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Icon Book & Paper Group AGM 2017 with guest lecture by Dr Paola Ricciardi
Thu 30 March 2017, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
Icon Book & Paper Group AGM 2017
With guest lecture by Dr Paola Ricciardi: Colour, colourants and context - a heritage scientist's perspective
All members are warmly invited to join us for the Icon Book and Paper Group AGM 2017. The meeting will be followed by a guest lecture from Dr Paola Ricciardi. The evening will conclude with a drinks reception.
A G E N D A
- Welcome address
- Minutes of the previous AGM on 4 April 2016
- Presentation of accounts for 2016-17
- Update on Events and Training Sub-committee activities
- Any other business/Questions
Dr Paola Ricciardi: Colour, colourants and context - a heritage scientist's perspective
The lecture will explore the way that in-depth knowledge about material, technical and technological choices made by medieval and Renaissance artists informs and contextualises our understanding of their works on paper and parchment. What can the pigments and binders used by illuminators tell us about these objects’ makers, owners, and history? Can they reveal connections between different categories of artists and craftsmen, such as illuminators, easel painters, cloth dyers and glassmakers? And does this have an impact on the work of book and paper conservators today?
About the speaker
Dr Paola Ricciardi is a Research Scientist at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. She is responsible for the scientific aspects of the MINIARE research project, which has been studying illuminated manuscripts with a cross-disciplinary approach for the past five years. She worked alongside curator Dr Stella Panayotova on the Fitzwilliam's recent bicentenary exhibition 'COLOUR: the art and science of illuminated manuscripts'. She holds a PhD in Cultural Heritage Science from the University of Florence (2008) and a Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Rome (2003). Before joining the Fitzwilliam Museum in October 2011, she spent three years at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as the Samuel H. Kress post-doctoral Fellow in Imaging Science.
Her main research interests include the technical analysis of cultural heritage objects, particularly with non-invasive analytical methods; the study of artists’ materials and techniques; and the transfer of knowledge between artists and craftsmen working in different media.
How to book
Entry is free but tickets must be booked through Eventbrite.