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Subject: Call for papers--AIC Wooden Artifacts Group

Call for papers--AIC Wooden Artifacts Group

From: Jon Brandon <jon<-at->
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Call for papers
AIC Wooden Artifacts Group (WAG)
AIC Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
May 28-31, 2014

The Wooden Artifacts Group of the American Institute for
Conservation invites submissions for papers to be presented at the
AIC Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, May 28-31, 2014.
The theme for the conference is "Conscientious Conservation -
Sustainable Choices in Collection Care," an exploration of how these
two concepts affect the way we practice conservation.  Everyone
should feel encouraged to submit abstracts related to the theme, but
WAG is not limited to this topic and will consider a broad range of
papers that are relevant to wooden artifacts.  A tips session may be
scheduled if a sufficient number of people are willing to share
their experiences.  Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length.
You will be responsible for submitting a written paper for
publication in the WAG Postprints (no later than 8 weeks after the
meeting).  Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 13, 2013.

Some suggestions for topics:

    How do you practice conscientious conservation?  Do you
    incorporate recycling and efficiencies in your practice?

    Are you involved in disaster preparedness or emergency response?

    How are you involved in collection maintenance practices?  Do
    you care for an institutional collection or are you involved
    with privately held collections.

    What challenges do you face when a client's collection is
    endangered by poor housekeeping practices?  How do you educate
    this client? What steps do you take to protect their collection?

    Do you work for many small collections or one large collection;
    does your approach differ with each client?

    How do you conscientiously preserve objects that are in regular
    use, either at a public institution or privately held?

    What ethical trade-offs or compromises are there for objects in

    Have you implemented preventive conservation practices into your

    Do you collaborate with other professionals to care for a
    collection?  Does this always work well--what are your solutions
    or challenges?

Please submit abstracts of 500 words or less for consideration.
Include the title, author's name(s), professional titles,
affiliations, and a bio of no more than 300 words.  In the case of
multiple authors please list all authors and include an email
address for each author.  Indicate on the abstract that it is for
the WAG session.

Please see the full submission guidelines at:


Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 13, 2013.

Submit abstracts directly to:

    Ruth Seyler
    Membership and Meetings Director

Please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions.  WAG
looks forward to your participation.

Jon Brandon
2014 WAG Program Chair
East Point Furniture Conservation
Brunswick, ME 04011

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:3
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-3-005
Received on Thursday, 20 June, 2013

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