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The interests of the Paintings Working Group encompass all areas of research that may contribute to the understanding of the materiality and making of paintings and which facilitates their conservation and presentation. In this context, paintings are defined as moveable, largely two-dimensional images created for the primary purpose of providing a visual experience; such objects have been produced world-wide, from antiquity to the present. Paintings may be executed on any type of support, including but not limited to: wood, textile, metal, stone, glass, and plastic. Group members, working alone or in interdisciplinary teams, undertake study in the fields of art technology; scientific analysis of painting materials and their alterations with age; the analysis and development of conservation materials; materials science related to environmental conditions and painted systems, as well as new methods and technologies for remedial conservation and restoration. Creating and supporting international networks for the dissemination of research are amongst the group’s priorities.



Coordinator of the Working Group

Sue Ann Chui

National Gallery of Art
Washington, District of Columbia

Assistant Coordinators

Mine Diri

The Department of Culture And Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Joanna Strombek

Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL)

Victor Marques

Marques Restauro
São Paulo, BRAZIL

Nikita Shah

J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, California, USA

Laura Hartman

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas, USA

Aimee Hawker

Hamilton Kerr Institute
Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, UNITED KINGDOM

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