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Subject: Call for papers--AIC Electronic Media Group and Objects Specialty Group

Call for papers--AIC Electronic Media Group and Objects Specialty Group

From: Kate Moomaw <kwm208<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Call for Papers

"Collaboration with Artists in the Preservation of Artistic
    Heritage: Theory and Practice
EMG and OSG Joint session
AIC Annual Meeting
Miami, FL
May 13-16, 2015

The Electronic Media Group (EMG) and Objects Specialty Group (OSG)
of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) join with the
International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art -
North America (INCCA-NA) to call for papers for a special joint
session on the topic of collaboration with artists at the upcoming
AIC Annual Meeting in Miami, FL, May 13-16, 2015.

Recognizing that artists have a stake in the legacy of their work
has shifted conservation practice in recent decades.  Moreover, it
is possible to maintain a critical art historical discourse while
also integrating the voices and opinions of the artists within
preservation strategies for their artworks.  The mission of
organizations like INCCA-NA has been guided by the possibilities of
this shift.  Increasingly, these practices are flourishing at major
museums across the country.

Many conservators are actively seizing opportunities to interview
and otherwise interact with artists.  This session seeks to provide
a venue for novice and experienced practitioners alike, from
conservation and allied preservation-related fields, to share their
outlook on and practice of collaboration with artists and their

Topics to address may include but are not limited to:

    The AIC Annual Meeting theme of "Practical Philosophy or Making
    Conservation Work" What are the practical considerations in
    collaborating with artists?  How does theory translate into
    practice and how does practice inform theory?

    What is the value in collaborating with artists?  How has
    practice supported this?

    Interview tips and techniques.

    Collaboration with artists beyond the interview.

    Case studies.

    Collaboration with artists in the preservation of ephemeral
    materials, obsolete media, and installation art.

    Finding time and resources for an artist interview program.

Email your abstract in Microsoft Word (*not* as a PDF) to

    Ruth Seyler
    AIC Membership and Meetings Director
    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.

Please indicate that you are submitting your abstract for the
"EMG/OSG/INCCA-NA Joint Session".

For more information on the AIC Annual Meeting, please see


Kate Moomaw
EMG Program Chair

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:12
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Received on Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

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