Robert GOWING & Adrian HERITAGE [eds.]
Conserving the Painted Past. Developing approaches to wall painting conservation.
London, 2003, 156 pp. - 66,95 euro

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bestelnummer: EH000010

From an international perspective, English wall paintings offer much diversity in both history and production and are heavily linked with wider European artistic tradition. They range from delicate frescoes in Roman villas to larger decorative and figurative schemes in both churches and cathedrals, as well as in domestic buildings. These vulnerable works of art suffer not only from environmental changes but also from the well-meaning but often irreversible treatments of the past.

The English Heritage conference 'Conserving the Painted Past' (1999) continued an important tradition of international debate on the conservation of wall paintings, taking stock of current developments in the field, reviewing standards and practice and planning the way ahead.

The papers reflect on the conservation of wall paintings from a multidisciplinary perspective. Supported by numerous illustrations, often in colour, the specialised and often technical papers discuss a range of conservation techniques, recent experiences, lessons to be learnt and visitor management. Subjects include Romano-British wall-paintings, paintings in Westminster Abbey, the techniques of domestic wall-paintings, 19th-century wall-paintings, metric survey techniques, the causes and mechanisms of detrimental change, risk assessment, the mineral approach to conservation, rock art sites, training in painting conservation and the international perspective. All illustrate the variety of issues and approache central to modern wall painting practice.

These conference postprints record the status of the profession at the treshold of the 21st century. Whilst aimed principally at wall painting conservators, architectys, surveyors, engineers, arthistorians and scientists responsible for the care of these works of art, they will also be of interest to local authority conservation officers, conservation funding bodies, students and all those concerned with the welfare of the historic environment.

Content / inhoud

- Robert GOWING: Developments in wall painting conservation within the UK
- David PARK: English medieval wall painting in an international context
- Roger LING: Wall painting in Roman Britain: The current state of research
- Helen HOWARD: Technology of the painted past: Recent scientific examination of the medieval wall paintings of the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey
- Lisa SHEKEDE: English domestic wall paintings: Themse, techniques and treatment
- Peter BURMAN: The study and conservation of nineteenth-century wall paintings
- Lorinda WONG: Documentation: Objectives, levels and the recording process
- Paul BRYAN: The application of metric survey techniques in wall painting conservation
- Sharon CATHER: Assessing causes and mechanisms of detrimental change to wall paintings
- Neville AGNEW: Sins of omission: Diagnosis, risk assessment and decision. Lessons from three sites
- Robert GOWING: Investigating the use of an CCD camera system for monitoring insolation of painted architectural surfaces
- Alison SAWDY: The role of environmental control for reducing the rate of salt damage in wall paintings
- Mauro MATTEINI: The mineral approach to the conservation of mural paintings: Barium hydroxide and artificvial oxalates
- Adrian HERITAGE: A long-term view: Developing methodological approaches to wall painting conservation in England
- Nicholas STANLEY-PRICE: Conservation and visitor management: Recent experience at rock art sites
- Tobit CURTEIS: Wall painting conservation in England: A perspective from private practice
- Robert WHITE: The UKIC and professional accreditation
- Werner SCHMID: Mid-career training in conservation of mural paintings and related architectural surfaces: An international perspective

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