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Call for papers--CAC Annual Conference

From: Valerie Thorp <vthorp>
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002
29th Annual CAC Conference
Victoria, British Columbia
May 23, 24 and 25, 2003

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property will
hold its 29th annual Conference at the Royal British Columbia Museum
in Victoria British Columbia, on the 23 to 25 May, 2003, (supersedes
dates in September CAC bulletin).

Call For Papers

We invite submissions of Abstracts on all aspects of Conservation.

Conference presentations may be in the form of 20-minute oral
presentations (not including questions), posters, or video

Length of Abstract is to be between 300 and 500 words. Abstracts
will be published.

Abstract submissions must include the following: title of
presentation; names of all contributors; mailing address, telephone,
Fax: number and e-mail of contact person; and name of presenting

Submit Abstracts by e-mail attachment using double-spaced 12 point,
Times New Roman Font.

Submit abstracts to:  Kmackie [at] royalbcmuseum__bc__ca
Abstract deadline is December 31, 2002.

The contact person will be notified by early February about the
status of their presentation.

CAC Workshop "Conservation of Fossil, Mineral and Rock Collections"
May 21and 22, 2003
Victoria, B.C.

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property will
hold a workshop on the Conservation of Fossil, Mineral and Rock
Collections at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, B.C.,
Canada on May 21and 22, 2003, (supersedes dates in September CAC
bulletin).   The workshop will be led by Robert Waller, Chief,
Conservation Section at the Canadian Museum of Nature and Gerald
Fitzgerald, retired Director of Collection Services at the Canadian
Museum of Nature.

This workshop will provide a mid-career training opportunity in the
specialized but widely applicable field of earth science collection
conservation.  This will mark the first time that CAC has offered
training involving earth science collections.  Participation in this
workshop is extended to conservators, curators, collection managers
as well as to serious amateur collectors.  The principle goals of
the workshop are to provide abilities to document the condition of
earth science specimens, recognize active deterioration and
vulnerable objects and situations, construct appropriate mounts and
maintain environments suitable for preservation.  The format of the
workshop will be a combination of short lectures, demonstrations and
hands-on practice sessions.

The theme, location and timing of the CAC workshop takes advantage
of the simultaneous presentation of the Royal British Columbia
Museum exhibit titled, "Dragon Bones: When Dinosaurs Ruled China",
running from March 13 to September 15, 2003.  This exhibit is a
display of rare and unique dinosaur skeletons from China and
represents the first venue in western North America to showcase such
extraordinary fossils.  For more information on this upcoming
exhibit, visit: <URL:>.

Information about registration for the CAC conference and the
workshop will be available  <URL:> .

Val Thorp
Chief, Conservation Services
Royal British Columbia Museum
675 Belleville St.
Victoria, B.C.
Canada V8W 9W2
Fax: 250-387-0533

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:40
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Received on Thursday, 12 December, 2002

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