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Subject: Call for papers--Visibility of restoration

Call for papers--Visibility of restoration

From: Catherine Didelot <cdidelot>
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Visibility of Restoration, Legibility of Art Works
Fifth International ARAAFU Conference,
September the 27th, 28th, 29th 2001
Paris, France.

Conservation and restoration treatments, and the way they are read
by different publics, adhere to a system of codes and references
which vary considerably according to the context. The choices made
engage the art work in a process that must neither restrict nor
alter the meaning held by the medium, but should reveal and render
it legible. The question is not only "how to restore" cultural
heritage, but "why do it". This brings up the question both of the
discipline's raison d'etre and the aim of our actions.

The respect for integrity and authenticity are the main ethical
standpoints expressed in the visibility of conservation and
restoration treatments.

    *   How far can one develop this visibility without it becoming
        detrimental to legibility?
    *   What questions must precede any intervention?
    *   What means are made available to enable this preparation
    *   How can these choices and the final aspect of the
        conservation treatments be justified?
    *   Who should be involved in making this choice?

The conference aims to offer those involved in the heritage field a
platform for an international debate which, rather than comparing
individual approaches, will be seeking to develop theoretical and
ethical considerations which could guide practitioners and create
new research orientations.

Through your own experiences and the different situations in which
cultural artefacts may be found, depending upon their status (public
or private) and their destination (exhibition, storage, consultation
by the public), we invite you to propose a paper for the Fifth
International ARAAFU Conference, planned for the Autumn of 2001.
Abstracts (in French or English, approximately twenty lines long)
must be sent before the 31st of October  2000.

Abstracts should be sent to:

    Colloque ARAAFU
    c/o D. Martinet
    70 avenue de Stalingrad
    21000 Dijon, France.
    Fax: +33 3 80 28 00 60
    colaraafu2001 [at] aol__com

Information and registration form:

    Colloque ARAAFU,
    c/o N. Richard
    7 rue du Pot de Fer
    75005 Paris, France.
    infocolloque2001 [at] freesurf__fr

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