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Subject: Call for papers--Conference on joining, repair and consolidation

Call for papers--Conference on joining, repair and consolidation

From: Catherine Higgitt <chiggitt>
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2007
Call for Papers/Registration Open
Conference 2008
"Holding it all together: ancient and modern approaches to joining,
    repair and consolidation"

Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
The British Museum
Great Russell St.
London WC1B 3DG, UK
21-22 February 2008

Fax: +44 20 7323 8276

The aim of this meeting is to bring together conservators,
scientists and curators with an interest in the methods by which
artefacts have been manufactured, repaired (both in antiquity and
modern times) and conserved by joining together a series of
components, using such techniques as gluing, casting, soldering,
luting, etc.

The range of the programme will be broad, covering most materials.
Sessions are hoped to include

    *   ancient and ethnographic examples of manufacture, repair and
        reuse of multi-component artefacts

    *   modern conservation and repair (including topics such as the
        use of consolidants to stabilise friable materials, fills
        and joining methods)

    *   methods for recognising and making potential joins (for
        example for material from excavation or separated fragments
        of sculpture, re-joined either in reality or by virtual

    *   the ethics of revealing/concealing joins and repairs

The meeting will be of interest to conservators, conservation
scientists, museum scientists and curators. It is intended to
publish the conference proceedings (subject to referees' reviews) in
a volume to be produced by Archetype Publications. The conference
will be in English, and will include both oral and poster

The conference fee will be UKP150 (UKP80 students and BM Friends).

This fee will include refreshments (including lunch), an evening
reception, a private view of the major Museum exhibition "The First
Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" and a copy of the conference

We are issuing a call for papers and invite the submission of titles
and/or abstracts for oral and poster presentations. A form is
available at


    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Please also use this form to express interest an in attending the
meeting and to receive further information as it becomes available
(conference registration is now open, and participants can register
using this form).

The deadline for submission of (working) titles is 31 July 2007.

The full abstract need not be submitted until 14 September 2007.

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