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CAC Annual Conference and Workshops

From: Alison Freake <alison.freake<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property
31st Annual Conference and Workshops Registration
Jasper, Alberta
May 17-21, 2005

The Alberta Regional Group of Conservators is pleased to host the
31st Annual Conference and Workshops of the Canadian Association of
Conservation in the Centennial year of the Province of Alberta.
Jasper National Park is an ideal conference location to reflect on
conservation issues, celebrate and look towards the future.  The
Jasper townsite is on the west bank of the Athabasca River, a
Canadian Heritage River, at an elevation of 1,054 metres. The town
originated in 1911 as a railway settlement; today, about 5,000
people call it home. Jasper is surrounded by mountains, pristine
lakes and rare, untamed wildlife. It's a natural playground that
offers activities from birding, historic walking tours and shopping,
to breathtaking hikes, trail rides, and heli-skiing. For most
outdoor activities, rental equipment is available locally. Extra
time in the program schedule is filled with opportunities for
experiencing the invigorating mountain environment.

The Conference program is divided into three major sessions.
Collections on the Move illustrates the involvement of conservators
in the incredible boom in expansion, relocation and building of
cultural institutions that continue unabated; the Treatments and
Scientific Investigations session contains a spectrum of new
treatment work and research for art and artifacts; and the Education
and Training session highlights conservation programs from Canada
and abroad. A poster session and product demonstrations will also
run during the Conference.

Jasper 2005 offers several workshops. Fur Trade Legacy: The
Preservation of Organic Materials takes a new and innovative look at
the collections of historic furs and feathers. Presentations will
discuss the importance of these collections for the interpretation
of social and work history, what impacts their preservation, and the
challenges for exhibit and conservation treatment. Macro and
microscopic identification of mammal hair and feathers are included
in the hands-on session of this workshop, as well as practical
lessons on what goes wrong with leather, and conservation of leather

Concurrently, a second workshop is scheduled with a hands-on session
on Art/Archival/Artifact Packing and Shipping that provides
opportunity to apply theory to practice. Crate design and soft
packing methods are based on risk assessments to ensure support and
cushioning is effective, be that for transporting collections across
town or for touring across continents.

A special course for Board Members is planned prior to the
Conference and Workshop events. The Board Development Workshop will
review the governing role of CAC and CAPC members who volunteer to
fill positions on their Associations' administrative and policy

Silent Auction: You've got Talent! The banquet's Silent Auction is
an important fundraiser that will be used to subsidize some of the
conference events. Please donate a sample of your talent in any form
(art, crafts, publications, etc.), request an item from your museum
or gallery, or bring/send any fun object, service or tool that is a
Must-Have for conservators! Full credit (or anonymity) will be given
for all donations.

Please see <URL:> for the full program,
registration forms, accommodation and travel information, or contact

    Margot Brunn
    CAC Conference 2005 Chair
    margot.brunn<-a t->gov< . >ab< . >ca

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:40
                 Distributed: Monday, February 28, 2005
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Received on Tuesday, 22 February, 2005

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