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Subject: Call for papers--lighting

Call for papers--lighting

From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh>
Date: Thursday, April 9, 1998
Light and Lighting in Historic Structures That House Collections
November 5-7, 1998
Williamsburg, Virginia

Call For Abstracts

In 1990 the Association for Preservation Technology International
(APT) and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) organized a
symposium on museums in historic buildings as part of the APT Annual
Conference in Montreal.  A second symposium was held in New Orleans;
this resulted in the New Orleans Charter for the Joint Preservation
of Historic Structures and Artifacts.  The Charter has since been
endorsed by many professional organizations in the United States and
Canada, and is also being used by a number of international

The topic of the Third APT/AIC Symposium on Museums in Historic
Buildings, to be held prior to APT's 1998 annual conference in
Williamsburg, Virginia, is "Light and Lighting in Historic
Structures that House Collections". Light is the only environmental
factor that plays two different roles in the exhibition of cultural
property.  Light, as conservators constantly warn, is responsible
for irreversible deterioration of artifacts.  At the same time,
light is necessary for exhibition, and can play a positive role in
the interpretation of cultural property.  The function of light in
an historic interior is to make the furnishings visible in the way
they were seen originally, in candlelight, gaslight, etc.,  but
light also conveys a host of culturally determined meanings, from
defining interior spaces to illustrating spirituality.

Although several meetings in recent years have focused on museum
lighting, little attention has been paid to the specific needs of
historic structures that house collections,  the history of their
natural and artificial lighting systems, and the challenge of
meeting practical lighting requirements without compromising  the
either the structure or its artifacts.  This symposium aims to test
the application of the charter to specific projects that involve
light and lighting.

Abstracts of 250-500 words for proposed 25 minute presentations are
requested by 15 May 1998.  Acceptances will be mailed out no later
than 15 June 1998,  and papers which will be published and
distributed at the symposium are to be submitted for peer-review by
1 August 1998.  Final text and images will be required no later than
1 15 September 1998.  Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Thomas H.
Taylor, Jr.,  Chair of the Steering Committee, Third APT/AIC
Symposium on Museums in Historic Buildings, P.O. Box 3511,
Williamsburg, VA  23187 or FAX 757-220-7787 or e-mail
ttaylor [at] widomaker__com.  Please include the presenter's name, mailing
address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and a 75-100
word biography.  In cases where there is more than one presenter,  a
single contact person should be identified.

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