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Subject: Call for papers--Technical research in Asian art

Call for papers--Technical research in Asian art

From: Paul Jett <paul.jett>
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Call for papers
A Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium on Scientific Research in the Field
of Asian Art

In 1951, Rutherford John Gettens came to the Freer Gallery of Art at
the Smithsonian Institution and founded the Technical Laboratory.
Using scientific methods for the study of works of art, Mr. Gettens
and his colleagues advanced our understanding in a number of areas.
The casting methods of the ancient Chinese and the physical nature
of paintings (and pigments in particular) were subjects of notable
work in the past, and today they continue to be active areas of
research at the Freer Gallery.  To mark the occasion of the fiftieth
anniversary of scientific research at the Freer Gallery of Art, the
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research will hold a
symposium in late September 200l.  The theme of the program will be
technical studies of Asian art. Presentations on recent scientific
research on any type of art objects from Asian cultures will be

Those who are interested in giving a presentation are invited to
submit an abstract for consideration.  Funding to offset the
speakers' travel expenses will be available.  Speakers should plan
on presentations of twenty-five minutes in length.  The language of
the symposium is English, although translation of presentations in
other languages may be possible.  Abstracts should be approximately
200 words in length.   Submissions should be sent by mail or email
to the addresses given below.   The deadline for submissions is
December 31, 2000, and notification of acceptance will be made by
January 31, 2001. Publication of the papers following the symposium
is planned.

Registration: For those interested in attending the symposium, there
will be no conference fee but registration will be necessary.  A
preliminary schedule for the symposium will be announced in March
2001.  To request further information or a registration form:

    Forbes Symposium 2001
    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C.  20560
    dcsr [at] asia__si__edu.

Important dates:

    December 31, 2000: Submission of abstracts for papers.
    January 31, 2001: Notification of acceptance of paper.
    March 1, 2001: Preliminary schedule of papers will be announced.
    August 31, 2001: Deadline for registration.
    September 2001: Symposium.

Support for the symposium is provided by the Edward W. Forbes Fund.

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Received on Wednesday, 13 September, 2000

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