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Unexpected fame: Conservation approaches to the preparatory object

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Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute

University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

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Unexpected fame: Conservation approaches to the preparatory object

2nd Icon Book & Paper Group Conference

Oxford, 1–3 October 2018

Generously supported by the Clare Hampson Fund and Tru Vue

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Andrew Wiles Building
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG

Please note, if you have special dietary requirements your booking will need to be made prior to 17 September in order to guarantee that we can fulfill your needs.

The Icon Book & Paper Group is delighted to invite you to a two-day international conference in the historic city of Oxford in October 2018. This will include an evening reception at the fascinating Pitt Rivers Museum, and there will be an additional day of tours to local heritage institutions.

The conference will explore the conservator’s approach to treating objects such as artists’ sketchbooks or authors’ manuscripts: paper-based items which were not necessarily created with posterity in mind. Their creators may not have anticipated a lifespan encompassing display, digitisation or heavy consultation. Indeed in some instances the producers of these objects may not have expected this part of their oeuvre to survive beyond its first use. Do we therefore treat them differently to ‘finished’ works, which were always expected to have a wider audience and longer lifespan? How – and how far - do we preserve the evidence of working techniques and practices left by the author, artist, printer, publisher, or architect? Does their original function affect how we conserve, display and interpret these objects? If a maker has deliberately tried to obscure previous versions of a work, where does the remit of the conservator or researcher end when it comes to uncovering erasures or amendments? Do we alter the legacy of such objects with our interventions?

Confirmed Guest Speakers:

Prof. Margaret Holben Ellis
Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Dr. Fenella France
Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress

Prof. Dr. Irene Brückle
Professor and Director of Conservation of Works of Art on Paper, Archives & Library Materials, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design

Dr. Chris Fletcher
Head of Special Collections, Bodleian Libraries


We are offering heavily discounted ticket prices for Icon members. If you would like to become a member to take advantage of this special rate, please visit our membership page. Early bird tickets are available until 8 July, so book early to avoid disappointment.


Numbers for visits, tours and the Pitt Rivers Museum drinks reception are limited so you need to reserve your places when booking your conference ticket. Each attendee will be limited to 1 morning tour and 1 afternoon tour.


Full descriptions of tours and visits


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Accesibilty information for the Mathematical Institute can be found here.


Booking closes 28 September.

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OX2 6GG

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