Conference Registration Announcement Auricular Style: Frames

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Dates: 5 & 6 October, 2016.

Venue: The Wallace Collection (Goodison Lecture Theatre), Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN. A National Museum since 1900, the Wallace Collection contains one of the finest collections of international decorative arts in the world.

This two-day international conference is the first dedicated to the Auricular style, centring on one of its most significant manifestations, the picture frame. The conference aims to stimulate awareness & study of this important but neglected style by bringing together research in fine & decorative art histories. Speakers from Europe, UK & USA will consider the origins & development of the Auricular style in different materials, including silver, wood, stucco, & leather. Papers will explore how other areas of the decorative & applied arts fed into the creation of picture frames. They will examine the influence of prints, drawings, & the style’s dissemination between European centres in Bohemia, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, & Britain. Poster presentations will be exhibited during the conference. Running simultaneously with the conference there will be related displays at Ham House, & Guildhall Art Gallery.

Conference programme: here

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After Sir Anthony van Dyck, Self-portrait with sunflower (circa 1675-7), Ham House © National Trust images

Booking details: early bird registration is now open. For online registration and payment, please visit Eventbrite

 Early bird ticket prices (including Eventbrite’s commission): £100 regular, £90 Icon members, £50 students (ID to be shown at conference). Early bird option ends & prices rise after 30 June. The Theatre’s capacity is 150, therefore early registration is recommended. No refunds will be made after 23 September. If you do not wish your email address to be included in the Delegates list, please contact the event coordinator: gdsg.events@gmail.com

Convenors: Gerry Alabone (Tate / City & Guilds of London Art School) & Lynn Roberts (The Frame Blog) in association with the Institute of Conservation (Gilding & Decorative Surfaces Group).

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The Wallace Collection. Photo: The Art Fund