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Subject: Call for papers--Marquetry

Call for papers--Marquetry

From: Ulf Brunne <ulfbr>
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2006
First Call for Papers
2nd Scandinavian Symposium on
Furniture Technology and Design: Marquetry - Past and Present

To be held in Vadstena, Sweden, May 10-12, 2007

Since ancient times marquetry has been used to decorate furniture
and interiors. Starting with basic but intricate geometric patterns
in the Middle Ages, the art of marquetry had its peak in the late
18th century when craftsmen like Riesner, Roentgen and Haupt
produced highly elaborate and artistic inlays. Even though the the
art and craft of marquetry has gradually declined ever since the Art
Deco-period we also find a living tradition, not least at Carl
Malmsten Centre of Wood Technology and Design in Stockholm.

Restoration projects confront us with problems where at least part
of the solution is hidden in the actual craft procedure. However,
technical documentation on historic techniques and tools is scarce;
so is research on timbers and other materials involved. A better
understanding of the technical aspects is crucial also for the
development of modern marquetry, not only on selected and exclusive
furniture, but possible applications on industrially produced

The symposium aims to bring together a diverse group of
professionals including art historians, designers, craftsmen,
conservators/restorers and conservation scientists. The ambition is
to cover both historical, theoretical, technical and design-related

Contributions can be either oral presentations, posters or
demonstrations. Paper presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.
Contributions by students or short reports of 5-10 minutes by
professionals on their experience with different methods and
materials would be most welcome. Anyone wishing to present a
contribution is invited to submit a provisional title and an
abstract of approximately 250 words by October 15, 2006.

We would prefer to receive your abstract in electronic format to
ulfbr [at] ikp__liu__se. It may also be sent by post to:

    Ulf Brunne
    Linkopings universitet
    Carl Malmsten CTD
    Renstiernas gata 12
    116 28 Stockholm

Updated information will be posted at

Ulf Brunne
+46 13 28 23 20

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