26th March 2014 Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queens’ Square, London, WC1N 3AT / 6.30pm talk at 7.15pm
We look forward to welcoming Nicola Costaras, Head Paintings Conservator at the V&A Museum, London who will be speaking about the nineteenth century pioneer of preventive painting conservation – Richard Redgrave (1804-1888).
Redgrave was a painter who exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. Together with his brother Samuel, he wrote A Century of Painters of the English School (1866). He played a large part in the development of the picture collection at the South Kensington Museum as well as the measures taken for its preservation. Redgrave took part in the commissions investigating the impact of gas lighting and heating on paintings and was an early promoter of the use of photography in museums both for recording the collection and the condition of objects.
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Original or Authentic? The Emergence, Formulation and Realisation of Ideas
Friday 21st February, 19:30, The Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins
An inaugural talk to coincide with Adam Lowe’s recent appointment as a visiting professor at Central Saint Martins.
The evening revisits Lowe’s experience from 1991 when his artistic practice was transformed by
an inter-disciplinary conversation that took place in San Diego between Adrian Cussins, Brian
Cantwell Smith and Bruno Latour. This meeting resulted in the publication Registration Marks:
Metaphors for subobjectivity. This book has been described as the earliest publication that
documents “such interdisciplinary conversations regarding new approaches to objectivity from
the end of modernity”.
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British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers
Position of Secretary
30-40 hours per month
Closing Date: Wednesday February 19th 2014, 6pm
The British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR) requires a new Secretary and is looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and highly organised person to fill the role.
We are a small professional organisation, with an international membership, that works hard to promote and support the field of paintings conservation in the UK and around the world. We aim to facilitate the exchange of ideas and disseminate information on research and activities in the field amongst our members.
The Secretary is responsible for all membership administration, book-keeping, and public and members’ enquiries, and helps to organise and publicise events and distribute our journal The Picture Restorer.
For more information on the role and details on how to apply, please see the BAPCR Secretary Job Description
Applications for this position are now closed, thank you.
BAPCR Members and Subscribers
In 2013 there were two issues of the journal, issue 42 and issue 43.
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Please note that all back issues of the journal are for sale at The Picture Restorer store
Fake or Fortune? is returning to our screens for more technical art history fuelled discoveries and fine art super sleuthing.
In the first episode (Sunday 19th January) catch Dr Aviva Burnstock filming at the Courtauld Institute of Art on the trail of a Vuillard. In the third epsiode (Sunday 26th January) Sarah Cove (FBAPCR) and the Constable Research Project will take centre stage to find out if not one, but two paintings are by Constable.
Don’t miss it!
Find out more on the Fake of Fortune? webpages – Fake or Fortune?