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Call for papers--Conference on the conservation of folk and outsider art

From: Jason Church <jason_church<-a>
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"Divine Disorder: Folk and Outsider Art Conference"
Atlanta and Summerville, Georgia
February 24-26, 2015

This second conference on the conservation of Folk and Outsider Art
will take place on February 24-26, 2015 in the Hill Auditorium of
the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia and Paradise Garden in
Summerville, Georgia.

This conference is focused on highlighting the under appreciated
decorative works of non-traditional artists.  The conservation of
these works is vital to preserving the life story of those artists
outside the main stream art community.  Artists come from all walks
of life and every ethnic background, Folk and Outsider art is many
times strongly patriotic, intensely spiritual, but always deeply
personal.  If not preserved we lose the window into the lives of the
artists and their folk traditions.  The first Divine Disorder was
held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University
in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The Conference will be held February 24-25, 2015 at the High Museum,
Atlanta GA.  The program will feature two days of contributed
papers.  The final day of the conference February 26, 2015 will take
place at Paradise Garden and will feature talks on the Garden as
well as hands-on workshop components.  We are currently soliciting
oral presentations that discuss topics which center on Folk and
Outsider art conservation and preservation. These include
documentation, treatments, applications, future development
directions, and research.

Call for oral presentations: Talks will be 30 minutes in duration,
including questions.  Please submit an abstract of no less than 500
words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain:
presenter's full contact information (name, title, organization,
address, phone, fax, email), and a 100-word biography for the author
and each co-author.  We recommend no more than two presenters per
paper.  Suggested key issues, topics, and concepts of papers may
address include but are not limited to:

    Material Identification
    Material Analysis
    Stabilization and Storage
    Conservation Treatments
    Artists' Treatments and Techniques

Abstract deadline is September 8, 2014.

Email notification of accepted presentations will be sent on
September 22, 2014.  Presentations addressing similar topics will be
combined into sessions.

Abstracts for peer review should be sent to:

    Jason Church
    645 University Parkway
    Natchitoches LA 71457
    jason_church<-a t->contractor< . >nps< . >gov

Submission Guidelines

    All accepted proposals must be presented at the conference by at
    least one author.

    Authors of an accepted presentation must provide an abstract of
    no less than 500 words (not including diagrams, figures, and
    references) for publication in the conference proceedings.

    Presentations given by students are welcomed but not required.

    Submissions whose main purpose is to promote a commercial
    product or service will not be accepted.

For more information please see the conference website:


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Received on Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

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