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Call for papers--Image re-integration

From: Jean E. Brown <jean.brown>
Date: Monday, August 6, 2001
Call For Papers
The Image Re-Integration Meeting
The 2nd Triennial Conservation Conference
University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne
September 2003

The conference will be focused on paper based objects but will draw
on a wide range of conservation disciplines. The meeting will
consider the highly subjective techniques of image re-integration
and the cultural, ethical and practical parameters that determine
its practice.

Toning and re-touching are procedures, which are carried out in
order to replace missing visual elements of an image. Within paper
conservation there are a range of approaches and attitudes to these
procedures. Such a situation partly reflects the diversity of
paper-based objects treated, but also results from the influence of
a range of historical, cultural, practical, financial and ethical
considerations. When considered in this, somewhat abstract manner,
image re-integration sits comfortably alongside other conservation
techniques practised in the United Kingdom. However, when discussed
in detail, these procedures, possibly more than any other, can
generate an entrenched, impassioned even hostile response, which can
at times seem quite disproportionate to the aspect under
consideration. There is evidently a very clear divide between those
who consider re-integration techniques to be acceptable and those
who view them as a form of deception. Above all, however there is no
clear consensus with regard to the aims and objectives underpinning
the various approaches that can be considered.

In order to better understand the attitudes that have developed
regarding re-integration techniques the conference will present
papers reflecting the approaches taken by different conservation
disciplines as well as the wide range of different types of paper
based object which fall within the remit of the paper. Each paper
will describe the function of the object under consideration as well
as the re-integration techniques used and the rationale that guided
the decision making.

Miss Jean E.Brown
Senior Lecturer
Conservation of Fine Art
School of Humanities
The University of Northumbria
jean.brown [at] unn__ac__uk
+44 191 227 3331
Fax: +44 191 227 3250

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