Facture is a new biennial journal from the National Gallery of Art that introduces the latest in research on works in its permanent collection. Named for "the manner in which all things are made," the journal presents essays on conservation treatment, scientific research, and technical art history. Written for an audience of conservators, scientists, and art historians, Facture also engages serious art lovers with intimate glimpses of great works of art.
On January 12, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, the Gallery will host a lecture about the publication. Speakers include Daphne Barbour, senior object conservator; Melanie Gifford, research conservator; Lisha Glinsman, conservation scientist; Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture; and Kimberly Schenk, head of paper conservation, National Gallery of Art.
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase copies of Facture and have them signed by the authors.
As part of the Gallery's Works in Progress lecture series, Facture editors Barbour and Gifford will present a related talk on Monday, January 13, in the East Building Small Auditorium at 12:10 and 1:10 p.m.