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AIC annual meeting

From: Sarah Z. Rosenberg <sarahaic>
Date: Thursday, March 7, 1996
Registration materials are *now* available for the American
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works' (AIC)
24th Annual Meeting to be held in Norfolk, Virginia from June 10-16,

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 issues.

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 Issues," participants will review the recent
environmental guidelines.

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 Works
    1717 K Street, NW, Ste. 301
    Washington, DC  20006
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    jennaic [at] aol__com

Sarah Z. Rosenberg

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