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Subject: Call for papers--History of conservation and conservation in 21st century

Call for papers--History of conservation and conservation in 21st century

From: David Thickett <dthickett>
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Call for papers
Past Practice - Future Prospects

An international conference on the history of conservation of the
portable heritage with a look into the future of conservation

The Department of Conservation of the British Museum is planning an
international conference to be held between 12th and 14th September
2001 in the Education Centre in the Great Court of the Museum.

Abstracts are solicited on two themes--the history of the
conservation of the portable heritage before about 1960 (excluding
buildings but including wall paintings and mosaics) and conservation
in the 21st century.

Papers on the history of conservation should consist of:

    *   studies on important "conservators" or "restorers" from the
        past with an evaluation of their contribution to the

    *   histories of conservation in a geographical region or

    *   histories of conservation of particular techniques (with an
        emphasis on the obsolete methods)

    *   histories of conservation in important institutions.

Although historical accounts are requested, critical appraisal as
seen from the end of the 20th century is relevant.  The cut-off date
of 1960 is not absolute; studies of individuals may well need to end
more recently.

Papers on conservation in the 21st century may address any topics of
current/future "political" or "philosophical" interest (but not
conservation methodology or case histories).  Appropriate topics

    *   accreditation
    *   collections care
    *   working practices
    *   the definition of a conservator/restorer or conservation
    *   the future role of conservators and the conservation

Advice on the suitability of a topic in advance of sending an
abstract may be had by e-mailing   Abstracts should reach

    Maureen Theobald
    Head of Administration
    Department of Conservation
    The British Museum
    London WC1B 3DG

by 31st August 2000. Successful authors will be notified by 30th
September 2000.  Completed texts with all illustrations must be
received by 31st January 2001.  Please note that submission of an
abstract is taken as an acceptance of this timetable.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:1
                   Distributed: Monday, June 19, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-1-016
Received on Tuesday, 13 June, 2000

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