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Subject: Call for papers--Fungi

Call for papers--Fungi

From: Angelika Rauch <angelika.rauch>
Date: Monday, June 5, 2000
Call for Papers

An international conference will take place in Munich from June
20-23, 2001 within the framework of the MUTEC (Trade Fair for Museum
Technology). The topic will be: Fungi--A threat for people and
cultural heritage through microorganisms

A two-day workshop with the title: "Solving fungal problems in
heritage collections" (introduced by Mary-Lou Florian, University of
Victoria) is also planned.

Microorganisms are able to damage and destroy works of art and to
cause people serious health problems. The purpose of this
conference, organized by various conservator associations, is to
sharpen the interdisciplinary view of this problem and to further
develop the identification and treatment methods. In addition,
diverse occupational groups have to increase their efforts when
dealing with the issue "fungi". Especially doctors, scientists,
labour members, trade associates and insurers are invited to
participate at the conference together with conservators, storage
administrators, archivists, etc..

The following topics are planned:

    Identification of fungi, bacteria, and microorganisms

        Microbiological fundamental principles, symbiosis of fungi
        and bacteria, fungi systematology, identification methods,
        testing and analysing techniques; documentation methods,
        distinction from other surface phenomena.

    Health damage / health protection

        Dangers, sicknesses, protective measures: hygiene,
        protective clothing, working instruments; treatments and
        limitations of the diagnosis; view point of the industrial
        medicine, limits, legal position.

    Object damage

        Causes and consequences: symptoms and treatment.

        Causes for the contamination through fungi, bacteria and
        microorganisms. Investigation of the causes, cultivating
        conditions; analysis of the surrounding area, building and
        room climate, air-conditioning systems, air humidifier and
        its potential to cause damages.

    Prevention and treatment possibilities

        Redevelopment measures: risks of disinfecting methods and
        fungicides Prevention: construction, hygiene, thermal,
        low-temperature engineering and climate engineering

The talks should not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit the summaries
of the articles or posters by September 1, 2001. The articles for
the conference preprints must be sent in by May 1, 2001. The
languages of the conference will be German, English and French. The
production of folders with the different main points is planned. In
addition, the creation of a web site containing brief information,
contact addresses, and a complete link collection is also scheduled.
Companies, that offer products dealing with these topics, are
invited to present them at the trade fair.

The organizers of this conference are the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der
Restauratoren (AdR), the Bundesverband Deutscher
DiplomrestauratorInnen (BDR), the Internationale Gemeinschaft der
Archiv, Bibliotheks- und Graphikrestauratoren (IADA) and the
Oesterreichische Restauratorenverband (ORV).

For further information please contact: "FUNGI" Conference 2001

     Dipl.-Rest. Angelika Rauch M.A.
     Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum
     Burgplatz 1
     38100 Braunschweig
     +49 531 1215 2660
     Fax: +44 531 1215 2607
     callforpapers [at] gmx__de

Angelika Rauch

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