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Call for papers--Technology and conservation of modern materials in design

From: Tim Bechthold <bechthold<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Call for Papers
Future Talks 013.

Lectures and Workshops on Technology and Conservation of Modern
Materials in Design
October 23-25, 2013

The Conservation Department, Die Neue Sammlung--The International
Design Museum Munich--is pleased to announce its third edition of
the Future Talks conference series:

Future Talks 013.

Lectures and Workshops on Technology and Conservation of Modern
Materials in Design, to be held at the Pinakothek der Moderne in
Munich, Germany.

After an overwhelming response to our last two FUTURE TALKS
conferences (FT009, FT011)


we are looking forward to another extensive three-day-congress on
international research projects and case studies on active
conservation treatments and technology of modern materials in

This time one entire day is dedicated to a number of exciting
workshops, closely connected to everything you'd always wanted to
learn about plastics conservation but never dared to ask: Surveying
and assessment, identification, surface modifications, cleaning,
additions, retouching, procedures and preparation of test series,
manufacture of small plastic batches for test series, surface
treatment, occupational safety etcetera.

The conference and associated publication will be in English.

There will also be social events and opportunities to visit local
conservation studios, research labs, plastic producers and design

The detailed conference program and further information about fees
and registration will be posted at the end of April 2013.

Organizer: The Conservation Department of Die Neue Sammlung, The
International Design Museum Munich


Die Neue Sammlung houses one of the world's largest and most
important collections of industrial design. The large number of
objects reflects the technologies and materials developed in the
course of the 20th and 21st century, attesting in particular to the
use of plastics. However, unlike most traditional materials these
are subject to a dynamic aging process and after only a short time
often already bear irreversible traces of their age. Corresponding
types of damage can hardly be reconciled with the respective
designer's original intentions and are often problematic in terms of
conservation. The Conservation Department of Die Neue Sammlung has
for years focused on the conservation of degraded modern materials.
Both knowledge and network expanded to the FUTURE TALKS, an
international platform, initiating an intensive and profound
discourse on practical conservation treatments of modern materials.


Papers outlining recent advances in this field, addressing
technology, design and production processes of modern materials, new
and innovative treatment methods for degrading plastics are welcome
including current research and ongoing projects where final results
have not necessarily been obtained.

We all know that the conservation of modern materials is not only
limited to design objects, presentations of conservation projects on
modern/contemporary works of art are welcome, too.

How to apply? There are two ways to get involved, by either
presenting a formal paper or submitting a poster. Preference for
oral presentation will be given to papers dealing with current
research. An abstract needs to be submitted for both options and
should include:

    The full title of the paper
    Full names, postal addresses and e-mail address of the contact
    A summary of the paper (between 300 and 500 words)
    Graphs, pictures, tables or references should not be included

Papers for the conference should be tailored to a 25-minute
presentation time frame

All works submitted must be original and not have been published
elsewhere. The language of the symposium and proceedings will be in
English. We kindly request that all submissions to be proof--read by
a native English speaker.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 31, 2013.
A selection committee will review the abstracts and notify authors
by April 15, 2013.

The presentations (lectures / posters) will be published in the form
of postprints. Authors will be required to submit a final paper to
the organizers at the conference. The papers will be subject to a
peer review and editing process. Participation from students and
professionals from allied fields is highly encouraged.

Abstracts should be sent to:

    Tim Bechthold [Dipl.Rest.Univ.]
    Head of Conservation
    The International Design Museum Munich
    Die Neue Sammlung

If you would like to discuss a proposed paper before submitting an
abstract or would like further information please contact us.

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