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Subject: Call for papers--Paint

Call for papers--Paint

From: Anna Zagorski <azagorski<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Call for Papers

Modern Paints Uncovered
Tate Modern, London. May 16-19, 2006

A staggering array of new pigments and binding media has been
developed and used in the production of paint in the period after
1930.  The diversity in materials used in the production of these
'modern' paints, however, has important conservation implications
for the works of art in which they were utilised.  Each type of
paint is likely to display its own unique set of physical and
chemical properties, as well as distinctive responses to ageing,
environmental conditions, and conservation treatments.  This
symposium will draw together the varied strands of research relevant
to these issues currently being conducted by conservation scientists
and conservators.

Speakers are invited to submit proposals for either 20-minute oral
presentations or poster presentations that address the conservation
concerns and challenges of modern paint media.  These might include
the characterisation, manufacture, stability and innovative use of
modern paints; analytical techniques for identifying their
components; novel and practical methods for conserving modern
painted surfaces; and the evaluation of the methods and techniques
used for treating and cleaning them. Abstracts, not to exceed 250
words, should be submitted by September 7, 2005.

Speakers will be notified by November 15, 2005 if their proposals
have been accepted. The technical committee reserves the right to
make the final determination to whether the proposal is an oral
presentation or poster.  Successful proposals will include one
complimentary registration.  All submissions/presentations should be
in English and include the following information:  author/s, speaker
name, address, affiliation, e-mail, telephone, Fax: , short (one
paragraph) biography, title of submission and the short abstract.
The abstract should be a Word document, double-spaced in 12-point
Times New Roman font, with 1 inch (2.5 cm.) margins sent via email
to mpu<-a t->tate< . >org< . >uk.

The symposium is co-organised by the Getty Conservation Institute,
the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and Tate.

For general information: gciweb<-a t->getty< . >edu attn: Anna Zagorski

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