17–18 September 2015, The Burrell Collection, Glasgow
Almost all stained-glass panels bear evidence of alteration, restoration and earlier intervention. The careful observation, recording and interpretation through research of these layers of history is integral to the work of the conservator. The implications of these observations for future treatment and preventive conservation can often, however, be far from straightforward. Understanding the composition and nature of potentially damaging additions is essential to the evaluation of a conservation methodology, while explaining the historical context of alteration and repair can be the key to public enjoyment of a much-restored window. The keynote speaker Marie Stumpff ACR will present the Boppard project, and other confirmed speakers include Oliver Fearon, Megan Stacey, and Rachel Thomas ACR.
Registration for the Icon Stained Glass group conference is now open (and includes spaces for non-members). To register, please go to the Eventbrite page. Registration price covers tea/coffee (x3) lunches (x2), conference dinner, tour of the Burrell Collection (Thursday), and coach tour (Friday PM). Further enquiries should be directed to Conference Secretaries Katie Harrison and Megan Stacey.