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Subject: Call for papers--Surface cleaning

Call for papers--Surface cleaning

From: Kornelius Goetz <Restaurierungsberatung>
Date: Friday, November 15, 2002
Verband der Restauratoren (VDR)

Surface Cleaning--Material And Methods
Dusseldorf, Germany
September 24-October 4, 2003

The cleaning of surfaces is one of the most common duties of
conservators, and hence of immediate interest to all areas of
restoration practice. The range of activities extends from removal
of loosely adhered dust to reduction of corrosion products.
Treatments vary from straight forward to more challenging and
sometimes almost impossible cleaning tasks. The aim of the
conference is to contribute to the development of sensitive and
effective cleaning methods through the encouragement of an
interdisciplinary view of this topic. The focus is on observations
and findings based on practical examples and the results of research
in the field of surface cleaning.

Conservators, scientists and art historians of all disciplines are
invited to participate with relevant contributions to the

The following topics are planned:

    Dirt--artists intention and patina
    Identification of dirt
    Techniques of identification and analysis
    Damage phenomena--investigation and conservation concepts
    The nature of dirt films, surface textures and mechanisms of
    Treatment possibilities
    Choice of materials, procedures and techniques

The talks should not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit summaries of
the articles or posters--including a short biography of the
author--by January 1, 2003. Deadline for conference postprints is
October 1, 2003. The languages will be German and English.

For further information please contact:

    Dr. Sabina Fleitmann
    Haus der Kultur
    Weberstrasse 61
    D-53113 Bonn
    +49 228 2437366
    Fax: +49 228 2619669
    dirt [at] restauratoren__de

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