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Call for papers--Aboriginal heritage

From: Carole Dignard <carole_dignard>
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006
Call for contributions
Symposium 2007
Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches
Ottawa, Canada
September 24-28, 2007



Deadline: January 15, 2007

Contributions are currently invited on the following themes:

       Mutual Learning, Respect, and Ethics

       Working Together

       Technical and Traditional Approaches

       Long-term Impact

       New: Pesticides. Session co-hosted by the ICOM-CC Working
       Group on Ethnographic Collections

            Pesticide residues on cultural objects is a major
            concern for museum collections around the world. The
            problem is especially critical for Native objects since
            Natives may wish to consult, handle or use these
            collections. Contributions are invited on 1) research in
            pesticide identification and removal; 2) developments in
            the assessment of health risks; and 3) methods or
            protocols for handling or use of contaminated objects.

Submissions should include a title, 500-word summary, and the type
of contribution being proposed, along with the author?s name,
address, e-mail address and a 1-paragraph biography.

For submission guidelines and selection criteria see
<URL:>, or contact:
symposium_2007 [at] pch__gc__ca

Enquiries on the Program or the Call for Contributions, can be
addressed to:

    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

Invited Speakers

          Stephen J. Augustine
          Hereditary Chief on the Mi'kmaq Grand Council and Curator
          of Ethnology for Eastern Maritimes, Canadian Museum of
          Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

          Mariano Aupilardjuk
          Inuit Elder from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

          Dr. Miriam Clavir
          Research Associate, University of British Columbia Msuseum
          of Anthropology, Vancouver, B.C. and Adjunct Lecturer,
          Graduate Program in Museology, University of Washington,
          Seattle, USA

          Charles Costain
          Associate Director General and Director of Conservation
          and Scientific Services, Canadian Conservation Institute,
          Ottawa, Ontario

          Gloria Cranmer Webster
          Former Director, U'Mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, B.C.

          Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette
          Professor, Art History Department, Concordia University,
          Montreal, Quebec

          Tom Hill
          Museum Director Emeritus, Woodlands Cultural Centre,
          Brantford, Ontario

          Dr. Raoul MacKay
          Executive Producer, First Voice Multimedia Inc., Winnipeg,

          Dr. Gerald McMaster
          Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto,

          John Moses
          Conservator, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau,

          Winnie Niviuvaarjuk Owingayak
          Inuit Elder and Manager, Baker Lake Inuit Heritage Centre,
          Baker Lake, Nunavut

          Gilbert W. Whiteduck
          Senior Education Advisor for the First Nations Education
          Council, Maniwaki, Quebec

Speaker biographies are posted at:


Symposium 2007 Partners:

    Library and Archives Canada

    Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Education Centre

    Canadian Museum of Civlization

    National Gallery of Canada

    Parks Canada

    Carleton University Art Gallery

    ICOM-CC Working Group on Ethnographic Collections

    First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres

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    email. There should be no newline.

Trade Show: Symposium 2007 will include a small trade show of
services directed to the preservation of Aboriginal heritage.
Further information on this unique exhibiting opportunity will be
placed on the Symposium Web site as it becomes available. If you are
interested in exhibiting at the trade show and/or would like to
reserve a booth space, please contact:

    Shanna Stevens
    Chair, Marketing and
    Promotions, Canadian Conservation Institute
    613-998-3721 ext. 278
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    shanna_stevens [at] pch__gc__ca

Symposium 2007 will be a unique opportunity for Aboriginal people
and conservation specialists to learn from one another, in an
atmosphere of mutual respect, about traditional, technical, ethical,
and intangible aspects of the conservation of Aboriginal material
culture. We look forward to a rich and exciting Symposium, and in
sharing these five days with you.

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