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Call for papers--CAC Annual Conference

From: Alison Freake <alison.freake>
Date: Monday, September 20, 2004
Call for Papers:

Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property
31st Annual Conference and Workshop
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
May 19-21, 2005

    The Alberta Regional Group, your host for the 2005 conference
    and workshop, invites you to magnificent Jasper National Park in
    the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

    The 31st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for
    Conservation of Cultural Property takes stock of
    accomplishments, and looks confidently to the future.  Papers
    are invited on all aspects of conservation and conservation
    science of artifacts, archival material and works of art.
    Posters and video presentations are also welcome.

    This year we would like to invite papers for two specialized
    sessions:  Education and Training, and Moving Collections.  The
    session on education and training would introduce student
    projects and highlight conservation programs and the teaching
    labs that support young graduates with internships.  For the
    session on moving collections, we will invite speakers who have
    experience in the planning and preparation for construction or
    expansion of museums, galleries and archives.

    Abstracts submissions should include the following:  the title
    of the presentation; the names of all contributors; mailing
    address, telephone, Fax: number and e-mail of the contact
    person; the name of the presenting author.  Abstracts should be
    between 300 and 500 words and will be published as part of the
    conference proceedings. The deadline for abstracts is December
    31, 2004


        Lee Churchill <leec [at] glenbow__org> or
        Heather Dumka <hdumka [at] glenbow__org>
        Program Co-chairs
        Fax: 403-265-9769

Call for Papers
Jasper 2005 Pre-Conference Workshop

Fur Trade Legacy:
The State of Preservation of Organic Materials
May 17-18, 2005

    In 2005, Alberta will celebrate one hundred years as a province.
    Alberta's earliest success was intimately linked to the Canadian
    Fur Trade, and the Workshop explores the specialized area of
    organic materials conservation. What is the state of
    preservation of collections that were once the foundation of
    nation building? Where are the products of the fur trade that
    once brought wildlife to the brink of extinction: the beaver
    hats, the swan skin powder puffs, the ermine trims, the buffalo
    coats and bear rugs, the plumes of the Belle Epoque, the mink

    The Workshop aims to answer questions such as: What advances
    have been made in conservation treatment of historic furs and
    feathers? What are the ideal environmental conditions for fur
    storage? What are the chemical and structural properties of
    mammal hairs and bird feathers, including their pigmentation,
    that impact display decisions? What goes wrong with leather?

    Case studies on cleaning, stabilization and moth control,
    hands-on identification of fur and feather specimens, planning
    and maintaining cold storage, and research into the
    light-fastness of organic pigments will be presented for a
    comprehensive overview of the state of preservation of organic
    materials in history collections. Presenters are invited to
    share curatorial, scientific, technical and conservation
    expertise with workshop participants. The hands-on components
    include cleaning techniques and the preparation of reference
    slides and identification kits.

    Submissions will be published in English and French as Preprints
    of the Jasper 2005 Conference Workshop. The deadline for
    abstracts is December 31, 2004. The deadline for final papers is
    January 31, 2005.


        Margot Brunn,
        Workshop Program
        Fax: 780-454-6629
        margot.brunn [at] gov__ab__ca

Further information can be found at

Alison Freake
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Fax: 780-427-4646

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