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

Call for papers--Scientific research in Asian art

From: Blythe McCarthy <blythe.mccarthy>
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000
Deadline: December 31,2000

Call For Papers
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 on September 27-29, 200l.  The theme of the program will
be technical studies of Asian art. Those who are interested in
giving a presentation are invited to submit an abstract for
consideration.  Original, previously unpublished scientific research
on art objects from Asian cultures will be considered.  Publication
of the papers in a refereed volume following the symposium is

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.  Manuscripts (3000-4000
words) will be due at the time of the symposium to enable
publication to proceed in a timely manner.  Further information on
style and formatting will be sent to individuals whose papers are
accepted. Funding to offset the speakers' travel expenses will be

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, use
either of the addresses given below.

    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 27-29, 2001: Symposium.

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

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