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Subject: Call for papers--Wood and furniture conservation

Call for papers--Wood and furniture conservation

From: Ron Kievits <ron.kievits>
Date: Friday, April 5, 2002
First Call for Papers
Sixth International Symposium on Wood and Furniture Conservation
The Meeting of East and West in Furniture Trade
Stichting Ebenist
To be held at The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
December 13, 2002

This year 400 years VOC (the Dutch East-India Company) are
celebrated. Following the discovery of new continents exotic
materials became available, such as shellac, Eastern lacquer,
tropical hardwoods, ivory, mother of pearl, whalebone and
tortoiseshell. Mutual inspiration and fascination led to new forms
and a new ornamental vocabulary. Exotic objects were collected as
well as imitated and in the New World furniture was produced to fit
the Western taste. Dealing with these in many ways foreign products
is often a challenging task for furniture and objects conservators.
A broad knowledge is necessary about materials, ornaments and the
history of cultural exchanges. The change of setting of an object
might have completely changed its function.

Possible subjects for papers: Specific problems and ethical
considerations relating to colonial furniture and the use of exotic
materials in western furniture; Furniture and timber trade;
Comparison of conservation practice in various countries.

Anyone wishing to present a paper is invited to submit an abstract
of approximately 250 words by May 1, 2002 to:

    Dominique van Loosdrecht
    Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
    P.O. Box 74888
    1070 DN Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 67 47 229
    Fax: +31 20 67 47 001
    d.van.loosdrecht [at] rijksmuseum__nl

All submissions should include the title of the paper, the author's
name, address, (e-mail address), telephone and Fax: numbers and a
one-paragraph biography.

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