The ICON Paintings Group will present: ‘Moving Magnificence; an introduction to packing and transporting art in centuries past’ a webinar by Clare Finn ACR on Thursday, 30th September 2021 at 7pm (BST), NB that is 2pm (EST)
This talk gives an overview of the how and why art travelled from the 13th to the 20th centuries; paintings, textiles, as well as smaller items. It looks at, not just at the basic reasons why it travelled within historical contexts, but also the problems and solutions inherent in the size of objects on the move, the personnel that did the actual wrapping and packing of the art, the methods of wrapping and packing themselves and the logistics given the politics at certain periods in history. It also looks at insurance in a historical context, as well as the state of the roads over which the art was in transit. The use of primary sources moves the subject from myth to reality.
Clare Finn ACR, first trained at Gateshead Technical College’s course on the Conservation of Easel Paintings, now run by Northumbria University before going on to study in Zurich, Stuttgart and Rome. She set up and ran the conservation departments at Coventry Museums. Coming to London she became a technical conservation consultant to Sotheby’s Impressionist department for 30 years. Her doctorate is from the Royal College of Art, and it is on Picasso’s Decorative Metalwork. Since then, she has undertaken post-graduate research into Picasso’s bronze casting during WWII and is a member of the Picasso Bronze Project along with staff at the Musée National Picasso, Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Some wine and cheese pairings and tea and cake pairings for you to enjoy whilst you listen to the talk will be sent out digitally to you once you have booked your tickets.
Tickets: Icon Member: £4.00; Non-Icon Member: £6.00 – please purchase a ticket through the ICON website.