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Subject: Call for papers--Architectural Specialty Group

Call for papers--Architectural Specialty Group

From: Fran Gale <frances_gale>
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2000
Call for Papers: Architectural Specialty Group Session for AIC
Dallas 2001 Conference

Theme: "Advancements in Outdoor Monuments Conservation: An
Evaluation of Technology, Techniques, and Materials"

The Architectural Specialty Group (ASG) is planning its meeting for
the AIC Annual Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas in June 2001.
The ASG meeting will focus on the technology, techniques, and
materials that have been used in the conservation of outdoor
monuments during the 19th and 20th centuries. The term monument
includes, but is not limited to, buildings, sculptures, fountains,
and any other form of man-made object that is intended to
memorialize a person, place, or event. Emphasis will be placed on
the critical examination of treatments that upheld the tenets of the
time and those that broke with tradition and created new paradigms
within the field.

The proposed agenda for the one-day meeting will include three
separate sessions that will explore various conservation treatments
of stone, metal, and wooden outdoor monuments. A concluding fourth
session will examine the information that was presented during the
day and use it to draft a protocol for future outdoor monuments
conservation treatments.

Each session will provide the opportunity for speakers to summarize
critical issues involved in the conservation of stone, metal, or
wooden monuments. The presentations will be followed by a panel
discussion. The goal of the meeting is to provide an open forum for
the critical examination of past treatments with the hope that it
will stimulate the exchange of new ideas.

Papers are being sought for the presentations. Each paper should
describe a conservation treatment and explain specifically the role
technology, techniques, and materials played in the process. The
objective of the presentations is to stimulate a lively discussion
on the materials and methods that have been utilized in the
conservation of outdoor monuments within the context of the
technology that was available at the time.

Submit abstracts of 250 to 400 words by December 15th 2000 to

    Joe Sembrat
    Program Chair
    Conservation Solutions, Inc.
    2100 Oakwood Lane
    District Heights, MD 20747
    Fax: 301-669-8552
    joesembrat [at] conservationsolution__com

Frances Gale
Training Director
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
NSU Box 5682
Natchitoches, LA  71497
Fax: 318-357-6421

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:26
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Received on Thursday, 2 November, 2000

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