The Building as a Canvas: Wall Paintings from Antiquity to the Present

Starts: Friday, 16th November 2018 - 9.00am

Ends: Friday, 16th November 2018 - 5.00pm

Location: The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

About this event

The Traditional Paint Forum 2018 conference will explore murals and decoration applied to the building envelope and will look at techniques, materials and technical challenges of conservation. The talks will span from Egyptian painting to the 20th century. The conference will be set in the amazing Great Hall of St Bartholomew's Hospital, which is not to be missed, and will include tours of the Grand Staircase, The Hogarth Stair, the walls of which were decorated by William Hogarth (1697-1764).

Speakers include:
Bianca Madden Conservation of Theban Tomb Paintings, Luxor, Egypt: The  Tomb Chapel of Sennefer, a case study

Jane Spooner, Curator of Historic Buildings at the Tower of London, The Archaeology, Materials and Techniques of the Byward Tower Mural

Jane Rutherfoord, Rutherfoord Conservation Medieval Wall Paintings at Llancarfan

Elizabeth Woolley Ecclesiastical Commercial Wall Painting 1860-1910: what it is, what it looks like, how it was made

Tamsin Wimhurst Trustee and founder of the David Parr House Charitable Incorporated Organisation The David Parr House - an extraordinary Cambridge home

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