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Subject: Call for papers--photographic materials

Call for papers--photographic materials

From: Angela H. Moor <xfa59>
Date: Monday, December 14, 1998
The Photographic Materials Conservation Group in the UK will hold a
two day conference entitled:

    The Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Albums and
    Photographically Illustrated Books.

Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham UK.
22nd -23rd July 1999

There is a long established tradition for the use of bound volumes
such as journals, diaries, albums and scrap books for the
preservation containment and presentation of paper based artefacts.
Man's penchant for hoarding mementoes of his life probably goes back
to the Garden of Eden and our archives and libraries proliferate
with examples of this basic instinct. From the birth of photography
to the present day, the containment and preservation of photographs,
in such a physical environment, a bound volume, is firmly rooted in
this tradition.

The main aim of this conference is to bring together heritage
professionals to explore current knowledge of and the skills,
methods and techniques required for the preservation and
conservation of this diverse material in order to address issues
faced by those with the responsibility for its care. Areas covered
will include recent work studies, storage, contemporary albums,
advantages and disadvantages of albums as a storage method, historic
album structures and materials and other related subjects.

Call for papers or posters: Conference papers are invited on all
aspects appertaining to The Preservation and Conservation of
Photograph Albums and Photographically Illustrated Printed Books. A
poster session is planned to accompany the sessions.

Conference Abstracts of 250 to 400 words and a short Biography must
be submitted by the 20th of February 1998.
Submit your abstract and biography to:

    Conference Organiser, Photographic Materials Conservation Group
    Angela H. Moor, The Centre for Photographic Conservation
    233 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 1HU. UK
    +44 181-690-3678
    Fax: +44 1081-314-1940
    xfa55 [at] dial__pipex__com

This conference will be hosted by the Birmingham Central Library and
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

   "The photographic holdings of the Birmingham Central Library and
    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are without doubt one of
    Birmingham's best kept secrets. Birmingham has a long history of
    involvement in photography it was Thomas Sutton, editor of
    Photographic Notes (15th October 1857) who suggested that
    Birmingham was     ' ...precisely one of those places where
    photography ought to be assiduously cultivated ....' and it
    was".  Quote from Coming To Light.

This meeting will give participants a unique and exciting
opportunity to visit the Library's photograph collections and
conservation department. For more information about the library
visit their Web site at: <URL:>

For a registration form or further information about the conference
please contact the:

    Hon Secretary, David Parker,
    PhMCG. Postal Address:  PO Box 17286 Streatham, London SW16 2WT
    Or Co/ PRO Conservation Department
    Fax: +44 181-878-8905

The registration fees for the two day meeting is UKP 65.00 (cheques
in Pounds Sterling please drawn on a UK Bank) The conference fee
does not include meals or accommodation. A list of accommodation is
available upon request.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:51
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 15, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-51-035
Received on Monday, 14 December, 1998

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