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Call for papers--Upholstery

From: Mats Grennfalk <matgr>
Date: Monday, June 14, 2004
First Invitation / Call for papers
Symposium on Upholstery History/Upholstery Conservation

You are invited by University of Linkoping, Carl Malmsten Centre of
Wood Technology and Design to the Symposium held at the Birgitta
Forum in Vadstena, Sweden.
May 12-14, 2005

Upholstery Conservation is a quite new area within conservation and
there is still a long way to go in the developing of materials and
techniques. Kate Gill's and Dinah Eastop's book "Upholstery
Conservation, Practice and Principles" is a really good start in
this area with a broad range of case studies about upholstery
conservation from different angles and principles for documentation
of upholstered objects.

The symposium in Vadstena is focusing in upholstery history. There
is a gap in the knowledge about the history of materials and
techniques used in different periods, in different countries and the
dating of them.

There have been mistakes done just because of the ignorance of the
upholstery history. To avoid these mistakes and to try to increase
the knowledge of this history, the papers where the history of
techniques and materials is in focus or a part of, are preferable.

The papers that will contribute to the symposium is preferred to
include some of these areas:

    *   The history of materials and techniques used in upholstered
        furniture. Both traditional and modern materials. World wide
        or country wise, both is of interest

    *   The connections between different countries in the use of
        materials and techniques. Like, where is the first rolled
        edge done or when is jute used in upholstery for the first
        time? Do they use the same materials in different countries
        and how does it spread? All information regarding to this
        matter are of interest

    *   The history part of the papers can be included in case
        studies about upholstery conservation. The focus must still
        be in the History of materials and techniques

    *   New techniques, materials and ideas used in Upholstery

If you have new ideas/techniques/materials concerning the
conservation of original upholstery, that as well may be of interest
of the conference.

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

    Mats Grennfalk
    Linkoping University
    Carl Malmsten CTD
    Renstiernas gata 12
    116 28 Stockholm
    matgr [at] ikp__liu__se

The conference starts at 9:30 am May 12, 2004 and closes at 5 pm May
13, 2004. These two days will be filled with interesting lectures
about the history of upholstery work and techniques mixed with new
ideas about upholstery conservation. A second invitation for the
conference will come will come later on when all the arrangements
are set. It will include more specific information about conference
fee, accommodations, etc.

Are you interested? Please send an "I am interested e-mail" to Karin
Schuback <karin.schuback [at] rek__liu__se> and she will send you
forthcoming information.

The number of participants for the conference is limited so please
let us know if you're interested as soon as possible.

Mats Grennfalk

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:2
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Received on Monday, 14 June, 2004

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