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Furniture and Wooden Objects Group Annual Symposium 2015

  • Freemasons’ Hall London WC2B 5AZ (map)

Registration is now open for the Icon Furniture and Wooden Objects Group’s Annual Symposium. We have an exciting and diverse selection of papers that address a wide range of research and treatments from a mixture of private and institutional conservators.  

Refreshments will be provided during the afternoon.


Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Zoe Allen and Phil James (Victoria and Albert Museum)  “Non-intrusive upholstery techniques for a Maire Antoinette chair”
  • Hugh Harrison (Hugh Harrison Conservation) “The recent conservation of the sixteenth century choir stalls at the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester”
  • Chloe Head and Dr Christina Young (Courtauld Institute of Art) “A model and methodology for the assessment of filing materials for insect damaged wood
  • Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet (Musical Instrument Museums Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh) “Self-destructive elements in the construction of guitars in the nineteenth century)
  • Amy Anderson (Plowden and Smith) “From Tender to Treatment: Conservation of a seventeenth century carved oak figure from Norfolk Museums’ Collection”


The Furniture and Wooden Objects Group are subsidising the event so tickets are offered at a discounted price. 

Icon Members  £20

Icon Student members £10
Non-Icon members   £25



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