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Subject: Call for papers--symposium on textiles

Call for papers--symposium on textiles

From: Janet Wagner <janet_wagner>
Date: Friday, February 2, 1996
Call for Papers
Textile Symposium '97
Fabric of an Exhibition: An Interdisciplinary Approach

You are invited to submit an abstract for the first North American Textile
Conservation Conference which will be held in Ottawa, Canada September 22
to 25, 1997. This symposium will be hosted by the Canadian Conservation
Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage. Subsequent symposia, with
varying themes, will be hosted by major institutions in North America on a
biennial basis. Curators, designers, conservators and other museum
professionals will address issues related to the successful exhibition of
textiles. Topics to be covered could include:

    *   travelling exhibitions

    *   safe or unsafe exhibition materials and methods

    *   lighting

    *   balancing preservation and accessibility of collections

    *   display and mounting solutions

    *   exhibit considerations for both large and small institutions

    *   limitations of conservation treatment for exhibitions

Papers, which should be of 30 minutes duration, INCLUDING time for
introduction and questions, will be published as preprints. The
official languages of the symposium will be English and French.

Call for Posters: In addition to formal presentations, submissions
for poster sessions are also welcome. A cash prize of $300 (CDN) is
graciously being offered by the Textile Conservation Newsletter for
the best poster submitted by a student enrolled in a
museum/conservation programme. The student posters will be juried
and the award made, provided the poster is of sufficient merit.

Call for Demonstrations and Videos: Submission for demonstrations
and videos are also encouraged. The length of time for
demonstrations is flexible, but should be no longer than one hour.

Edited abstracts of posters, demonstrations and videos will also be
published in the preprints.

Abstracts (300-400 words) for formal presentations, poster sessions,
demonstrations and videos should be submitted by 1 August, 1996.
Edited abstracts will be published in both languages. All
submissions will be reviewed by the Steering Committee who will make
the selection of papers, posters, demonstrations and videos.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by early October, 1996 and
will be sent a guideline for text, poster, demonstration or video.
Final texts of papers for the preprints will be required by 30
January, 1997.

All submissions should consist of the speaker's name, address,
Internet or e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, a short one
paragraph biography, the title of the submission and a 300-400 word

Please send your submission to:

    Symposium '97
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    Department of Canadian Heritage
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa, Canada  K1A 0M5
    +1 613 998 3721
    Fax: +1 613 998 4721
    ela_keyserlingk [at] pch__gc__ca

Janet Wagner

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:58
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 4, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-58-017
Received on Friday, 2 February, 1996

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