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Subject: Call for papers--Couriers

Call for papers--Couriers

From: Paul Jaques <paul.jaques>
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2000
Call for papers
Institute of Paper Conservation conference:
    "Part and Parcel of the Job"
Organisers: Heather Norville-Day,  Angela Thompson, Shulla Jaques
Brunei Gallery, London, England
Proposed date: Spring 2002

Going behind the scenes of major museums and galleries to discover
the extent of departments' involvement in the loan programme is the
focus of this conference.  Planning, preparation, packing and
transit of works of art selected for a loan is a complex procedure.
A process, which may initially seem swanlike, calm and collected, in
reality is a co-ordinated machine paddling like fury to reach its
goals and objectives.

The conference will explore the role of conservator, illustrated
with case studies of conservation treatment programmes, together
with mounting and framing requirements as part of the loan activity.
Papers are invited from curators,  technicians, registrars, agents,
and conservators based on technical information, procedures and
personal involvement to cover the preparation, transit and
installation of displays.  An overview of the appropriate types of
glazing,  packaging material, and case construction, currently
identified as escapable, will be presented.  Finally looking at the
responsibilities of the courier, conservation condition reports and
the current training offered.

The function of the conservator courier is not only part and parcel
of the job, but an ambassador and custodian of a collection, here we
hope to provide clear examples and guidelines to the current
procedure. Please submit outlines for papers to the Conference
Organisers, c/o

    Institute of Paper Conservation
    Leigh Lodge
    Leigh, Worcester WR6 5LB
    Fax: +44 1886 833688
    information [at] ipc__org__uk

by post, fax or email by October 31st 2000.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:1
                   Distributed: Monday, June 19, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-1-015
Received on Thursday, 8 June, 2000

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