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Call for papers--CRAC Technical Meeting

From: Agnes Gall-Ortlik <gallortlik<-at->
Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Call for papers
"Architectural Conservation: A Team Work:
14th Reunio Tecnica
Professional Association of Conservadors-Restoradors Associats de
    Catalunya (CRAC)
Museu Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona
3-4 November 2014

The Professional Association of Conservadors-Restoradors Associats
de Catalunya (CRAC) announces its 14th Reunio Tecnica in Barcelona.
The CRAC was created in 2013 through the merger of two previous
Catalan conservator's associations, ARCC and Grup Tecnic. This
international conference represents a continuation of the biennial
Reunio Tecnica previously organised by Grup Tecnic, and held since
2006 at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

The theme of this 14th Professional Meeting, Architectural
Conservation, a Team Work, aims to follow the line of the previous
meeting, which raised interdisciplinary issues in conservation.

Architectural conservation is a procedure whose objective is to
extend the life of architectural material and highlight its
historical value and its conceptual integrity. It is an
interdisciplinary work in which architects, engineers, builders,
craftsmen, historians, curators, scientists and conservators have to
have a dialogue. Collaboration between professionals from different
backgrounds, sharing their knowledge and experience, should be a
fundamental aspect in this field so as to achieve the main goal: the
preservation of the monument as a cultural asset. Working together
to achieve the necessary cooperation should not be so complicated
but rather be enriching and effective.

Around the interventions to the architectural heritage that we see
are a series of questions related to the definition of our skills
and responsibilities as conservators. What is and what should be our
role in architectural interventions? What should be our training?
Should we all follow the same line of professional ethics? What is
the legal framework that governs us? Can budget cuts justify
replacing our contribution, conservation without conservators? How
can we improve the dialogue between members of the team?

The CRAC invites you to explore and debate issues that bring into
relief the relationships and the interactions between the different
participants in architectural conservation. We feel the need to
unify the languages we use and to consider a protocol for
interventions in which everyone feels represented. We encourage
professionals from all specialities to share their experiences in
this new edition of the Technical Meeting.

Abstracts: Professionals interested in submitting a paper should
send by e-mail a summary of 500 words at the most, according to the
model on our website?


Abstracts are accepted until October 31, 2013. The Scientific
committee will notify the authors of the acceptance or not of their
proposals on November 30, 2013. The full text will be sent not after
February 28 of 2013, to be published as preprints.

Agnes Gall Ortlik
Conservadors-Restauradors Associats de Catalunya (CRAC)

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