Thursday, 27 September 2018

Call for Abstracts: AICCM PSIG-SCC ‘Managing Risks to Collections’ Conference


From https://research.arizona.edu/learn-more/art-conservation

The conference will be held in Melbourne from 18th - 20th February, 2019. 

Abstracts are due on Friday 2nd November, 2018.

The AICCM Preventive SIG (PSIG) and AICCM Sustainable Collections Committee (SCC) in partnership with the Department of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a 3 day symposium focusing on managing risks to collections. Using the Ten Agents of Deterioration as an orienting framework across the twelve sessions, the symposium will explore leading practice in sustainable preventive conservation and risk management tools to prioritise collection care in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific.

The program will bring together an inter-disciplinary mix of scientists, conservators, collection managers, engineers and cultural heritage academics to present technical papers, case studies and theoretical reviews on such areas as museum lighting, pest management, disaster preparedness and environmental guidelines. Particular focus will be given to exploring the theme of dissociation beyond the practical and technical to incorporate loss of personal, social and cultural narratives.

It will incorporate a range of presentation formats including papers, posters, lightning talks and panel discussions. The organising committee now welcomes abstracts of 300 words for papers, lightning talks and posters:

        Paper presentations should be tailored to 20 minutes in length.
        Lightning talks should be tailored to no more than 5 minutes in length with an abstract for publishing.
        Posters will be hard copy and pdf format with abstracts published.

To submit your abstract or for more information about the conference, please refer to the AICCM website. 


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