Date(s) - 05/10/2018
Manchester Art Gallery
The BAPCR is pleased to announce a trip to the cities of Liverpool and Manchester on Thursday 4th October and Friday 5th October. The visit will give participants the opportunity to see a number of important galleries and museums in the cities and meet conservators from different institutions and in private practice.
Thursday, 4th October
11:45am-1:15pm – The day will begin at the Conservation Centre for National Museums Liverpool where Senior Paintings Conservator David Crombie and Painting Conservator Rebecca Kench will give a tour of the Paintings Conservation department and discuss ongoing treatments. Independent Paintings Conservator Harriet Owen Hughes, who uses space in the department, will discuss some of her treatments on works in private collection.
2:30pm – A visit to the exhibition ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ at the World Museum and possibly a discussion with Sculpture Conservator Lottie Barnden about her experience couriering the works (to be confirmed). Alternatively an opportunity to see Liverpool museum collections including the Walker Art Gallery and Lady Lever Art Gallery.
6:00pm – Dinner* with our Liverpool hosts.
Friday, 5th October
8:25-9:30am – Travel* from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria and to the Manchester Art Gallery conservation studio in Queens Park, Harpurhey.
9:30-10:30am – A visit with Julia Jackson, Paintings Conservator for the Manchester Art Gallery, where she will give a tour of the studio and discuss ongoing treatments.
10:45am-12:45pm – An opportunity to tour the collection of the Manchester Art Gallery with a paintings collection that ranges from the seventeenth century to the present day and is particularly strong in its collection of Victorian art.
1pm – Lunch* with Manchester hosts.
2:15-3:15pm – A tour of the conservation department at the Whitworth Art Gallery with Preventive and Sculpture Conservator Sarah Potter, focusing on materials used within the collection, the Outsider Art collection, and the storage and rehousing of their works.
3:15-5pm – A chance to tour the Whitworth Art Gallery, refurbished in 2015, and its huge collection of works, mostly works on paper and sculpture. The Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art collection focuses on work created by mostly self-taught artists that were not part of a movement or school.
Tickets and cost
14 places are available and cover all the visits on both days. Tickets cost £70 for BAPCR members and include an exhibition ticket for ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ (normal cost £14.50). Two tickets for student members are available at £35.
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 September places are still available, it will be possible to book for those who are not members of the BAPCR, at a cost of £100.
*Please note that meals, accommodation and travel are not included in the cost of the ticket.