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Call For Papers--Symposium on principles of conservation

From: Alison Richmond <a.richmond<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Call for Papers
Conservation: Principles, dilemmas and uncomfortable truths
Royal Academy of Arts, London
September 24-25, 2009

The Royal Academy of Arts is organizing a two-day symposium
following the publication in Summer 2009 of the book

    Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas and Uncomfortable Truths,
    edited by Alison Richmond and Dr. Alison Bracker.

The symposium seeks to re-examine conservation principles, theories,
and taboos regarding art, artefacts, buildings, monuments and sites,
human remains, natural history, the arts and antiquities markets,
and cultural heritage institutions within the context of the
changing global economic and environmental climate of the early 21st
century. The purpose of the symposium is to bring up-to-date and
diverse thinking to bear on such potential topics as:

    The artist's voice reconsidered
    Principles and the management of resources within a changing
    Conservation ethics, the art market, and/or the antiquities
    Conservation, sustainability, and climate change
    The tangible and the intangible
    Originating communities' rights and involvement reconsidered
    Conservation and open knowledge systems
    How can conservation negotiate spiritual value and significance?
    Conservation values and society

We invite abstracts for papers that cover these and other relevant
themes from a variety of disciplines, periods, and approaches, as
well as specific case studies. The dissemination of selected
symposium contents is likely to be web-based. Please send abstracts
of no more than 500 words by 31 March 2009 to:

    Alison Richmond
    a.richmond<-a t->vam< . >ac< . >uk

    Dr. Alison Bracker
    alison.bracker<-a t->royalacademy< . >org< . >uk

Alison Richmond ACR FIIC
Deputy Head
RCA/V&A Conservation
Conservation Department
Victoria and Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL
+44 20 7942 2093
Fax: +44 20 7942 2092
Mobile: +44 7949 787 701

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