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Call for papers--Conference on teaching conservation-restoration

From: Karen Borchersen <kab<-at->
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Call for Papers

ENCoRE Conference on Teaching Conservation-Restoration
Liege, Belgium
Mar 26, 2014

ENCoRE, the European Network for Conservation-Restoration Education,
was officially constituted in 1998.  Its aim is to promote research
and education in the field of conservation-restoration of cultural
heritage (ENCoRE Statutes section 2)

Since developing education is one of main goals of ENCoRE, the Board
decided to organize a one day international conference dedicated to
Teaching Conservation-Restoration, prior to the 10th General
Assembly of ENCoRE in March 2014 in Liege (Belgium).  Both meetings
will be hosted by the Ecole Superieure des Arts Saint Luc in Liege,

The conference will be supported by the digital
Conservation-Restoration periodical CeROArt
<URL:> that will enable students to present
relevant research subjects during a poster session.  Please remember
that ENCoRE offers stipends for students from your program to attend
the meetings!

Submission for the poster session will be announced later

The Board genuinely hopes that all ENCoRE members are represented in
Liege, since important issues will be addressed, such as:

    The relevance of 'practice' in conservation- restoration
    education programs

    The effects of the European Qualification

Framework on teaching

    Revision of the statutes and a critical assessment of the

    Research in a European framework considering the Horizon 2020

Education of conservator-restorers has shifted over the decades from
teaching apprentices practice in studios in the classical master /
pupil situation, towards a complex education process on academic
level, reflecting the fundamental changes within the profession.

At present there are numerous types of education for the discipline
of Conservation-Restoration in Europe, showing many similarities but
sometimes also considerable differences.  The advocated student's
mobility on the other hand requires that qualifications can be
recognized mutually, not on the basis of purely formalistic
procedures but in measurable terms of knowledge, skills and
competences, as described in the European Qualification Framework

In order to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and
competences, it is necessary that "an appropriate balance of
integrated theoretical and practical teaching" [Document of Pavia
1997] is achieved.  The Board, as a result of the GA in Valencia,
has been very active drafting a position paper, describing and
defining the term "practice".  It is hoped that this process will
help eliminating misunderstandings caused by the different meanings
of the term "practice", thus facilitating further development of the
field.  Since several programs in Europe are faced with severe
budget and time restrictions jeopardizing the full integration of
theory and practice, this paper also offers a tool individual C-R
programs can use in discussions with their university

The general assembly also will address the ongoing discussion on
linking the European Qualification Framework (EQF) to the existing
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) established for European
Higher Education.  Both systems are based on the same idea, aiming
at creating a possibility to compare results.  Skills, knowledge and
competences are to be translated into a distinct level of
qualification in the case of EQF.  On the other hand, in the ECTS
system results are defined in terms of learning outcomes and not in
terms of content of the teaching contrary to the traditional

The definitions of the agreed "Competences for Access to the
Conservation-Restoration Profession" issued by E.C.C.O. (European
Confederation of Conservator-restorers Organizations') will have to
give the necessary frame for this process.

Themes: The conference Teaching Conservation-Restoration will focus
on a variety of subjects all our members are dealing with preparing
the students for their future profession.  It is intended that the
conference addresses the following themes:

    New developments in pedagogy and didactics

    Teaching methodologies

    Changing programs due to a changing market

    Evaluation of learning outcomes/success

    Requirements for teaching

    Organization of teaching

    Education and training of teachers

    Courses for Continuous Professional Development

    Any other related topics

Venue: The conference will be held on March 26, 2014 at the the
Ecole Superieure des Arts Saint Luc in Liege, Belgium in association
with the Centre Europeen d'Archeometrie de l'Universite de Liege.

Abstracts' submission: All those interested in submitting an
abstract should send a Word file by email to

The deadline for abstract submissions is December 20, 2013


Abstracts should describe original, unpublished work.

Abstracts must be written in *English* and contain the following

    Author(s) full name

    Contact author


    Telephone number

    E-mail address

    Title of the paper

    Key words

    Abstract (maximum 500 words)

Abstracts must be submitted in Word Format.  After the evaluation of
the proposed contributions and the selection of papers the program
will be announced 1, February 2014.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings

We hope to receive interesting papers demonstrating the approaches,
methods, paths and strategies academic teaching may take, dealing in
particular with integrated teaching of practical topics ("practice")
and theory.

You are kindly asked to distribute this call for papers amongst
interested colleagues.

Guidelines for authors:

Name and address of the author/ authors:

Indicate the name of the main author with a * (asterisk).  Postal
address as well as e-mail address is necessary for the contact
between the committee and the author.


English according to the statutes of ENCoRE.


The overall general subject of the article should be stated first,
followed by a more detailed description of the topic in two-part
format of the title of the paper.  For shorter remarks, notes,
reviews etc. one informative title is sufficient.


Prepare the illustrations for either one column width (1000 pixels)
or double column width (2000 pixels) and indicate that in the
caption text.  Photographs may be in formats: .tif, .jpg or .pdf.

Figure and table captions should be listed after the main text
similar to the references.

Tables should be submitted as separate files-formats for tables:
.doc or .xls.

For diagrams the title must be in the caption only and for graphs
the background must be white.

In the final publication the widths of the figures will be either 8
cm or 17 cm.

References: Do not use automatic reference numbering, but refer by
numbers in the main text.  Do not use foot notes, but include
eventually notes with the references at the end of the main text.

Checklist for manuscript submission Abstract as document, containing
title, author(s) name/names with contact info.

Eventually illustrations in the required file format in separate

Karen Borchersen
ENCoRE Secretariat, Conservator-restorer, Students Councillor
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
School of Conservation
Esplanaden 34
DK-1263 Copenhagen K
+45 4170 1916

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:21
                 Distributed: Friday, November 8, 2013
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Received on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013

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