AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016
A symposium on the picture frame, 24-26 August 2016
Hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Call for Papers
The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects special interest groups will hold this international symposium encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to artists, conservators, curators, designers, frame makers and historians.
The symposium will coincide with the exhibition Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2016 – Degas: A New Vision. It is anticipated that some of our speakers will focus on the frames designed by Degas for his artworks, further enriching our understanding of the artist and his work.
Twenty speakers are anticipated and currently include prominent international experts Lynn Roberts and Dr Eva Mendgen, and Australian specialists Dr Malgorzata Sawicki, John Payne and Holly McGowan-Jackson.
The organising committee now welcomes abstracts of 250 words for papers, lightning talks and posters. Paper presentations should be tailored to 20 minutes in length. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers for publication in the AICCM Bulletin.