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Call for papers--CeROArt

From: Muriel Verbeeck-Boutin <ceroart<-at->
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Call for papers

The previous issue of CeROArt was published last April and is
available at


The website browsing options are available both in English and in
French by choosing the language in the upper right corner of your
screen. Enclosed, you will find a call for contributions (articles)
for our forthcoming issues. We would like to insist specifically on
our wish to encourage scientific communication between restorers and
researchers, as well as PhD graduates and teachers, so that
practitioners of the discipline are able to feed into the dialogue
initiated with art historians, museologists, semiologists. The next
two issues will take a look at the following subjects:

    CeROArt, issue n deg.4
    (October 2009 Deadline August 15, 2009)
    Choice and values: the dilemmas of conservation-restoration

Every intervention (including not intervening) is a choice involving
our responsibility. Yet, whether consciously or unconsciously, we
rely on values--or more exactly a system of values--which we
interconnect according to our wishes. Aesthetic and historical
values borrowed from Brandi have become commonplace, but these
criteria are proving to be less and less suitable (if not
inadequate) for contemporary art or cultural property. Therefore,
the fourth issue of CeROArt offers the opportunity to envisage, in
theory and through practices, values, their possible extension to
other registers (emotional value, social utility, symbolic value,
functionality non-exhaustive list!), the way in which they dictate
our choices and the solutions we find to the dilemmas which they
impose on us. They may even be an opportunity to become aware of our
subjectivities and to raise the sensitive question of the purpose of

    CeROArt, issue n deg.5
    (April 2010 - Deadline February 15, 2010)
    Restoration on the stage and behind the scenes

More than ever, the definition of the "act of restoring" is torn
between art and profession: the restorer's work generates curiosity,
in the same way as a performance, and, nowadays, it is not unusual
to see it staged and presented within the context of a museum or an
exhibition.  We are witness to a spectacularisation of the
profession which is being mediatised, filmed, televised, podcast; it
headlines magazines and programmes with a wide audience base, and
has been accorded a specific type of prestige.  Not only does this
have an impact on the public's idea of the profession, but also on
the works restored.   What are the effects, on the stage and behind
the scenes, of this exhibition of restoration?

If you wish to support our venture, we would thank you to forward
the the link to the magazine to your contacts likely to be
interested. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter and
the magazine via the journal website under the following heading:
"La lettre de CeROArt". CeROArt thanks you for your careful reading
and wishes your participation, as a reader or as an author, in its
editorial project.

Muriel Verbeeck, Ph.D.
Editor - Professor,
ESA Saint-Luc de Liege
31 Boulevard de la Constitution
B-4020 Liege

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