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Subject: Conference on examination of paper

Conference on examination of paper

From: Linda Sutherland <lsutherl>
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 1998
Looking at Paper; Evidence and Interpretation
A Symposium
May 13-16, 1999
Toronto, Canada

The following announcement was submitted to the list last August. We
apologise for the confusion over the e-mail address for submission
of abstracts. The one posted at the bottom of this notice for John
O'Neill is correct. Any interested speakers should contact John
O'Neill with an abstract or intent as soon as possible.

A 4-day conference/workshop program featuring recent art historical
and bibliographic research focussing on the examination of paper.
Topics will include the production, usage and significance of
particular papers and the methodology of paper analysis. Proceedings
will be published.

The first 3 days will consist of lectures with a panel discussion
period at the end of each day. The fourth day will offer a choice of
workshops focussing on the techniques and methodology employed when
gathering paper evidence. These instructional interactive sessions
will be for small groups. There will be 3 different workshops; each
offered twice, morning or afternoon. The focus of these workshops
has not been finalized at this time.

Program: This will be the first comprehensive symposium dealing with
research which features the examination of paper to provide new
documentary evidence for understanding important historic and
contemporary works. Presentations will include specific case studies
and broad ranging surveys of historic and contemporary papers.
Research methodology and analytical techniques may also be the focus
of some presentations. Western papers from the middle ages to the
present, and Oriental papers used in the West will be the principal
focus of the program.

This is a burgeoning field of study of great interest to anyone
working  closely  with paper-based collections.  This symposium will
highlight many significant research findings and will also define,
in didactic workshops, what tools and methodology can be used when
studying and analyzing paper.

International in scope, speakers and participants will represent
many countries and professional backgrounds from paper historians,
conservators, and papermakers, to academics, curators, and
archivists. Advertising and promotion, sponsorship, and editorial
work are being done in Canada, Britain, and the U.S.

Interested speakers will submit abstracts for peer panel review.
Speakers must be presenting unpublished work.

Featured speaker - Peter Bower. Mr. Bower is an internationally
respected paper historian and forensic paper analyst.  He is the
author of 2 books on J.M.W. Turner's use of paper. The second of
these will be published by the Tate Gallery in London coinciding
with an exhibition on the same theme scheduled just prior to the
dates for this conference. Mr. Bower will be speaking and conducting
one of the workshops.

Program Goals:

    To contribute knowledge, skills, and awareness regarding the
    nature and significance of paper supports with cultural,
    historic, or artistic value

    To promote the understanding of the importance of preserving the
    character and integrity of paper objects

    To use conference promotion, publicity, publications, and
    associated programming to raise public awareness of the
    importance of paper in our cultural history

    To use all aspects of the program to promote a greater
    sensitivity and higher regard for the research and preservation
    of paper-based collections internationally

Location: The 3 days of lectures will be held at the Royal Ontario
Museum, Toronto, Ontario.  The workshops will be held at the Art
Gallery of Ontario. Capacity will be 300 at the lecture theatre.

Conference Information:

    Looking at Paper
    Box 956, Station F
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2N9
    Canada

    John Slavin:  905-566-9033

    John O'Neill <John_O'Neill [at] ago__net>
    Fax: 416-204-2692 or 416-979-6670

Linda Sutherland, Conservator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1CO
905-893-0344 ext. 257
Fax: 905-893-2588

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:67
                 Distributed: Friday, February 6, 1998
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Received on Tuesday, 3 February, 1998

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