Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Conserving Modernity: the Articulation of Innovation Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

Call for Proposals for Presentations
Conserving Modernity: the Articulation of Innovation
9th North American Textile Conservation Conference

San Francisco, California
November 12 – 15, 2013

The ninth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) will focus on topics that concern modern materials. Topics include, but are not limited to:

•Technical descriptions, analyses, and conservation treatments involving modern materials, including new textile technologies applied to fiber-based objects such as contemporary dress, wearable art, fiber art and contemporary fabrics, either in total or in part;

•The ethics of using unstable modern materials in works of art and heritage artifacts and/or respect for the artist’s intention;

•Research into the impact of the environment on these materials and/or the artifacts created from them;

•The synergy between natural/synthetic materials when they coexist in an artifact;

•The use of modern materials, such as adhesives, consolidants and supports in conservation treatments;

•New approaches to “old” treatments and/or dilemmas in conservation.

Conservators, curators, conservation scientists, collection managers, archaeologists, anthropologists and others engaged with these topics are invited to submit proposals for presentations. Collaborations among any of the above professions or with others are encouraged.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the NATCC board. Authors of selected papers and posters will be notified by December 3, 2012. Authors are responsible for rights and permissions to publish photographs and/or graphics.

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