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Call for papers--Conference on conservation of sculpture parks"

From: Sagita Mirjam Sunara <sagita.sunara<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Call for Papers

"SPark: Conservation of sculpture parks"
International Conference
Sisak, Croatia
September 14-16, 2015

Arts Academy of the University of Split (Croatia), Museum of
Contemporary Art in Zagreb (Croatia) and Cologne Institute of
Conservation Sciences (Germany) are organizing an international
conference on conservation of sculpture parks on September 14-16,
2015 in Sisak, Croatia.

Conservation of outdoor sculpture collections poses many challenges.
Sculptures are executed in a wide array of materials, ranging from
metal and stone to cement and plastics.  Harsh and varied outdoor
conditions accelerate the degradation of materials and reduce their
lifetime.  How can the original appearance of a sculpture be
determined?  How can the life and appearance of outdoor sculpture
collections be extended?  Which of the changes that the sculptures
undergo are culturally valued, and which are seen as damage?  How is
a sculpture collection that is spread over an extremely large area
managed?  What is the relation between outdoor sculptures and their
ever-changing natural or built environment?

This conference aims to address all aspects connected to
conservation of outdoor sculpture collections, from technical
questions on how to carry out the treatments to collection
administration/management.  Possible themes include, but are not
limited to:

   Terminology (critical review of categories and terms that are
   used to describe outdoor sculpture display: sculpture park,
   sculpture walk, sculptural landscape etc.)

   Planning (collections curation, acquisition of sculptures,
   landscape planning)

   Administration

   Documentation and mapping

   Maintenance plans (surveying and assessment, periodic cleaning,
   protective coatings)

   Deterioration mechanisms

   Conservation treatments (development of conservation strategies,
   analysis of materials, treatment execution, application of new
   materials and methods)

   Preventive conservation (community involvement, landscaping,
   relocation)

Abstract submission: If you have an interesting subject that
connects to a topic of the conference, please consider submitting an
abstract, up to 500 words, for oral presentation.  Include the
proposal title, full name and institutional affiliation of
author(s), email address for the corresponding author and his or her
bio of no more than 300 words.  Please send abstracts to
spark.conference.sisak<-a t->gmail< . >com

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015.

Submissions will be evaluated by the scientific committee and
successful proponents notified by March 15, 2015.  Authors of
accepted proposals will be required to submit a full paper for
presentation.  The papers will be reviewed in a double-blind peer
review process and published electronically in an edited
post-conference publication under an ISBN.  Conference organizers
will make every effort to publish the proceedings in a book form.

Language: The official language of the conference is English.

Important notice: If the abstract does not provide a clear enough
summary of the proposed paper, the author can be asked to submit an
extended abstract.

Please make sure that your document is spell checked and proofread
before submission, as the accepted abstracts will be published in
the Conference Abstract Book.  Non-English speakers should ensure
that they have the manuscript proof read by a native speaker.

Dates to remember:

    Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2015
    Notification of outcome: March 15, 2015
    Deadline for full paper: July 1, 2015
    Conference: September 14-16, 2015

The three-day conference will provide opportunities for attendees to
take part in practical and theoretical workshops, and will include
tours of sculpture parks in Sisak and Zagreb.  The detailed
conference program and further information about fees and
registration will be posted at the end of March 2015.

Organizing Committee

    Sagita Mirjam Sunara
    Arts Academy, University of Split, Croatia

    Mirta Pavic, MA
    Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia

    Friederike Waentig, Ph.D
    Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, University of
    Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany

International Scientific Committee (in alphabetical order)

    Claudia Bortolussi, Ph.D
    Siltea srl, Italy

    Mirta Pavic, MA
    Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia

    Rachel Rivenc, Ph.D
    Getty Conservation Institute, USA

    Sagita Mirjam Sunara
    Arts Academy, University of Split, Croatia

    Andrew Thorn
    Artcare, Australia

    Friederike Waentig, Ph.D
    Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, University of
    Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany

Local Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order)

    Vlatko Caksiran, M.Sc.
    City Museum Sisak, Croatia

    Natalija Dolic, Ph.D
    Faculty of Metallurgy, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    Ivana Miletic Caksiran
    Conservation Department Sisak, Ministry of Culture of the
    Republic of Croatia, Croatia

    Mirta Pavic, MA
    Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia

    Sagita Mirjam Sunara
    Arts Academy, University of Split, Croatia Alma Trauber, City
    Gallery Striegl, Croatia

Why Sisak? The City of Sisak has been chosen as the location for the
conference because of its unique sculpture park, which consists of
thirty-eight public sculptures created between 1971 and 1990 by
prominent ex-Yugoslav sculptors who participated in the Art Colony
Zeljezara Sisak" (Sisak Ironworks). Equally important is the fact
that 2015 is designated as European Industrial and Technical
Heritage Year, and Sisak Sculpture Park is an important part of
Croatia's industrial patrimony.

Sisak is well connected to Croatia's capital, Zagreb.  Regular bus
service connects Zagreb International Airport to the Zagreb Central
Bus Station.  From there, buses drive to Sisak every hour.  The
distance between the two cities is 60 km.

Contact (general, abstract submission):
spark.conference.sisak<-a t->gmail< . >com

For more details please visit

    <URL:http://www.umas.hr/novosti/spark-conference>


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