Sunday, December 29, 2013

National Gallery of Art to Introduce "Facture" January 12th

From our friends at the National Gallery of Art...

Lecture and Book Signing on Jan. 12, Introduces "Facture," the Gallery's New Journal for Conservation

On January 12 at 2:00 p.m., the Gallery will host a lecture introducing its new journal for conservation, Facture. Facture is a biennial journal that introduces the latest in conservation research on works in the Gallery’s permanent collection. Named for “the manner in which all things are made,” the journal presents essays on conservation treatment, scientific research, and technical art history, written for an audience of conservators, scientists, and art historians.

Attendees at the lecture will have the opportunity to purchase their own copies of Facture, and have them signed by the Gallery curators and conservators who authored and edited it. This program is free of charge and seating is first-come, first-seated.

Speaking Across Disciplines: Introducing "Facture," A New National Gallery of Art Journal
January 12 at 2:00 p.m.
East Building Auditorium
Daphne Barbour, senior object conservator, Melanie Gifford, research conservator, Lisha Glinsman, conservation scientist, Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture, and Kimberly Schenk, head of paper conservation, National Gallery of Art.

Barbour and Gifford will present a subsequent ‘Works in Progress’ lecture on the same topic on Monday, January 13 in the East Building Small Auditorium at 12:10 and 1:10 p.m.

Facture is available at the Gallery Shops and online: