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AIC Annual Meeting

From: Megan Dennis <mdennis>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2000
AIC 28th Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 8-13, 2000

The 28th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation
of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) will be held June 8-13, 2000 at
the Adams Mark Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  AIC is the
national membership organization of conservation professionals
dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our
cultural heritage for future generations.

The general session, entitled "Preservation of Electronic Media,"
will commence on the morning of Friday, June 9th with the keynote
address.  The keynote speaker is Maxwell L. Anderson, Director,
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY with a lecture entitled
Cupped Hands in the Stream: Digital Media's Challenge to Collecting

Featured lectures include:

    Creating a Digital Archive for the Most Well
    Documented Movie Ever--Star Wars
    Justin Graham
    Image Archivist, LucasFilm, San Rafael, CA

    Between Cinema and a Hard Place: The Conservation and
    Documentation of a Video Installation by Gary Hill,
    Pip Laurenson
    Conservator of Media Arts, The Tate Gallery, London, England

    Technological Evolution of Video
    Jim Lindner
    President, VidiPax, New York, NY

    Accelerated Life Expectancy Estimation of Data Storage Media:
    How Long Will It Last, and How Do You Know?
    William P. Murray
    Reliability Engineer, Maplewood, MN

    Immaterial Culture: Collecting in the 21st Century,
    Abby Smith
    Council on Library Information Resources, Washington, DC

    Documentation as Conservation: The Process of
    Becoming and Sustaining Art
    Judith Van Baron
    Vice President for External Affairs, Savannah College of Art and
    Design, Savannah, GA

    Collecting Video Art: What are the Minimum
    Accession Requirements?
    Sarah Stauderman
    Conservator, VidiPax, New York, NY

    Digital Information Lasts Forever--or Five Years,
    Whichever Comes First
    Jeff Rothenberg
    Senior Computer Scientist, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

On  Saturday, June 10th the general session will continue. Featured
lectures include:

    The Effects of Moisture Content on Cultural Materials
    Marion Mecklenburg
    Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education,
    Washington, DC and
    Sheila Fairbrass
    Surface Measurements Systems, Cooperburg, PA

    Laser Technologies and Digital Analysis for the
    Documentation, Assessment and Treatment of Historic
    Structures and Sites
    Guy Munsch
    Architectural Conservator, Philadelphia, PA

    On-line Artifactual Treatment Documentation
    Management System and Multimedia Training
    Marc Reeves and Anna Stenstrom
    The Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory, New York Public Library,
    New York, NY

    Computerized Information System for Preservation
    James M. Reilly, Douglas Nishimura, Edward Zinn and Maria
    Fernanda Valverde
    Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology,
    Rochester, NY

    The Use of Handheld Computers in Preservation and
    Conservation Settings
    Andrew Robb
    Library of Congress, Washington, DC and
    Jeanne Drewes
    Michigan State Libraries, Lansing, MI

    The Application of Digital Image Analysis to Performance
    Assessment of Coatings on Outdoor Bronze and Copper
    Tara Shedlosky and E. Rene de la Rie
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and
    Lynn Brostoff
    Research Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservator

    John Singer Sargent as Muralist, Architect and Sculptor:
    Examination and Treatment of the Rotunda and Grand Staircase at
    the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Lydia Vagts
    Cambridge, MA and
    Pamela Hatchfield
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

    The Application of Image Analysis to Thin-Section
    Examination in Objects and Architectural
    Elizabeth Goins and Chandra Reedy
    University of Delaware, Newark, DE

    Imaging Zapruder's JFK Assassination Film: A Hybrid Approach to
    Preservation and Presentation
    Joseph Barabe
    Director of Scientific Imaging, McCrone Associates, Westmont, IL

Sessions will be conducted by AIC specialty groups (Architecture,
Books and Paper, Objects, Electronic Media, Paintings, Photographic
Materials, Research and Technical Studies, Textiles, Wooden
Artifacts, and Conservators in Private Practice) the balance of the
meeting on current topics of interest in their respective fields.
Other meeting offerings include an exhibit hall featuring
conservation suppliers June 10-12, city tours and workshops held at
museums and sites throughout the Philadelphia metro area.

Financial support for the 28th Annual Meeting has been generously
provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Claneil
Foundation, the National Center for Preservation Technology and
Training, Willard Developments LTD, Heritage Preservation and
Aon/Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency.

For full program details and registration materials, information
about becoming an exhibitor or other questions concerning the annual
meeting, please contact Megan Dennis at the AIC office:

    American Institute for Conservation
    of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
    1717 K Street NW   Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20006
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    info [at] aic-faic__org

Megan M. Dennis
Marketing Manager
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1717 K Street, NW - Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-452-9328

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:44
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 16, 2000
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Received on Wednesday, 16 February, 2000

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