Presentation on theme: "Digital Imagery: creation and importance in the visual arts Tuesday 1 st December 2009 Sue Newton-Short London Metropolitan University."— Presentation transcript:
Digital Imagery: creation and importance in the visual arts Tuesday 1 st December 2009 Sue Newton-Short London Metropolitan University
Interior of the grand salon of S.S. Aquitaine
100 years of inspiring designers George II, c in mahogany FP reproduction c. 1930s in walnut
19th November 2002 The chairs arrive.
Staff at the ready
Our dust busters arrive
…..and get started!
chairs Frederick Parker Gallery
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
The Silhouette chair Designed by William Warren 2002 fpf349
The Frederick Parker Foundation Mission Statement The trust seeks to encourage and promote chair and furniture history, design and manufacture.
Labelling the chairs
Shelves cleaned and Chairs replaced
archive Frederick Parker & Parker Knoll business records, accounts & board minutes Their sales catalogues Sales catalogues of their competitors
Photographs and sample materials of Frederick Parker and Parker Knoll products
Drawings of all private commissions
Our aim To make the Frederick Parker collections and company archive accessible to as wide an audience as possible
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