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Call for papers--Architectural paint research in building conservation

From: Lisa Nilsen <lisanilsen2003<-at->
Date: Friday, February 8, 2013
Call for papers
The 5th International Architectural Paint Research Conference
"Interdisciplinary Innovation through Baseline Proficiencies"
Stockholm, Sweden
12-15 March 2014

Hosted by the Swedish National Heritage Board

This 5th International Architectural Paint Research Conference draws
on the legacy of the four previous conferences to bring together
members of the growing number of international APR specialists and
the wider conservation community.  It aims to provide a platform for
the interchange of current ideas and knowledge to explore the
potential of this significant discipline in the study and
conservation of architectural heritage.

This conference aims to re-examine three important issues: (1) the
production of a set of standards for APR research, (2) the
relationship between APR practitioners, commissioning clients and
communities, and (3) the communication of research findings and
conservation options to the heritage decision-makers.

(1) APR is enhanced by its interdisciplinary nature--the fusion of
material and documentary evidence to clarify the structural and
decorative development of buildings.  The vitality of the discipline
and its rapid development is due to the fact that practitioners come
from a wide range of backgrounds; architectural conservation, fine
art conservation, decorative painting, paint manufacturers, and
material science.  Previous conferences have discussed the
consequences of the lack of baseline standards for conducting APR

(2) Another important issue is the often problematic relationship
between APR researchers, commissioning bodies and communities
utilizing research findings.  Misunderstanding about the
practicalities and potential of APR (fueled by the absence of agreed
standards) is severely hampering the development of APR.

(3) The recognition of 'multiple values', intangible heritage, and
the empowerment of local communities worldwide to make heritage
decisions, places a new obligation on APR researchers to inform and
educate the decision makers.

Papers and posters are invited from APR practitioners, researchers,
statutory bodies, commissioning clients and end-users of the
research findings.  We seek papers that address the following

    APR Standards

        Reaching an agreement on APR standards, European and other

        Introduction of core minimum competencies in education as
        well as practice (skills, competencies, equipment, report
        templates, protocols)

        Establishing understanding, co-operation, core values and
        common goals amongst professionals


        Relationships between professionals and communities

        Communication and cooperation between involved parties:
        property owners, architects, engineers, painters,
        researchers, technical analysts, heritage agencies, teachers
        and conservators

        Interpretation, presentation and delivery of research

        Community participation activities, user empowerment and
        decision making

        Storytelling:  The biographies of buildings

        Accessibility of research and documentation

        Archiving and evaluation

    Commissioning APR

        Defining 'the research question'

        Access to documentation:  consideration of Disciplinary
        boundary protection mechanisms

        Educating the client and involved parties, promoting

        Impact of tendering and procurement practices:  ensuring the
        quality and information of the context

        Management of research:  use of 'staged research'.

Deadline for Abstract Submissions is 5 March 2013 No more than 500
words.  No images will be required at this stage.

Please send abstracts to kathrin.degerblad<-at->raa<.>se

After peer reviews in March/April, 2013 and June/July, 2013, papers
will be selected.  Notification along with guidance notes for the
full paper will be sent by email before July 30, 2013. Full Texts
will be required by September 17, 2013.  Images are limited to 10
per paper.  After peer review the deadline for final papers will be
December 17, 2013.  Only delivered final papers can be presented at
the conference and will be published.

Further information can be found by visiting


    Pal Anders Stensson
    Swedish National Heritage Board

    Kathrin Hinrichs Degerblad
    Swedish National Heritage Board

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Received on Friday, 8 February, 2013

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