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Subject: Call for papers--preventive conservation

Call for papers--preventive conservation

From: Judith A. Logan <judy_logan>
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999
The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) will be meeting January
4-9, 2000, in Quebec City.   Papers are invited for the following
conservation session:

   "Preventive conservation is defined as "All actions taken to
    retard deterioration and prevent damage to cultural property
    through the provision of optimal conditions of storage, use and
    handling" (Canadian Association for Conservation, Code of
    Ethics).  Conservation of artifacts is often associated with
    interventive treatments, such as electrolysis, consolidation,
    and cleaning. In reality, these actions are only done when
    absolutely necessary. Decisions must be made  whether to
    intervene, the purpose, degree and nature of that intervention,
    and what change is acceptable as a result.  Careful handling,
    recording, non-destructive analysis, and optimum storage will
    provide information and  protect the majority of archaeological
    material.  Preventive conservation is fundamental to the
    management of archaeological collections."

This session will focus on issues around the development of
conservation strategies, and will investigate the role of preventive
conservation as well as minimal treatment for archaeological
materials.  Papers are invited that describe case studies and
situations where decisions about conservation treatment,
collections care and preservation have been addressed.

Abstracts are due June 1, 1999.

General information about the SHA conference as well as application
forms for abstracts (sessions and papers), are available at
<>, or the Winter 1998 issue of the SHA

For further information about the conservation session, please

    Andre Bergeron
    Centre de conservation du Quebec
    1825 rue Semple
    Quebec QC G1N 4B7
    +1 418 643 7001
    Fax: +1 418 646 5419
    andre_bergeron [at] mcc__gouv__qc__ca

Judy Logan
Senior Conservator, Archaeology
Conservation Processes and Materials Research
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa ON K1A 0M5
Fax: 613-998-4721

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:83
                  Distributed: Friday, April 30, 1999
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Received on Thursday, 29 April, 1999

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