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Call for papers--CAC Annual Conference

From: Greg Hill <greg.hill<-at->
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Call for Papers: 36th Annual CAC Conference
Canadian Association for Conservation
10-12 June 2010

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property will
be holding its 36th Annual Conference, 10-12 June 2010 in Ottawa,
Ontario. The theme of this year's conference is Sustainability of
the Profession.  We are interested in exploring how the field of
conservation can meet the challenge of creating a more sustainable
workplace and environment. We also invite papers on all aspects of
conservation including the preservation of First Nations'
collections, library and archival material; works of art; objects;
furniture; archaeological materials; conservation science and
digital media, etc. Posters are also welcome.

A special half day session entitled "Should Joe Care? Continuity,
Viability and Advocacy for Conservation" including a panel
discussion of invited professionals will address the issue of
sustainability and continuity of the conservation profession. In the
midst of a dismal economic climate, Joe Public is likely thinking
more about being conservative than about conservation, and the
heritage community is suffering from his/her indifference. Recent
cutbacks to the heritage sector, while abysmal, nevertheless reflect
current attitudes towards priorities.  At this critical juncture it
is clear that it is necessary for our community to examine its own
condition and take action to promote our existence and convince the
public that what we do matters. Not only will marketing, advocacy
and public education be requisite for the future, but the profession
must strive to strengthen itself from within by executing strategies
for continuity and finding ways to make the community increasingly

Abstract submissions should include the following:  the title of the
presentation; the names of all contributors; mailing address,
telephone and Fax: number, e-mail of the contact person and the name
of the presenting author.  Abstracts should be between 300 and 500
words and will be published as part of the conference proceedings.

The deadline for abstracts is 11 December 2009. Send abstracts to:

       Greg Hill, Program Chair
       Canadian Conservation Institute
       1030 Innes Road
       Ottawa, ON  K1A 0M5
       613-998-3721, ext. 132
       Fax: 613-998-4721

Two training workshops will be held in conjunction with the

The Conservation of Feathers: An Introductory Workshop
Three day workshop: 7-9 June, 2010
Instructor: Allyson Rae

    This three day workshop will explore the structure and nature of
    feathers and feathered objects and the causes of their
    deterioration.  Through a combination of theoretical and
    practical sessions, principles and practice for non-interventive
    and basic interventive options will be introduced with a focus
    on soil removal, treatment of distortions and repair techniques.
    Invited speakers will discuss laser cleaning, fading and dying

Identification and Care of Plastics in Museum Collections
Two day workshop: 8-9 June, 2010

    Sue Warren
    Conservator, Canada Science and Technology Museum and

    Scott Williams
    Conservation Scientist, Canadian Conservation Institute

    This workshop is intended for conservators who need to preserve
    plastics in their care. Through lectures, lab work, and guided
    study tours of the museum collection, participants will learn
    the basics of composition, identification, and degradation of
    plastics, with an emphasis on plastics most commonly encountered
    in museum collections and those which are most likely to degrade
    or to damage other objects in the collection (malignant
    plastics). Using a selection of objects subjected to previous
    treatments, discussion will include: passive and active
    conservation strategies including appropriate storage
    conditions, monitoring, cleaning and repair.

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