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Subject: Call for papers--Archaeological metal finds

Call for papers--Archaeological metal finds

From: Martin Hopfner <martin.hoepfner>
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Call For Papers
Archaeological Metal Finds - from excavation to exhibition

Conference to be held in Mannheim from October 12-13 2006
Organised by the Archaeological Objects working group in the
    "Verband der Restauratoren" (VDR) and the
    Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums Mannheim

The conference will focus on archaeological metal finds as one of
the most valuable sources of information in archaeology. Metal
finds, often being in a poor condition as well as coming in vast
quantities, represent a great challenge to the conservator/restorer
who has to find appropriate ways of preserving them for future
generations. As methods employed to achieve this are constantly
evolving, it would be worthwhile getting together for a review. The
conference aims to bring together a diverse group of professionals
including  conservators/restorers, excavation technicians,
archaeologists and natural/conservation scientists. The goal is to
establish a stronger link between conservation practice and
archaeometrical investigation.

The subjects are:

    Dealing with metal finds on site
    Intermediate and long-term storage, packaging
    Dealing with vast quantities of finds
    Conservation, chloride extraction
    Restoration, removal of corrosion crusts
    Limits in conservation/restoration
    Composite objects
    Long-term experience with conservation/restoration methods and
        storage systems
    Archaeometric investigation
    Exhibitions, public engagement in conservation

We invite papers which either deal with the theoretical background
or report on practical solutions. Contributions can either be
presented as papers or as posters. Paper presentations should not
exceed 20 minutes. Short presentations of 5-10 minutes are also
welcome. The conference will be held in German and English (no
simultaneous translation planned).

We would like to invite you to contribute to our conference with
your experience and special knowledge. Contributions by students or
short reports by professionals on their experience with different
methods and materials would be most welcome.

Please send your abstract of c. 250 words together with your details
and a brief outline of your professional background by 9 April 2006
to:

    VDR - Archaeological Objects working group
    Martin Hoepfner
    Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg
    Schlossplatz 4
    D - 63739 Aschaffenburg (Germany)
    +49 6021 4511720
    Fax: +49 6021 4535000
    martinhoepfner [at] gmx__de

See also: Call for Papers and registration form for papers and
posters <URL:http://www.restauratoren.de>

Martin Hopfner
Restaurator fur archaologisches Kulturgut
Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg
City Museums Aschaffenburg
Schlossplatz 4
63739 Aschaffenburg
Deutschland / Germany
+49 6021 4511720
Fax: +49 6021 4535000


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