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Tuesday, May 17 • 10:30am - 11:00am
(Wooden Artifacts) Loss Compensation on Furniture: Traditional vs Modern Methods and Materials

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Behrooz Salimnejad has worked in the Furniture Conservation Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) since 1992 and has utilized both traditional craft techniques and modern conservation methodologies for loss compensation. In this presentation he will discuss the factors that led to choosing a suitable approach for different types of loss, including gilding, wood carving and turning. In some cases multiple methods were utilized on the same object. Highlighted treatments will include: replacement of missing feet and turned elements on a chair designed by Frank Furness (American, 1839 – 1912); compensation of abraded sections of gesso and gilding as well as missing carving on a sofa by John Linnell (English, 1729–1796); and carving of swags on a table by Sefferin Alken (English, 1717 – 1783).

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The Elaine S. Harrington Senior Conservator of Furniture and Woodwork, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Behrooz Salimnejad Presently; The Elaine S. Harrington Senior Conservator of Furniture and Woodwork. Behrooz has worked in PMA for twenty four years. Education: BFA from Tehran University in Iran 1978, MS in art from Indiana State University 1980. Studies in German, and art history... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 514