« Culture & Trade through the Prism of Technical Art History – a study of Chinese export paintings »

Dear Colleagues,

As part of our project on « Culture & Trade through the Prism of Technical Art History – a study of Chinese export paintings » funded by the Science and Heritage programme, we are organising another workshop on the 9th December 2013 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Please find attached announcement/programme for the workshop co- organised by Nottingham Trent University, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Horticultural Society (London).

Please distribute it to colleagues who might be interested. Apologies for any cross posting.

Best wishes,
Haida Liang

Haida Liang, PhD
Project leader for « Culture & Trade through the Prism of Technical Art History – a study of Chinese export paintings »

For further details, see the project website:
You can register online through

Head of Imaging Science for Archaeology & Art Conservation
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham UK

10.00-10.05 Welcome
10.05-10.30 Chinese Export Pictures and the RHS Reeves Collection: Motivation, Manufacture and Meaning
Kate Bailey V&A, Charlotte Brooks RHS
10.30-11.00 A holistic approach to non-invasive investigation
Haida Liang NTU, Lucia Burgio V&A
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-11.40 Microfade & light sensitivity
Andrei Lucian NTU
11.40-12.10 Pigment identification with Raman & XRF
Lucia Burgio V&A
12.10-12:30 Multispectral imaging, FORS and pigment identification
Andrei Lucian NTU
12:30-12:50 Optical Coherence Tomography, underdrawings & paper classification Haida Liang NTU
12:50-2.00 lunch
2.00-2.30 Pigment use in paintings from Dunhuang
Bomin Su, Dunhuang Academy
2.30-3.00 The European artist’s palette in the nineteenth century: pigments for watercolour and oil painting
Jo Kirby, National Gallery
3.00-3.30 Shipping Colour: The East-West Paint and Pigment Trade
Kate Bailey, V&A
3.30-3.50 Tea break
3:50-4:15 Chinese export oil paintings
Margrit Reuss, Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde
4.15-4:40 Chinese export wall paper
Susan Catcher V&A
4:40-5:00 What does the scientific analysis tell us about cultural exchange & art history?
Lucia Burgio, V&A, Haida Liang, NTU

Nicolas Marty

Nicolas Marty Professeur des Universités histoire Contemporaine, Catedràtic d'història contemporània Université de Perpignan, Universitat de Perpinyà

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