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Call for papers--Twentieth-century museum buildings

From: Paul Himmelstein <aandh>
Date: Monday, October 25, 1999
Twentieth-Century Museum Buildings: Conservation and Collections
Fourth APT/AIC Symposium on Museums in Historic Buildings
Philadelphia, PA, 8-10 October 2000

Call For Abstracts

Twentieth-Century Museum Buildings: Conservation and Collections,
the fourth symposium on museums in historic buildings to be
co-organized by APT (The Association for Preservation Technology)
International and AIC (The American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works), will be hosted in Philadelphia prior
to the second Preserving the Recent Past meeting and APT Annual
Conference in October 2000. While most of the discussion during the
past three symposia has focused on the need to consider the
preservation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings that
house collections, this symposium will address the challenges of
museum buildings and extensions that were designed to accommodate
artifacts in the twentieth-century. To what extent is modification
of the original architectural fabric acceptable? How should earlier
interventions, perhaps carried out in less sensitive times, be dealt
with? Should original interiors and modes of presentation be
sacrificed in response to more recent requirements and styles? How
can changing public expectations be accommodated while respecting
the heritage significance of the original buildings and exhibitions?
How can contemporary standards and technologies for lighting and
environmental conditions be applied without compromising the
original design intentions? Do all of the sections of the New
Orleans Charter apply to museum buildings of the twentieth century?

Abstracts for 20-30-minute audio-visual presentations at this
symposium are invited from architects, conservators, engineers,
museum management personnel, exhibition designers, and others who
are involved in the conservation of twentieth-century museum
buildings. Please submit, by 3 January 2000, a 250-word summary of
your presentation that clearly identifies the issues to be addressed
during the limited time frame, along with a resume of no more than
one page outlining your relevant experience in this field and
including your name, position, mailing address, e-mail address, and
telephone and fax numbers. Presentations by multi-disciplinary teams
of professionals are encouraged. Presenters will be notified of the
acceptance of their abstracts by 31 March 2000, and final papers
will be due 1 September 2000. A selection of papers from this
symposium will be published in a special issue of the APT Bulletin
following the event. Proposals for articles for inclusion in this
issue of the APT Bulletin, but not for presentation at the
symposium, may also be submitted by 3 January 2000. Queries can be
sent to

    Dr. Thomas H. Taylor, Jr.
    Chair, Steering Committee
    APT/AIC Symposium on Museums in Historic Buildings
    Fax: 757-220-7787
    ttaylor [at] widomaker__com

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