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Call for papers--AIC Research and Technical Studies

From: Lynn Brostoff <lbrostoff<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Call for Papers

Research and Technical Studies Specialty Group (RATS)
2015 AIC Annual Meeting
AIC Annual Meeting
Miami, Florida
May 13-16, 2015

The Research and Technical Studies Group (RATS) of the American
Institute for Conservation invites submissions for papers to be
presented at the AIC Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, May 13-16,
2015.  The theme for the conference is "Practical Philosophy or
Making Conservation Work."

The focus of the RATS session will be "Uncovering and Understanding
Treatment History." Abstract submissions of original work related to
this theme are encouraged, although RATS will consider papers
otherwise related to cultural heritage science.

Session topics may include:

    The legacy of 20th century treatments.

    Uncovering 19th century and other historical treatment methods.

    Reversibility: theory and practice.

    Significant examples of how scientific theory has or has not
    translated into practice.

    Development of new materials and methods for conservation.

    Development of new analytical techniques as applied to the study
    of cultural heritage collections.

    Investigation into degradation mechanisms, evaluation of
    treatments, and materials research.

    Technical studies of collection materials other than paintings
    (see PSG/RATS call for papers).

Submission Details: Please submit abstracts of 500 words or less for
consideration. Include the title, author's name(s), professional
titles, affiliations, and a bio of no more than 300 words.  In the
case of multiple authors please list all authors and include an
email address for each author, indicating corresponding author.
State on the abstract and in the email subject line that it is for
the RATS session.  Please note that RATS will produce a post-print
of annotated power-points from their sessions.  These annotated
power-points are due by June 30, 2015.

Full submission guidelines are available on the AIC website (under
Annual Meeting, Submit an Abstract)

Deadline for submissions: September 10, 2014.

Submit abstracts directly to:

    Ruth Seyler
    Membership and Meetings Director
    rseyler<-a t->conservation-us< . >org

For questions regarding the RATS session, contact

    Lynn Brostoff
    2014/15 RATS Program Chair
    lbrostoff<-a t->loc< . >gov

or

    Karen Trentelman
    2014/15 RATS Vice Program Chair
    ktrentelmanWhich is found in this domain_getty_edu


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