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Subject: Call for papers--Wood and furniture conservation

Call for papers--Wood and furniture conservation

From: Ron Kievits <ron.kievits>
Date: Friday, June 9, 2006
Call for Papers

The Eighth International Symposium on Wood and Furniture Conservation
organised by Stichting Ebenist

To be held on November 17-18, 2006 at Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, the

The main-topic this year will be: Empire Furniture

The neoclassical designs of the french empire were widely copied
internationally in early 19th-century europe. thanks to the design
books of Percier and Fontaine and Pierre de la Mesangere,
cabinetmakers throughout europe and america were able to keep up
with the newest trends. even though england and america escaped the
napoleonic rule, they also produced their share of neoclassical,
"archaeologically inspired" furniture.

The striking similarity in materials and techniques used at the time
seems to offer a wonderful opportunity to compare conservation
treatments, material studies etc. on an international level.

Topics of interest would be:

    Case studies of restoration/conservation projects.

    Material studies on for instance mahogany, gilt mounts,

    Early 19th-century construction techniques, upholstery methods.

    Art historical and socio-historical research on the products,
    its makers, designers and clients.

Anyone wishing to present a paper is invited to submit a provisional
title and an abstract of approximately 250 words to the address
below, before 15 July 2006.

For more on the organisation, previous programs, publications etc.,
please see <URL:>

    Stichting Ebenist
    PO Box 15902
    1001 NK Amsterdam
    info [at] ebenist__org

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