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Call for papers--Aboriginal heritage

From: Carole Dignard <carole_dignard>
Date: Monday, April 10, 2006
Symposium 2007: Preserving Aboriginal Heritage
September 24-28, 2007

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is pleased to announce
that Symposium 2007 Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and
Traditional Approaches will take place in Ottawa on September 24-28,
2007. This international conference will provide an opportunity for
Aboriginal people (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) and conservation
specialists to learn from one another a--in an atmosphere of mutual
respect--about traditional, technical, ethical, and intangible
aspects of the conservation of Aboriginal material culture. An
Advisory Committee comprising members of First Nations, Inuit, and
Metis communities across Canada is providing input and guidance to
the CCI organizing committee.

Symposium 2007 will be a unique venue for sharing concerns and
approaches and for discussing state-of-the-art preservation
practices. People from a variety of backgrounds and experiences will
present their knowledge and expertise. With an eye to the future,
exchanges will also focus on best practices for collaboration and on
ways to enhance the capacity of both the Aboriginal and the museum
communities to care for Aboriginal cultural objects.

Outline of program: The diverse program will include ceremonies
respectful of Aboriginal traditions; oral presentations and papers
(including case studies and reports on best practices); panel
discussions; small discussion groups; tours of museums and
conservation laboratories; hands-on demonstrations; a poster
presentation session; and a trade fair. An optional fifth day will
offer concurrent workshops on the care and preservation of different
types of objects, preventive conservation, and traditional crafts
and technologies. A day trip to an Aboriginal cultural centre is
also being planned. The main sessions will take place at Library and
Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and
will be presented in English or French with simultaneous

Contributors and participants: Symposium 2007 incorporates and
welcomes multiple perspectives, including international viewpoints.
Potential contributors and participants include Aboriginal
individuals involved with heritage objects, staff and volunteers
working in Aboriginal community cultural centres, Elders and
Aboriginal community leaders, community-based and institutional
researchers, academics and students, museum and archival
conservation specialists, private practitioners in conservation,
museum collection managers, and museum directors.

Call for Contributions: We invite contributions such as oral
presentations, technical papers (oral presentations accompanied by
an article to be published in the Symposium Postprints), posters,
hands-on demonstrations, short practical workshops or courses on the
following themes:

    Mutual Learning, Respect, and Ethics
    Working Together
    Technical and Traditional Approaches
    Long-term Impact

Submissions should include a title, 500-word summary, and the type
of contribution being proposed, along with the author's name,
address, and a 1-paragraph biography. Deadline for submissions is
January 15, 2007.

We look forward to a rich and exciting Symposium, and in sharing
these five days with you. Registration will begin in March 2007. For
more information on the Symposium, including details on its major
themes, and for Guidelines on preparing a submission, see

Information on the Symposium is also available by contacting:
symposium_2007 [at] pch__gc__ca . Further details on the Program or Call
for Contributions can be obtained from:

    Carole Dignard
    Program Chair
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M5, Canada
    613-998-3721 ext. 151
    carole_dignard [at] pch__gc__ca

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