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Artist Talk: Elisabeth Reissner


Artist Talk: 06/11/18  –  42 Copperfield Rd. E3 4RR

The Conservator’s Role in Museums and Galleries:

Addressed in this lecture will be the idea that artworks possess multiple identities over time.

Giving practical examples Elisabeth will introduce the range of ways that conservators research, conserve and present artworks. Technical examination can provide clues about an artwork’s material history – both how it was made and how it may have altered over time. Such information can help in conservation decision making, but it won’t alter the fact that an artwork has multiple identities, and that returning to the ‘original work’ or halting for ever material change is neither possible, nor perhaps even desirable


Elisabeth Reissner has an MA in Drawing (Camberwell), a Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel paintings and a PhD in Art History (Technical Study Within Art Historical Scholarship: ‘Meaning in Making’ With Particular Reference to the Works of Paul Cézanne at The Courtauld Institute of Art). She has combined work as a paintings’ conservator in galleries and museums such as the Frans Halsmuseum and Tate, with teaching on conservation, curating and art history undergraduate and post graduate courses at UCL and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her own practice gets a look in every now and again.


Daisy Billowes

Artist Bio

Daisy Billowes is an emerging contemporary fine artist. For the past 6 years she has been intently studying and questioning the different forms of the printed image in relation to the history of craft, mechanical and digital (re)production. In 2017 she graduated from the Royal College of Art, having achieved a Distinction in a 2- year Master’s Program in Fine Art: Print. Prior to that, she achieved a 1st Class Degree on a 4-year BA (Hons) Fine Art degree course at Newcastle University. In the time since graduating, she has set out on a 3 month, self-initiated artist residency travelling through the most rural parts of the Silk Road. Her most recent body of work is exploring these paths and their relationship to The Everyday through Print.

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