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Subject: Call for papers--Conference on conservation of hair

Call for papers--Conference on conservation of hair

From: Louise Bacon <lbacon<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Following the workshop the Horniman Museum is collaborating with the
ICON Ethno group and NatSCA to hold a one day conference

Call for Papers

"The Conservation of Hair"
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ, UK
Thursday 19 June 2014

Hair is used in many shapes and forms from hair embroidery, to
taxidermy, to musical instruments, to headdresses.  This conference
will provide a broad forum for different disciplines to talk about
the conservation of these intriguing museum objects.

Papers are welcome on the conservation of the use of hair from any
period, location or culture.

Abstracts for papers should be submitted by 27 March 2014.  They
must be no more than 250 words and should be sent to Louise Bacon:
lbacon<-a t->horniman< . >ac< . >uk.

Please indicate the name and affiliation of all the authors and
indicate the presenting author in bold letters.  Papers, lasting 20
minutes each, will be selected by a panel of the collaborating
partners from submitted abstracts.  The programme will be announced
in April 2014.

If you wish to register an interest in attending email Louise Bacon
on lbacon<-a t->horniman< . >ac< . >uk< . >This will place you under no obligation,
but will help us to plan the event more effectively.

Conference bookings will open in April 2014 and will cost
approximately UKP60.00 including refreshments and lunch.  Booking
forms for participants will be available on


or from Louise Bacon <lbacon<-a t->horniman< . >ac< . >uk>

For more information please contact

    Louise Bacon
    lbacon<-a t->horniman< . >ac< . >uks


    Emilia Kingham
    Chair ICON Ethno group
    ekingham<-a t->nam< . >ac< . >uk


    Clare Brown
    Chair NatSCA
    clare.brown<-a t->leeds< . >gov< . >uk.

Preceding the conference, a one day workshop on the identification
of hair will take place at the Horniman Museum, London, on 18 June
2014 and will be led by Kerri Allen, forensic scientist.

Dr Louise Bacon
Head Collections Conservation and Care
The Horniman Museum
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ
+44 20 8291 8682
Fax: +44 20 8291 5506

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