Technical Analysis of the Watercolour Materials of J.M.W. Turner (Training)

Posted: Thursday, 10 May 2012

This one‐day workshop will familiarise participants with the methods employed by Dr Joyce Townsend for the analysis of the materials and techniques used by the great British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‐1851) in creating his works on paper. Dr Townsend will present the results of her many years of research into the materials of Turner, followed by a round‐up of issues to consider when analyzing works of art. The workshop will offer a special opportunity for participants to view the watercolours in the collection at the National Gallery of Ireland, which will be discussed in relation to the artist's use of materials and working practice.

Organised by: Trinity College Library, Preservation & Conservation Department in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland
Presented by: Dr Joyce Townsend, Tate, London
Supported by: Irish Professional Conservators' and Restorers Association (IPCRA)
Date: 13 July 2012
Location: National Gallery of Ireland
Cost: €100
Places are limited to 20 participants, on a first come basis, so please book early.
Registration will be confirmed on receipt of payment.

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