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AIC annual meeting

From: Sarah Z. Rosenberg <sarahaic>
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 1995
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works'
24th Annual Meeting
Norfolk, Virginia
June 10-16, 1996

AIC's 24th Annual Meeting will be held in Norfolk, Virginia at the
Norfolk Waterside Marriott from June 10 through 16, 1996.  The
diverse program will focus on collaboration in the visual arts,
digital imaging for conservation, and environmental standards.

In the session, "Collaboration in the Visual Arts," speakers will
address collaborative efforts among conservators, scientists,
artists, designers, fabricators, and architects.  The wide range of
topics to be presented includes, "A Collaboration of the Largest
Kind: Creating a New Museum in San Francisco," "Conservation of a
Painted Baltimore Side Chair," "A Team Approach for the Restoration
of a Ship's Figurehead by William Rush," and "Collaboration in the
Conservation of Jasper Johns's Lead Reliefs."

Speakers will address topics such as: the challenges involved in the
creation of a new museum as designers collaborated with staff in its
design; the selection of stable, long-lasting materials by artists;
and the handling, storage, and treatment of objects by conservators
and other museum professionals.

"Digital Imaging for Conservation" will examine the current state of
this aspect of the field.  New technologies, equipment, recent
innovations, and future applications will be discussed.  The session
seeks to establish some uniform criteria for the design of systems
so that database information and images can be shared.

In "Environmental Standards: Research Findings and Implications,"
participants will review the guidelines on temperature and humidity
ranges released last year by the Smithsonian Institution's
Conservation Analytical Laboratory.  The program will include
presentations by leading researchers and a panel discussion intended
to evaluate and clarify the practical implications of the findings.

The conference will be preceded by a symposium, "Preservation of
Collections: Assessment, Evaluation, and Mitigation Strategies," on
June 10 and 11.  A day of presentations is scheduled to bring
conservators and other museum professionals up-to-date on
information in this rapidly changing area and to develop a consensus
among conservators about the advice conservators give other museum
professionals.  A half-day workshop follows that is designed to
acquaint participants with examples of housings, storage, and
developments in the interdisciplinary field of collections care.

As in previous years, specialty groups will present programs on the
conservation of architecture, books and papers, objects, paintings,
photographic materials, textiles, and wooden artifacts.  In
addition, sessions will be conducted by the Research and Technical
Studies and Conservators in Private Practice subgroups.

A number of workshops will be held following the meeting: "British
19th-Century Artists Oil Painting Materials Techniques," "Developing
Strategies for Mounting and Housing Works of Art," FTIR for Art
Conservators," "Color Measurement for Conservators," "Respirator
Safety," and "Grants and Grant Writing."

AIC is the national membership organization of conservation professionals
dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural
heritage for future generations.  For registration materials and a complete
list of speakers and paper titles, contact

    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
    1717 K Street, NW, Ste. 301
    Washington, DC  20006
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    jennaic [at] aol__com

Sarah Z. Rosenberg
Executive Director
American Institute for Conservation
1717 K St., NW, Ste. 301
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-452-9328

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:49
                Distributed: Thursday, December 14, 1995
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Received on Wednesday, 13 December, 1995

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