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Call for papers--Symposium on in situ technical imaging for art and archaeology

From: Giovanni Verri <giovanniverri<-at->
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009
In situ technical imaging for art and archaeology: a symposium in
    conservation science
The British Museum
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
London UK
Thursday 15 July 2010

Admission free, booking required

Announcement and call for contributions
Deadline 30 November 2009

Imaging techniques play an increasingly important role in the study,
preservation and documentation of art and archaeology. They provide
spatial information, are non-contact and non-invasive and can often
be used in situ, a significant consideration when examining large or
immovable objects. Imaging techniques can map the distribution of
original or added materials, reveal the condition of objects and
provide a record for future reference. Imaging can also inform
sampling strategies and, when sampling is impossible, can be crucial
in the characterization of materials. The Department of Conservation
and Scientific Research at the British Museum, with support from The
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is hosting this symposium to discuss
current practice and developing technologies for technical imaging
in situ using portable equipment. Recent technical developments in
the field will be discussed, together with the application of
imaging techniques to specific case studies.

The meeting will be of interest to museum scientists, conservation
scientists, conservators and curators. The symposium will be
conducted in English, and will include both oral and poster

Call for contributions: Abstracts for oral and poster contributions
are invited on:

    Development of novel portable imaging techniques
    Advance in existing portable imaging techniques
    Photo-induced luminescence techniques
    Image processing for data interpretation
    Application of imaging techniques to case studies

Abstracts should include:

    Full title of paper or poster
    Full name(s), postal address(es) and email address(es) of the
    A summary of the contribution in no more than 300 words
    Whether it is intended for oral or poster presentation

Please send abstracts to

    Dr Giovanni Verri

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 November 2009.
Potential authors will be informed if their contribution has been
accepted by 31 January 2010.

Booking will open in late 2009. To register interest in the event
and to be added to the mailing list, please email

Giovanni Verri

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