Polychrome Sculpture: Artistic Tradition and Construction Techniques
13 - 14 April 2012

Glasgow, Scotland - International Council of Museums - Committee for Conservation / Glasgow Life

Three Interim Meetings were organised by the ICOM-CC Working Group Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration during the period 2010-2013 which focused on construction processes and decorative practice for polychrome sculptures.The second meeting ‘Polychrome Sculpture: Artistic Tradition and Construction Techniques’ followed on in the theme outlined in 2010. This meeting was hosted at the Burrell Collection by Glasgow Life Museums, in Glasgow, UK in 2012. The two day symposium focused on artistic traditions within the field of polychrome sculpture. Papers were selected to follow on from themes touched upon in the preceding meeting in Maastricht, focusing on how artistic traditions influenced construction processes. Artistic practice from the Netherlands to Portugal, from the medieval to more modern times was outlined and links between different countries were emphasised.

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