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Digital Imagery: creation and importance in the visual arts Tuesday 1 st December 2009 Sue Newton-Short London Metropolitan University.

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1 Digital Imagery: creation and importance in the visual arts Tuesday 1 st December 2009 Sue Newton-Short London Metropolitan University

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5 Interior of the grand salon of S.S. Aquitaine

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7 100 years of inspiring designers George II, c in mahogany FP reproduction c. 1930s in walnut

8 19th November 2002 The chairs arrive.

9 Staff at the ready

10 Our dust busters arrive

11 …..and get started!

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13 chairs Frederick Parker Gallery

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15 recent additions to the collection The Polyprop Designed by Robin Day 1963 The Antelope chair Designed by Ernest Race 1951 Recycled plastic bottles Designed by Jane Atfield 1996

16 The Silhouette chair Designed by William Warren 2002 fpf349

17 The Frederick Parker Foundation Mission Statement The trust seeks to encourage and promote chair and furniture history, design and manufacture.

18 Annual cleaning

19 Labelling the chairs

20 Shelves cleaned and Chairs replaced

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22 carvings

23 archive Frederick Parker & Parker Knoll business records, accounts & board minutes Their sales catalogues Sales catalogues of their competitors

24 Photographs and sample materials of Frederick Parker and Parker Knoll products

25 Drawings of all private commissions

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30 Our aim To make the Frederick Parker collections and company archive accessible to as wide an audience as possible

31 Our objectives To collate known information and images into searchable databases of the chairs, carvings and archive To publish catalogues of the chair collection and the carving collection To establish a common format with similar collections and determine best practice to gain museum accreditation status to continue to utilise the collection for study purposes

32 Thank you


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