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Subject: Call for papers--AIC Paintings Specialty Group

Call for papers--AIC Paintings Specialty Group

From: Bonnie Rimer <bjrimer<-a>
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
PSG Call for Papers AIC Annual Meeting 2006

The Painting Specialty Group of the American Institute for
Conservation is putting out a call for papers for the 2006 Annual
Conference.  While the theme for the General Session is  "Using
Artifacts: Is Conservation Compromised?" talks are not limited to
this topic and we will consider a broader range of papers that are
pertinent to the field of painting conservation.

The Annual Conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island on
June 16-19, 2006.  Those interested in presenting their work need to
submit proposals to the program chair of the Painting Specialty
Group no later than October 18, 2005.  If selected a working title
must be received by October 28, 2005 in order to be included in the
registration brochure. Please send all ideas, abstracts and
inquiries to:

    Bonnie Rimer
    Rimer Fine Art Conservation
    35 W. Maple Ave.
    Roselle IL 60172
    bjrimer<-a t->sbcglobal< . >net

We would like to encourage PSG members to consider presenting a
paper related to the General Session topic "Using Artifacts: Is
Conservation Compromised". Although at first glance this would
appear to relate best to the other specialty groups we feel there
are several interesting possibilities for paintings conservators,
for example:

    1.  The presentation and conservation of early devotional or
        cabinet paintings

    2.  Paintings that have been altered or cut-down, split into
        multiple paintings or altered by artists or past restorers.

    3.  Works created for domestic interiors, from wall-size
        ensembles to screens, and the problems of conservation,
        display and travel

    4.  Murals in public places

    5.  Modern and contemporary paintings that incorporate
        artifacts, found objects, are part of an installation, or
        experience unusual handling as a result of the artists
        original intent.

    6.  Painted wood--furniture, sculpture and other wooden objects
        that paintings conservators have been asked to treat.

We would be interested in collaborations with other specialty groups
and would welcome a half-day session devoted to such collaborations.
We feel this topic suggests an interesting array of possible talks
and we encourage you to be creative.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 6, 2005
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Received on Wednesday, 28 September, 2005

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