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25 Years and Beyond The Future of Traditional Paint

From: Friday 15.11.19
at 9:45am
To: Friday 15.11.19
at 8:00pm

Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London. WC2B 5AZ


£125 TPF members

£160 non member

£125 student

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Our annual conference will celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Traditional Paint Forum (TPF), which was set up in 1994 as a membership forum for discussing and promoting a better understanding and appreciation of traditional paint.

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The conference will explore how legislation and technology have influenced changes in opinion and practical application, fuelling debate over traditional vs modern alternatives. We will again be asking the question posed in 2005 'What lessons have we learnt and what have we achieved?’ as well as questioning 'What next for traditional paint finishes?'

The Traditional Paint Forum is proud to be working together with the Freemasons’ Hall (Grade II*) again! Completed in 1933 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, Freemasons’ Hall is one of the finest buildings in England. A curator lead tour of the building is included in conference.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Ian Bristow, President of Traditional Paint Forum ‘Approaches to the re-formulation and use of Traditional Paint in Historic Interiors’
  • Dr Lee Prosser, Historic Royal Palaces,‘Recreating young Victoria’s rooms at Kensington Palace’
  • Mary Jablonski, Jablonski Building Conservation, ‘Is that all there is? Colour investigations and the loss of knowledge’
  • Mark J.R. Dennis, Freemasons’ Hall Curator, ‘Freemasons’ Hall, Historic Paint Schemes’
  • Helen Hughes, Historic Interiors Research & Conservation, ‘Authenticity – the pursuit of shifting sands: the development of thinking on colour matching over the last 25 years’
  • Dr Ruth Siddall, University College London, ‘Pigment Materials Research at the Slade School of Fine Art: Collecting, Curating and Characterising Artists’ Pigments’
  • Richard Ireland, Richard Ireland Conservation Presentation versus Preservation.
  • Kimberly Reczek, DBR Limited ,’The National Gallery’s Room 32’
  • Paul Croft, Conservator & Research Fellow, Lincoln Conservation (University of Lincoln) ‘The role of digital replication in the reinstatement of an early 20th century ceiling’

​​Detailed programme attached.