Retouching Modern and contemporary paintings
Duration: 27th and 28th November 2017
Location: Room 33 (ground floor), Haute Ecole Arc conservation-restauration, Espace de l’Europe 11, 2000 Neuchâtel
Language of instruction: English
Number of participants: 15 maximum
Type of participants: professional conservators
Registration fee: Regular fee: 935 CHF
SKR/SCR members: 735 CHF
Included: papers, materials, set of retouching media
Not included: Lunch at the HE-Arc restaurant (varies from 10.- to 15.- CHF )
At the first evening the participants have the possibility to have dinner together in a restaurant of the old town in Neuchâtel. The meal shall be paid by each participant (Price of the meal: between 35 - 50 CHF).
Please let us know if you wish to participate and fill in the appropriate selection at the bottom of the application form.
Registration will be on a "first come first serve" basis. Your registration will become valid after payment, therefore we strongly recommend to place your payment via Credit Card / PayPal at the check out of the registration process. You may choose bank transfer as well but your registration will be temporary until we have received your payment thus someone may be quicker than your bank and gets the last available seat... hurry up!
Rachel Barker is an accredited conservator specialized in the conservation of modern and contemporary paintings and has worked at Tate, London since 1999. During this time Rachel has been involved in a number of high profile projects mainly the conservation of Agnes Martin’s “Morning” and most recently the restauration of vandalized Rothko “Untitled Black of Maroon” in 2014. This restauration received widespread recognition and the project won the Anna Plowden Award for Research in Conservation in 2015. She is currently on secondment carrying out restoration of Roy Lichtenstein's 'Whaam!' as part of the European Nanorestart Project. Rachel’s research interest include examining ethical approaches to conserving modern and contemporary art, research into the conservator’s role in ensuring appropriate viewing experience for works of art and preserving surface nuance in modern painting.
See the documentation of the Rothko restoration at the Tate on youtube: