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Call for papers--AICCM National Conference

From: Kasi Albert <albert.kasi<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Call for papers

"Contexts for Conservation"
AICCM National Conference
The Science Exchange, Adelaide, SA
23-25 October

The 2013 Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural
Materials (AICCM) National Conference will provide the conservation
profession with an opportunity to explore the roles of conservation
and conservators within a variety of wider contexts.  An
interdisciplinary approach will be taken in considering the
activities, ideas and challenges of the conservation profession in
the present and into the future.

The scope will encompass the many varied connections and
relationships conservators encounter in their work, from close
working relationships with curators and collection managers in
cultural institutions, private citizens caring for their own
collections to their much broader involvement with national and
international cultural and heritage issues.  Some of the proposed
contexts include:

    The creators:  working with artists and craftspeople

    The collaborators:  curators, collection managers and the
    cultural organisations

    The places:  heritage places and buildings and the professionals
    who manage them (relationships with heritage organisations)

    The community:  supporting the preservation of cultural identity
    (disaster response, conservation education and local engagement)

    The Government; local and national:  policy and planning for
    culture and heritage (National Cultural Policy)

    The World:  the place of Australia in the international
    profession (especially within the South-east Asian region)

    The frameworks:  philosophy, ethics and ways of contributing to
    cultural thinking

    The digital:  digital conservation and conservation/preservation
    of the digital

    The commercial:  conservation funding and philanthropy

The National Conference will be a forum for showcasing innovation in
the ways in which conservators already work within these larger
frameworks, as well as highlighting the importance of increasingly
flexible, cohesive and contemporary methods of meeting future
challenges of engaging in wider contexts.

Presentations and activities will encompass a broad range of
collaborations and contexts for conservation and will focus on
building partnerships and engaging the profession within a wider
culture and heritage perspective.  Sessions on conservation
research, practice and treatment will also be presented, with an
emphasis on the ways these core activities connect with wider issues
and contexts.

The organising committee now welcomes abstracts (maximum 300 words)
for papers on these themes.  Abstracts will be accepted until Friday
12 April 2013.

To submit an abstract, or for further information, please contact:

    Kasi Albert
    Preventive Conservator
    Artlab Australia
    Mobile: +61 408340894

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