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Subject: Call for papers--conservation of heritage interiors

Call for papers--conservation of heritage interiors

From: Maureen MacDonald <maureen_macdonald>
Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999
Symposium 2000 - The Conservation of Heritage Interiors
The Canadian Conservation Institute
Ottawa, Canada
May 17 - 20, 2000

Call For Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract for Symposium 2000 - The
Conservation of Heritage Interiors. This symposium, hosted by the
Canadian Conservation Institute of the Department of Canadian
Heritage, will be held on May 17 - 20, 2000, in Ottawa, Canada.

The conservation of the interior of an historic building provides a
meeting place for the preservation architect and the conservator.
CCI's Symposium 2000 will emphasize the kinds of professional
collaboration required to plan and execute successful conservation
projects in historic interior spaces. This three-day international
symposium will offer a chance to share information about innovative
recording and treatment practices, current professional practices,
and recent advances in the material sciences that will benefit those
who are responsible for the preservation and rehabilitation of
heritage interiors. Participation is encouraged from professional
conservators, preservation architects, conservation scientists,
craft and trades people, engineers, technicians, and designers in
heritage preservation.

The program will include subject matter focussing on architectural
interiors and the materials that compose them, both moveable and

Topics could include the following:

    *   case studies of interior conservation projects, and
        conservation processes for the preservation of interior

    *   analysis, monitoring and recording of materials (furnishings
        or building materials) used in historic interiors

    *   conservation versus reconstruction: how much is too much

    *   conservation of the structural elements of a building as
        they relate to the heritage interior

    *   collaboration, professional ethics, and the interface
        between the professions of architecture and conservation
        (the New Orleans Charter--who should be consulted?)

    *   rehabilitation of functional working structures versus the
        creation of  living museums?

    *   adaptive re-use of  historic spaces versus the preservation
        of original interior function

    *   developing strategies for promoting the preservation of
        architecturally/historically significant commercial spaces

Papers should be of 30-minute duration (including time for
introduction and questions) and will be published as preprints. The
official languages of the symposium will be English and French.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Call for Posters

In addition to formal presentations, submissions for a poster
session are also welcome.

Call for Demonstrations and Videos

Submissions for demonstrations and videos are also encouraged. The
length of time for demonstrations is flexible, but should be no
longer than 1 hour.

Edited abstracts of posters, demonstrations, and videos will also be
published in the preprints and should be furnished by the presenter
following the overall timetable and deadlines.

Abstracts (300 - 400 words) for formal presentations, poster
sessions, demonstrations, and videos should be submitted by April 9,
1999. Edited abstracts will be published in both languages. All
submissions will be reviewed by the External Advisory Committee who
will make the selection of papers, posters, demonstrations, and

Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 1999, and will be
sent a guideline for text, poster, demonstration, or video. Final
texts of papers for the preprints will be required by August 30,

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 an
abstract (300 - 400 words).

Please send your submission to:

    Symposium 2000
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    Department of Canadian Heritage
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0M5
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    james_bourdeau [at] pch__gc__ca

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