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The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has a committee on conservation (CC), which has a large number of working groups on every aspect of conservation. The working groups of most interest to conservators and preservation people in libraries and archives are the ones on "Graphic Documents" and "Photographic Documents." These two are having a joint interim meeting, as the working groups often do, in addition to the main conferences that are attended by all the committees.
One day of the joint interim meeting which is to be held from April 20-22 in Ludwigsburg (FRG) is dedicated to the memory of Klaus B. Hendriks, who served as assistant coordinator for both working groups in the past. The symposium is being organized by the working group coordinators Bertrand Lavédrine (Photographic Documents) and Gerhard Banik (Graphic Documents). The meeting is being hosted by the Institute for the Preservation of Archival and Library Materials in Ludwigsburg and the Advanced Training Program "Restoration and Conservation of Graphic Art, Archival and Library Materials" at the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart.
Leading international experts [i.e., the speakers at the interim meeting of the two working groups] will present latest results of their research in restoration in a condensed series of lectures, most of which will be given in English, some in French. Only 15 minutes has been allowed for most papers on the first and third days, so these papers must be the "condensed series of lectures" referred to in the information sheets. Papers given on the second day, the day of the "scientific memorial convention" dedicated to Klaus Hendriks, are allotted 25 minutes each.
Some of the papers for the first and third days are:
John Havermans - The Accelerated Photooxidation of Deacidified Papers
Manfred Anders et al. - Plasma Treatment--An Increasing Technology for Restoration and Conservation
Andrea Pataki & J. Wouters - Staining of Reconstituted Parchment
Bernard Guineau - Alterations of Colours in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
Natalia Rebrikova - Some Considerations on the Nature of Foxing and its Proximity to Irongall-ink Corrosion
Anne Cartier Bresson - Etablissement d'un vocabulaire technique de la photographie
Nora Kennedy - Treatment of Humidity and Mold Damaged Photographs
Lyzanne Gann - The Conservation of the Gandara Album, a Tribute to Klaus Hendriks
Rudolf Gschwind - Numériser pour conserver: une solution pour l'archivage à long terme des collections photographiques
Bertrand Lavédrine & M. Gillet - Light Stability of Ink Jet Printing
Thi Phuong Nguyen & B. Lavédrine - Behavior of Photographic Gelatine in a Polluted Environment
Some but not all of the second day's program is scientific. As might be expected on such a memorial day, some of the contributions are historical and personal:
Debbie Hess Norris - Contribution of Klaus B. Hendriks to the Field of Photographic Conservation
Grant Romer - Research and training
Françoise Flieder - Some Thoughts about my Collaboration with Klaus
Jan Wouters and V. Sizaire - Conservation of the "Archives of the Deportation of the Jews of Belgium"
Gerhard Banik - Ageing of Paper--Klaus B. Hendriks' Point of View
Jasper Stub Johnson - Canoeing with Klaus
Mogens Koch - Sharing a Passion: Photography
Elizabeth Martin - My First Contact with Klaus
Nora Kennedy - Practical Application of Klaus B. Hendriks' Researches
Brian Thurgood - Fundamentals of Photograph Conservation - Experience in Writing a Book with Klaus
Joe Iraci & P. Bégin - From Silver Grains to Cellulosic Fibre
Judith Hofenk de Graaff - Experimental Measurements of Paper with the Chemilume Analyzer (Chemiluminescence)
Doug Nishimura - Carbohydrate Chemistry and Maple Syrup
Geneviève Samson-Hendriks - Closing Words
Information about the ICOM Committee for Conservation and how to join it is on the Web at http://www.natmus.min.dk/cons/icom_cc/index/organiz/membersh.htm.
ICOM-CC and all its working groups will meet next year in late August and early September (see Events section).
A report by Elissa O'Loughlin of an earlier interim meeting of the Graphic Documents working group was published in the June 1995 Paper Conservation News.