Past Workshops

Following the 2009 colloquium held at the Getty Center, six workshops have been held:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2011

Tate Britain, London, 2012

Lunder Conservation Center, Washington DC, 2013

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, 2014

Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, 2014

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2016

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, 2017

As of 2016, 114 participants, from institutions as well as in private practice, have benefited from the training delivered at these workshops. Each of the three-and-a-half-day workshop have included lectures covering recent advances in the cleaning of acrylic painted surfaces, hands-on sessions to test cleaning materials and approaches, and group discussions to discuss materials, techniques, applicability, and effectiveness.

As research has developed and new materials have become available to the conservation field, the contents of the workshops have evolved to encompass an expanding range of cleaning approaches. Feedback from participants is encouraged to keep an open dialogue between researchers and practitioners and to efficiently answer the needs of the field.

Principal instructors have included:
Tom Learner, Head of Science, GCI
Bronwyn Ormsby, Senior Conservation Scientist, Tate, London
Alan Phenix, Senior Scientist, GCI
Chris Stavroudis, Conservator in private practice, Los Angeles
Richard Wolbers, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

Workshops schedules and materials are available to download.

Page updated: November 2017