Date(s) - 25/05/2018
Glasgow Museum Resource Centre
The BAPCR is pleased to announce a trip to the city of Glasgow on Friday 25th May 2018. Glasgow is famous for its vibrant art scene and boasts numerous galleries and museums which rank amongst the top tourist attractions in the UK. The visit will give participants the opportunity to see behind the scenes at both private and institutional conservation studios and to spend time with paintings conservators from different regions. Those wishing to stay for the weekend can make the most of all that Glasgow has to offer and explore the exhibitions and collections across the city.
9 am – 12 noon. The day will begin at the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre, a purpose built storage facility which houses the central conservation studios for the city’s main museums including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection, which is currently being refurbished. We will be hosted by Suzanne Ross who will given a tour of the painting, frames and paper conservation studios.
1.30pm. Paintings conservator Sylvia Krauss ACR will be generously opening her private studio to members. Sylvia trained in Germany at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and has worked in several leading art institutions across Europe before settling in Scotland in 2005.
3 pm. The final visit of the day will be to the Technical Art History department at the University of Glasgow with Dr Christina Young. The tour will include the Hunterian Stores and Study Centre, a resource allowing access to objects from the collection.
After the tour Dr Young will give a talk which will be open to conservation professionals across Scotland, discussing current research projects and opportunities which the department can offer conservators.
The day will end with drinks and dinner, providing a chance for members across the UK to chat to colleagues and make new acquaintances.
14 tickets for the day are available and cost £40 for BAPCR members and include all of the visits plus the drinks reception. A limited number of places for student members of the BAPCR will be available at £20 per person. Tickets can be booked by emailing our secretary, Gemma Collins, BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com. Please indicate whether you will be joining the group for drinks (included) and dinner (not included) on Friday evening when emailing Gemma.
Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and must be paid for in full once confirmation of the place has been received. A waiting list will operate. Refunds will only be given if the ticket can be resold to the waiting list, a £10 administrative fee will be charged. BAPCR members will be given priority, however, if on 1st March places are still available, it will be possible to book for those who are not members of the BAPCR, at a cost of £60. Please note that meals, accommodation and travel are not included in the cost of the ticket.