Appel à communication : « French Bronzes: History, Materials and Techniques of Bronze Sculpture in France (16TH – 18TH C.) »

A three-day international symposium will be held at the Musée du Louvre
and at the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France.
We are aiming to bring together a diverse group of specialists — e.g.,
historians (of technology, art, trade, ideas), conservation scientists,
curators, and conservator-restorers — to engage in an
inter-disciplinary exchange and to promote further research into the
development and cross fertilization of ideas and technology related to
the making of bronzes in France — and by French artists abroad — from
the Renaissance to the 19th century.

The conference will focus primarily on the following three
inter-related subject areas:
1. The origins and cross-fertilization of ideas and technology related
to the making of bronzes in France between the Renaissance and the 18th
century. This would include three types of perspectives: chronological,
geographical and typological.
2. The production of specific sculptors and founders, or of specific
works of art. While technical aspects would be mostly discussed, all
approaches aiming at documenting the production modes will be much
appreciated, including the diverse roles of those who had a hand in the
making of bronze statuary (e.g., sculptors, founders, merchants, …)
and how this may have impacted stylistic and technical outcome.
3. Current state-of-the-art research methods and their application to
multi-disciplinary studies. This would include historical and
archaeological investigations, analytical studies of materials (e.g.
metal, core and patina), as well as experimental reconstructions of
metallurgical processes.

Genevieve Bresc-Bautier, musée du Louvre, France
David Bourgarit, C2RMF, France
Philippe Malgouyres, musée du Louvre, France
Jane Bassett, J. Paul Getty Museum, USA
Francesca Bewer, Harvard Art Museums, USA

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster
presentations before November 1st, 2011 (see ).
The conference language will be English.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their contribution and
the type of presentation (oral or poster) by February 28th, 2012.

A peer reviewed publication of the conference papers and poster
presentations is planned to follow the conference. More information
concerning the publication will be available in due course.

There will be no registration fee, but conference places may be
limited, so early registration is recommended (see )

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