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Call for papers--Wood and furniture conservation

From: Boonstra Jaap <jaapboonstra>
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2004
First Call for Papers
Seventh International Symposium on Wood and Furniture Conservation
The Mechanics of Furniture
To be held at the Stedelijk Museum CS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
November 26-27, 2004

Mechanical parts in historical furniture and their restoration
present unique problems to furniture conservators. Ranging from
Roentgen's intricacies to the more basic principles of locks and
hinges, they all confront us with different questions, problems and
solutions. How did these mechanisms function? How and with what
tools were they made? Should they be restored back to working order?

 The general themes of the conference will include:

    *   The ethics of restoring mechanisms

    *   The specific tools and machinery used to make the old
        mechanisms.  Historical research of the technological
        developments involved

    *   Exchange with neighbouring fields such as the conservation
        of clockworks,  automata, objects of industrial heritage and
        musical instruments

    *   The relevant laws of mechanics

Topics of interest would be:

    *    Case studies of restoration/conservation projects
    *    Early mechanical tools needed for reproduction
    *    Historical research on the matter

Anyone wishing to present a paper is invited to submit a provisional
title and an abstract of approximately 250 words by June 15, 2004

    J.J. Boonstra
    Amsterdams Historisch Museum
    Postbus 3302
    1001 AC Amsterdam
    +31 20 5231723/5
    Fax: +31 20 6207789
    jaapboonstra [at] ahm__amsterdam__nl

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