Friday, 19 July 2013

NEW IN STOCK: Kremer Retouching Brush Sets

We have just received sets of Kremer's excellent retouching brushes in. These include seven Kolinsky sable brushes in a handy plastic case. Each brush has a seamless golden ferrule housing red Kolinsky sable bristle and a matt black lacquered handle. 
There are two kinds of brush set available. One has "compact" bristles which are shorter and squatter and the other is described as "slim" with a slightly longer and slimmer brush tip. Both kinds are excellent for retouching work or fine detail painting. Brush sizes 0-6 are included in the set.
You can find them on our web shop here.

Friday, 12 July 2013

BAPCR Conference 2013 - "The Picture So Far...50 Years of Painting Conservation - Friday 12th July 2013

The British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers is holding its annual conference at the Royal Institution in London. Our very own Rose and Sophia will be present with a selection of Lascaux goods, particularly from the Restauro range. Dr. George Kremer, of Kremer Pigmente, will also be in attendance at his own stand.
Full details below:

Friday 12th July 2013
Faraday Theatre, Royal Institution, London
The Picture So Far…
50 Years of Painting Conservation

The BAPCR is pleased to present a major retrospective and discussion of painting conservation in the 21st century.

In the 1960s the nation was emerging from the strictures of post-war reconstruction. Caring for the nation’s heritage was imbued with higher ideals, reflecting a new-found optimism and confidence in organisation, technology and cultural harmony.

Speakers will examine and celebrate the aspirations and achievements of the early conservation pioneers throughout the last half century, tracing the trajectory of conservation philosophy, professional organisation, teaching, technology, and practice. Leading us to probe the fundamental principles of our profession today and appraise the challenges that will face the next generation of practitioners as they formulate a robust profession for the 21st century.

Lecture List

Three Days That Changed Conservation
David Bomford  Director of Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Influence of Science and Technology of Conservation and Technical Study of Paintings
Prof. Aviva Burnstock Head of the Department of Conservation & Technology, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

The View From The Edge: Reflections on Conservation from a Traveller Among Other Disciplines
Prof. Alan Cummings Emeritus Professor, Royal College of Art, London / Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College, London

The Heritage of Powerful Personalities and Pioneers of Painting Conservation
Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner Professor and Paintings Conservator, University of Delaware/Winterthur

Sense and Sensibility and Patina
Dr. Salvador Muñoz-Viñas Professor of the Conservation Department, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

A Changing Fashion in the Presentation of Old Masters
Dr. Nicholas Penny Director of the National Gallery, London

Aqueous Cleaning Methods in Fine Art Conservation: 1984-2014
Prof. Richard Wolbers Associate Professor, Art Conservation, University of Delaware

The Picture So Far...And Beyond   A discussion chaired by Prof. Alan Cummings