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The Conservation of Icons

Exchange of Experience

New Valamo 2001 (66 pp.) ISBN 951-97952-2-7

Papers presented at the seminar "The Conservation of Icons of the 18th-19th century: Exchange of Experience", held in Uusi Valamo 5-10 June 2000

The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

Supported by the European Commission as a part of The Raphael Programme

EDITORS: Nina Jolkkonen, Auli Martiskainen, Petter Martiskainen, Helena Nikkanen

LAYOUT: Petter Martiskainen

REVISION OF THE ENGLISH TEXT Henry Fullenwider

PUBLISHED BY The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

Copyright 2001 The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

The front cover: On the left a detail of an icon depicting the Dormition/Annunciation. From the 18th Century. Valamo Monastery, Finland. (Size: 52cm x 75,7 cm) A photo taken by Petter Martiskainen, The Valamo Art Conservation Institute. On the right a detail of a panel painting depicting the Annunciation, painted by Zanobi Strozzi ( 1412 1468 ). A photo: National Gallery, London UK.

AVAILABLE FROM The Valamo Art Conservation Institute 79850 Uusi-Valamo Finland

e-mail: valamon.konservointilaitos@valamo.fi fax: +358 17 5701725

Printed in Finland by Gummerus Printing, Saarijarvi Finland 2001

 

CONTENTS

OPENING

Archimandrite Sergei

INTRODUCTION OF THE SEMINAR

Helena Nikkanen............................................ 6

THE CONSERVATION WORKSHOP FOR PORTABLE ICONS IN THE MUSEUM OF BYZANTINE CULTURE

Ekaterina Talarou, Vaios Ganitis   ................................. 8

COMMENT ON EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCE

Amalia Papadopoulou ........................................10

THE ICON CONSERVATION STUDIO IN THE FRANKFURT ICON MUSEUM

Alexandra Bersch .....................................11

THE PAINTING CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT AT THE REPIN ART INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS IN ST. PETERSBURG

Yuri Bobrov..............................................14

THE BENAKI MUSEUM AND CONSERVATION LABORATORIES PROFILE PROPOSAL FOR EXHANGE OF EXPERIENCE

Kalypso Milanou, Stergios Stassinopoulos.........................15

THE CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE RESTORATION, ROME

Anna Marcone .............................................19

WORKSHOP OF THE 2ND EFORIA OF BYZANTINE ANTIQUITIES OF CYCLADES: THE OPERATIONS OF THE SECTION OF CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

Penelope Mavroudi ............................................... 23

CONSERVATION OF THE ICONS AND WOOD ENGRAVINGS OF THE ICONOSTASIS OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF THE PROPHET ELIJAH AT HYDRA

Michalis Michailidis ......................................... 25

SETTING UP A LAB FOR ON-SITE CONSERVATION

Constadinos Verutis   ......................................... 28

THE MUSEUM OF GREEK FOLK ART

Rania Tsitsiloni............................................. 31

THE CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT IN THE ART MUSEUM OF ESTONIA

Helje Vernomasing .........................................35

THE CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

Anthony Reeve..............................................37

THE PANEL CONSERVATION OF AN ALTARPIECE. THE ANNUNCIATION ( 1440 - 1445 ) National Gallery N.G. 1406 by ZANOBI STROZZI (1412-1468)

Anthony Reeve............................................ 38

THE SCHOOL OF CONSERVATION IN COPENHAGEN

Pia Helle Olsen................................................. 41

THE CONSERVATION CENTRE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN BELGRADE

Svetislav Nikolic ................................................ 42

THE CENTRE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, CYPRUS

Kiriaki Tsesmeloglou, Sophocle Sophocleus ...........................43

INTERNSHIPS AT THE FINNISH NATIONAL GALLERY

Tuulikki Kilpinen ................................................ 46

THE VALAMO ART CONSERVATION INSTITUTE

Helena Nikkanen................................................ 48

SOME REMARKS ON KEEPING CONSERVATION REPORT CARDS

Amalia Papadopoulou ........................................ 50

A SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING DATA ON CANVAS AND PANEL PAINTINGS FOR MAINTENANCE AND SURVEILLANCE OF A HISTORICAL ART COLLECTION IN ROME

Giancarlo Buzzanca, Anna Maria Marcone, Mariabianca Paris................. 61

ADDRESSES.................................................. 64

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