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Subject: Call for abstracts--AIC Book and Paper Group

Call for abstracts--AIC Book and Paper Group

From: Fletcher Durant <fletcher.durant<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Book and Paper Group (BPG) of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) seeks abstracts
for the 43rd AIC Annual Meeting in Miami, FL from May 13-16, 2015.

Abstracts for the BPG sessions can be related to the overall 2015
AIC meeting theme, "Practical Philosophy or Making Conservation
Work" or address any other aspect of the conservation of archival
materials, art on paper, bound volumes, manuscripts, or similar
materials.  The BPG sessions will include formal presentations, the
Archives Conservation Discussion Group, the Library Collections
Conservation Discussion Group, the BPG business meeting, and an
evening reception.

For more details Please see the AIC website


The 2015 theme encompasses many areas for exploration during the BPG
session, such as: the impact of future use and curatorial demands on
decision making; the increasing role of preventive conservation; the
effects of budgetary or material limitations on interventions; new
developments in collections care and housing; new treatment
techniques that improve on traditional methods; and the impact of
digitization efforts on conservation activities.  The planning and
decision making process often involves requires compromise between
what we initially envision as ideal to what we eventually
acknowledge as realistic.  But are less-than-satisfactory outcomes
inevitable?  Or can better solutions evolve from necessity?  We
invite submissions that focus on how philosophical principles can be
successfully translated into workable--even superior--practice.

Additionally, because UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International
Year of Light,


the AIC Program Committee is also interested in presentations that
discuss practical solutions that take advantage of optical
technology to examine and preserve cultural heritage.

Abstracts for formal presentations in the BPG session may be
submitted by anyone with an interest or role in conservation,
including current BPG members, other Specialty Group members, and
related professionals. Presentations will be 20-25 minutes in length
with a standard 5-10 minute question-and-answer period.  Please note
that speakers are not compensated and must register for the meeting
(single day registration is available).

How to Submit an Abstract:

BPG will continue to follow the AIC system, which allows authors to
prioritize his or her application to participate in one of the three
session types: All-Attendee (General), Specialty Group, or Poster.
If you would like to submit an abstract to BPG you must identify the
Book and Paper Group session as one of your choices.

Email your abstract in Microsoft Word (*not* as a PDF) to Ruth
Seyler, AIC Membership and Meetings Director, at
rseyler<-a t->conservation-us< . >org.

Please send an abstract of 500 words maximum, along with a bio of
300 words maximum per author to Ruth by Wednesday, September 10,
2014.  In the case of multiple authors, please list all authors and
include an email address for each author.  If you have questions or
would like to discuss an idea for a session, please contact Ruth

Applicants should follow all abstract submission guidelines on the
AIC website:


Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Fletcher Durant
Program Chair, AIC Book and Paper Group
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department
New York University Libraries
70 Washington Square South, LL2
New York, NY 10012

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