The 6th International Architectural Paint Research (APR) Conference will be held from March 15 - 17, 2017 in New York City on the historic campus of Columbia University. This conference promises to bring together many members of this vibrant, creative community that includes historic paint analysts, scholars of historic interiors, art and architecture conservators, material scientists, decorative painters, preservation architects, and heritage managers.Registration is open at: http://www.apr2017.org/registration/
The preliminary conference agenda is up on the website http://www.apr2017.org and there is an incredible lineup of tours being put together. The conference includes behind the scenes tours of some of New York's most unique and special sites. The tours range from an in-depth look at the conservation of Herters Brothers and Tiffany Studio rooms at the 7th Regiment Armory to a tour of the conservation of the “ruin” rooms of the Lower East Side Tenement. We also have a tour of a wallpaper manufacturing facility, the south side of Ellis Island and a look at the conservation of the Keith Haring mural in the LGBT Center. Details of these tours to be added to the website soon.