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Subject: Call for papers--Loaning works of art

Call for papers--Loaning works of art

From: Stefan Simon <s.simon>
Date: Friday, July 14, 2006
Impact of loan traffic on works of art
International Seminar

Rathgen Research Laboratory
National Museums of Berlin
September 4-5, 2006


Deadline: for Abstracts Aug 15, 2006

With museums competing increasingly for visitors, exhibition
projects are growing in number and in dimension. Therefore, more and
more conservators are involved in preparing works of art for
exhibitions and loans, sometimes on a tight schedule.

At the same time, there is a lack of methods and tools that are
easily applicable across different collections for the purpose of
establishing reproducible condition surveys before and after a loan

In recent years some tools have been developed that register single
stress factors such as cumulative light exposure and that allow for
a long-term monitoring of preservation conditions. Significant
progress has also been made in the documentation of surface
topographies, color and texture.

The workshop will bring together experts and decision makers in a
discussion about current approaches to the care of artworks during
loan traffic.

Concept and Themes

The seminar will consist of several invited lectures by
international experts in the field. Major topics that will be
addressed include:

    Recording the condition of artefacts
    The impact of environmental parameters during transport
    The impact of light on artefacts
    Risk management and sustainability of condition data

During the second day of the seminar, round table discussions
focusing on these main topics will provide opportunities for
exchange between the invited lecturers and the workshop

Papers are accepted. Some of them will be selected for oral
presentation, the remaining ones may be presented as posters.

Registration: The registration fee is 100 Euro. The costs include
information materials, assistance to the sessions and coffee breaks.
After August 15, 2006, the registration fee will be 150 Euro.
Registration will be limited to 100 participants.


    Eveline Weilert
    +49 3032674919
    Fax: +49 30 32674912
    e.weilert [at] smb__spk-berlin__de

Language: The presentations will be in English and German. Bilingual
abstracts will be distributed.

Participation: The workshop is open to everyone. The subject matter
is of particular interest to conservators, conservation scientists,
registrars, museum curators and professionals involved in
transporting works of art. A certificate of attendance will be

Organization: The workshop is organized by the Rathgen Research
Laboratory with the National Museums of Berlin.

Organizing committee: Irene Bruckle, Otto Hubacek; Gerd Jendritzki,
Birgit Kantzenbach, Kristina Mosl, Priska Schilling, Stefan Simon

Stefan Simon
Rathgen Forschungslabor - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Schlossstrasse 1A
D - 14059 Berlin
+49 30 3267 4910
Fax: +49 30 3267 4912

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