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Subject: Call for papers--Wet organic archaeological materials

Call for papers--Wet organic archaeological materials

From: Stephan Brather <stephan.brather<-a>
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008
Call for Papers

We invite you to give a paper or poster at the conference:

    Conservation of wet organic archaeological materials
    Fachhochschule Brandenburg
    Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, Audimax
    11-13 September 2008

Organized by:

    Working group on archaeological materials at the Verband der
    Restauratoren in Deutschland e.V. (VDR)


    Brandenburgisches Landesamt fur Denkmalpflege und
    Archaologisches Landesmuseum

The number of archaeological excavations is still high and often
larger amounts of wet organic materials are found. The aim of the
conference is to give conservators, archaeologists, taxidermists and
scientists dealing with such finds the opportunity to discuss recent
developments in conservation of wet organic archaeological

The main topics are:

    Recovery and first aid on excavations
    Storage after excavation and before conservation
    Reburial and monitoring
    Handling of large quantities of finds
    Use of biocides
    Conservation methods
    Conservation of individual objects, composite and issues
    concerning their display
    Environmental conditions for storage and display

It is intended to visit the recently opened Archaologisches
Landesmuseum and the Brandenburgischen Landesamte fur Denkmalpflege
with the Conservation laboratory for waterlogged materials in

The congress languages will be German and English. If you wish to
give a presentation or poster please send us an abstract of about
250 words by 31 March 2008 (20 minutes presentation followed by 10
minutes for discussion). Please download the registration form from:


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    Martin Hopfner
    Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg
    Schlossplatz 4
    D-63739 Aschaffenburg
    +49 6021 4511720
    Fax: +49 6021 4535000
    martin.hoepfner<-a t->aschaffenburg< . >de

    Stephan Brather
    Brandenburgisches Landesamt fur Denkmalpflege und Archaologisches
    Wunsdorfer Platz 4-5
    D-15806 Wunsdorf
    +49 33702 71830
    Fax: +49 33702 71831
    stephan.brather<-a t->bldam-brandenburg< . >de

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