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CAC Annual Conference and Workshops

From: Mauray K. Toutloff <toutloff<-at->
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
35th Annual CAC/ACCR Conference
Canadian Association for Conservation /
Association canadienne pour la conservation et la restauration
Vancouver British Columbia

The 35th Annual CAC/ACCR conference will be held from May 29-31 2009
at the University of British Columbia, Robson Square in beautiful
downtown Vancouver.

As well as presentations on current Conservation Research and
Treatment, conference papers will include discussions on a number of
wide-ranging topics including Sustainability in Conservation; The
Changing Face of Conservation; and Conservation and First Nations'
Material Culture. The Vancouver contingent is also pleased to offer
three informative and diverse workshops in conjunction with the 35th
Annual Conference:

    Digital Documentation for Conservators
    Location: The Vancouver Art Gallery
    2-Day Workshop
    Wednesday and Thursday May 27-28, 2009

        Participants will learn the best standards for how to create
        accurate digital images, produce reliable presentation
        materials, and protect the integrity of their digital files
        for the long-term. Key issues to be discussed are: workflow,
        equipment, studio set-up and imaging software.

        Instructor: Jessica Bushey is currently the Head of
        Digitization at the Museum of Anthropology, a partner in
        CaJe Creative Group, a photography and design studio based
        in Vancouver, and an instructor in the Continuing Studies
        Department at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her
        research interests focus on born-digital images as reliable
        and authentic records.

    Making Museum Mounts
    Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology
    1-Day workshop offered twice:
    Wed. May 27, 2009 and Thur. May 28, 2009

        The participants will workshop their own mount design
        solutions guided by the overriding principals of: zero
        impact, stability and simplicity. Techniques of measuring,
        patterning and artefact handling for mounting will be
        practiced. There will be practical exercises in metals
        manipulation, soldering and welding, as well as polymer
        shaping and finishing techniques.

        Instructor: Carl Schlichting has practiced ethnological,
        historical and industrial collections conservation for 20
        years across Canada. For the past ten years he has
        freelanced as a mount maker for art and artefacts. Carl's
        practice includes his involvement in the development of
        mount making training and publications for CCI.

    The Maiwa Natural Dye Workshop
    Location: Maiwa East, 1310 Odlum Drive
    A 2-day workshop
    Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2, 2009

        Participants will complete several natural dye projects and
        will obtain a good technical understanding of the mordanting
        process. The varied uses of ancient natural dyes such as
        indigo, cochineal, madder, and fustic will be explored. A
        full spectrum of more than 60 rich earth colours, dyed in
        class, will form a take away source book for each student.

        Instructor: Charllotte Kwon is the owner of Maiwa Handprints
        Ltd., Director of the Maiwa Foundation, author, and
        documentary filmmaker. A highly energized and dynamic
        presence, Charllotte travels to India three times each year
        with additional trips to other countries to supplement her
        ongoing natural dye and textile research.

Please join us for 35th Annual CAC/ACCR Conference Banquet at Floata
Seafood Restaurant, the largest Chinese restaurant in Canada,
located in the heart of Vancouver's historic Chinatown. The
pre-conference reception will be held at the recently inaugurated
Bill Reid Gallery across from the Vancouver Art Gallery in Downtown
Vancouver. We will also be hosting a pre-workshop reception at the
historic Marine Building which is considered one of the world's
great masterpieces of Art Deco Architecture.

CAC members will receive a postcard in the mail as a registration
reminder. For further information please see


contact Mauray Toutloff <toutloff<-at->interchange<.>ubc<.>ca>

During the conference we will be having a Silent Auction. Please
help make this a successful fundraiser for CAC. Consider donating
one of your own artistic creations, crafts or publications;
requesting a donation from your institution; or bringing something
practical or surprising.

We look forward to seeing you in May,

Mauray Toutloff
UBC Museum of Anthropology
6393 Northwest Marine Drive
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z2
Fax: 604-827-2947

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