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Subject: Call for papers--Architectural paint research in building conservation

Call for papers--Architectural paint research in building conservation

From: Tina Reichenbach <tinar>
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2006
Call for Papers
Third International Architectural Paint Research Conference 2008

The Third International Architectural Paint Research Conference is
sending out a call for papers and posters for the January 17-19,
2008 conference to be held in New York City hosted by the Historic
Preservation Department in the School of Architecture at Columbia
University. In addition to paint, we will be including relevant
papers on the architectural use of stains, varnishes, glazes,
gilding, and wallpaper. There will be five sessions covering the
following topics:

    *   Cultural Significance. The examination of finishes as a
        social, economic and cultural component of material culture.
        Papers can address issues such as color taste and history.

    *   Paint Materials. This topic looks at paint materials and
        their development and is a history of technology session.

    *   Health and Safety. This topic encompasses issues related to
        finishes which can include possible alternatives to historic
        finishes that no longer meet health and safety requirements
        or issues that arise in the recreating of historic finishes
        or handcrafted finishes.

    *   Analytical and Instrumental Techniques. Papers should
        examine how various analytical and instrumental techniques
        are used in architectural finish research and standards for
        these techniques.

    *   Practical Applications. Replicating, recreating and
        conserving historic finishes. Papers should address the
        context of the original finish and how the work is
        reproduced or conserved.

All papers that discuss case studies should relate to one of the
topics. Presenters are encouraged to demonstrate how the case study
contributes to the field of architectural paint research by
providing in-depth discussion of what was learned in the course of
the study or project. Presentations are to be no longer than 30
minutes in length.

Abstracts, presentations, and posters must be in English and in Word
or PDF format.

Abstracts for both papers and posters should be 250 to 300 words and
must include the title, the name of the speaker or speakers, the
address of the speaker and any affiliated institution, email address
of the principal presenters and the one page resume for the speaker
or speakers.

Abstracts are due March 1, 2007 and should be sent to

    Mary Jablonski
    Historic Preservation Program
    GSAPP, 1172 Amsterdam Avenue
    400 Avery Hall MC 0358
    Columbia University
    New York, NY 10027
    maj152 [at] columbia__edu

More information is available at <URL:>

Tina Reichenbach
Richbrook Conservation
New York NY

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