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Final call for papers and posters: Copying, Replicating & Emulating Paintings in the 15th-18th Century

This is a Call for Papers for the two-day technical art history conference held at the National Gallery of Denmark on 21-22 May 2012.

Inspired by the European project Bosch & Bruegel Four Paintings Magnified ( this conference aims to explore how art historical and technical examination of paintings in tandem can address key subjects as meaning, materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as be a catalyst for fresh perspectives on prevailing European workshop practices when copying, replicating and emulating paintings in the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.

Themes for presentations could be:

· Workshop practice and materials particularly in relation to copying & replicating
· Art historical and technical approaches to documentary evidence
· Art historical and technical examination and analysis of paintings
· Means of supply, questions of demand, issues of trading

This is an invitation to submit titles and abstracts of up to 500 words for oral or poster presentations.

Please send your proposal to the following contact address for consideration by the organising committee:

The conference language will be English.

The deadline for abstract submission is 1 December 2011.

For the participation in the two day symposium the fee is € 160, while presenters and poster contributors can register at a reduced rate (presenters: € 80, poster contributors: € 100).

This fee covers the two day symposium, morning coffee & tea, lunch and afternoon refreshments both days, as well as a reception and an exclusive, private view of the exhibition ‘Tracing Bosch & Bruegel’ including the interdisciplinary and lavishly illustrated publication ‘On the trail of Bosch and Brueghel. Four paintings united under cross-examination’, Archetype Publications in collaboration with the National Gallery of Denmark / CATS.

Scientific committee:

– Dr Eva de la Fuente Pedersen, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery of Denmark
– Dr Erma Hermens, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith lecturer in Technical art History, University of Glasgow, Scotland
– Dr Sally J. Rush, Senior Lecturer History of Art, University of Glasgow, Scotland
– Dr Ron Spronk, Professor of Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada & Hieronymus Bosch Chair, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands
– Dr Jørgen Wadum, Keeper of Conservation & Director CATS, National Gallery of Denmark
– Mr Mads Chr. Christensen, Head of Scientific Dept., MSc., National Museum of Denmark.
– Ms Greta Koppel, Curator of Dutch and Flemish paintings, Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
– Mr Mikkel Scharff, Head of Department, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, School of Conservation

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