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Subject: Call for papers--museum buildings

Call for papers--museum buildings

From: Paul Himmelstein <aandh>
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000
Note: This symposium was originally announced for APT Philadelphia,
October, 2000.  It has now been rescheduled as a post-conference
symposium for the AIC 2001 meeting in Dallas.

Call For Abstracts
Twentieth-Century Museum Buildings: Conservation and Collections
Fourth APT/AIC Symposium on Museums in Historic Buildings
Dallas, Texas
June 4-5, 2001

Twentieth-Century Museum Buildings: Conservation and Collections,
the fourth symposium on museums in historic buildings to be
co-organized by AIC (The American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works) and APT (The Association for
Preservation Technology International), will be hosted in Dallas,
Texas by AIC as a post-session to their 2001 Annual Meeting.

While most of the discussion during the previous three symposia has
focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings that house
collections, this symposium will address the challenges of
twentieth-century museum buildings and additions. 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 audiovisual 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  1 October 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 by1 February 2001, and final
papers will be due 1 May 2001. A selection of papers from this
symposium may be published in an issue of the AIC Journal following
the event. Proposals for articles for inclusion in this issue of the
AIC Journal, but not for presentation at the symposium, may also be
submitted by 1 May 2001. 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] cwf__org

Abstracts should be submitted by mail to

    Dr. Thomas H. Taylor, Jr.
    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    P.O. Box 1776
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

or by email attachment.

Paul Himmelstein

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