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Subject: Call for papers--ICOM-CC

Call for papers--ICOM-CC

From: Joan Marie Reifsnyder <joanreif<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Call for papers

ICOM-CC session at ICOM General Conference
Rio de Janeiro
August 10-17, 2013

The Committee for Conservation of the International Council of
Museums (ICOM-CC) will hold a one-day lecture session during ICOM's
General Conference in Rio de Janeiro.  Updated information about the
program, registration, and hotels is available on the conference


The theme of ICOM-CC's session is The "value" of conservation in the
twenty-first century

Conservation departments in museums, government ministries, and
universities are everywhere under scrutiny by administrators seeking
to cut costs by reducing, reorganizing, or completely eliminating
them. This session will focus on the value of conservation to
society--how it is perceived and measured and how conservation
professionals can influence the public perception of conservation
through their actions and through better communication.  Papers (up
to 20 minutes) are sought which explore this topic by addressing the
following questions:

    What is the perceived value of conservation to society?

    What effect does the conservation of cultural heritage have on
    society at large?

    What standards or benchmarks can be used to measure the value of
    conservation to society?

    How much are governments/the public willing to spend on the
    conservation of cultural heritage and why?  What can
    conservation professionals do to increase investment in the
    conservation of cultural heritage?

    In what ways can conservation professionals affect the perceived
    value of conservation through communication with our peers
    and/or public outreach?  How can conservation research assist in
    better understanding the value of conservation?

The session will be conducted in English.  The possibility of
simultaneous translation into Portuguese is being investigated.

Museum professionals, including but not limited to those working in
conservation, are invited to submit abstracts of up to 200 words
related to the theme to Joan Reifsnyder, Secretary, ICOM-CC
(secretariat<-at->icom-cc<.>org) by March 15, 2013.  Submissions should
include a title, author(s), institutional affiliation, corresponding
author's email address, and 200-word abstract in English.

A panel consisting of ICOM-CC Chair Lisa Pilosi, Vice-Chair Vinod
Daniel, and Directory Board member Johanna Maria Theile will select
papers for presentation by the author(s) at ICOM-CC's session in
Rio. Authors will be notified by April 30, 2013.  Selected abstracts
will be posted on the ICOM-CC website.

In addition to the lecture session, ICOM-CC is planning visits to
conservation laboratories as well as other activities.  Updated
information about these activities will be posted on the ICOM-CC


Joan Marie Reifsnyder
ICOM-CC Secretariat
Maison de l'Unesco
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris cedex 15
+39 334 730 7713

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