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Subject: Call for papers--Environmental monitoring

Call for papers--Environmental monitoring

From: Rab Jackson <pr258rj>
Date: Monday, February 17, 2003
Environmental Monitoring of our Cultural Heritage:
Sustainable Conservation Solutions
Royal Museum Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
November 13-14, 2003

Call for papers:
    Deadline for abstracts: April 30, 2003
    Deadline for text for final papers: June 30, 2003

The aim of the conference is to explore the key role played by
environmental monitoring in developing sustainable conservation of
historic buildings, structures, contents, finishes and fixtures. The
conference will address the issues of environmental monitoring in
libraries, archives, museums and galleries, historic houses,
castles, abbeys and medieval wall paintings.

A major objective is to examine the relationship between organisms,
materials, environments and our cultural heritage. Particular
emphasis will be laid on understanding environmental monitoring and
control and deterioration to our Museums, Galleries, Archives,
Libraries and Historic Monuments.

The conference will assist in the development of multidisciplinary
sustainable solutions to deal with the problems caused by
deterioration in the built environment and on historical artefacts.

The conference will focus on developing a better knowledge base for
practitioners in conservation. This will be achieved by bringing
together experts in the conservation of a range of different types
of heritage artefact and buildings all of which are susceptible to
the threats posed by biological, chemical and environmental

Key note topics: The programme includes presentations from keynote
speakers, poster presentations, and exhibition, followed by general
discussions. Main topics will include:

    Understanding the Historic and Cultural Environment
    Environmental Monitoring
    Historic Artefacts and Fixtures
    Libraries and Archives
    Instrumentation and Technologies
    Diagnosis and Control
    Non-destructive Inspection
    Conservation Science
    Historic Wall Painting and Frescoes
    Indoor Air Quality and Health
    Museums and Galleries
    Sustainable Conservation Solutions
    Case Studies
    Poster Session

Abstracts not more than 250 words should be submitted by April 30,
2003 with an indication of the preference for oral or poster
presentation. The organising committee reserves the right to
designate papers as oral or poster. Notice of acceptance will be
sent by 30th May 2003.

Abstracts may be sent as printed text, email attachment or on disc

    Dr Jagjit Singh,
    EBS, 30 Kirby Road
    Dunstable LU6 3JH
    jagjitsingh [at] ebssurvey__co__uk

Papers not more than 10,000 to 15,000 words with relevant
photographs and tables should be submitted by 30th June 2003. The
organising committee reserves the right to reject papers if they
were not suitable for publication.

Publication: The conference proceedings will be edited by Dr Jagjit
Singh and Dr Barry Knight. Papers should be submitted by e mail or
on disc with one paper copy to the organising committee.
Instructions for authors can be obtained from the organising
committee on request.

Conference Organising Committee

    Dr Barry Knight, English Heritage
    Ms Linda Kosciewicz-Fleming, Historic Scotland
    Mrs Hazel Von Hof, The National Archives of Scotland
    Mr Rab Jackson, The National Library of Scotland
    Ms Helen Spencer, National Museums of Scotland
    Dr George Leslie, ISBE
    Mr Ingval Maxwell, Historic Scotland
    Dr Jagjit Singh, Environmental Building Solutions Ltd

Telephone number
E-Mail Address
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    Please Invoice

Payment should be made by cheque, crossed and made payable to
Contact Property Training Ltd. All applications will receive a
confirmation letter, map and VAT receipt/invoice.

Substitute delegates may attend at no additional cost. Refunds in
respect of cancellations can only be made if cancellations are
received in writing at least ten days before the event; and will be
subject to a 25% +VAT administrative charge. The organisers reserve
the right to alter the venue, the programme and/or the speakers at
any time and without prior notice, and also reserve the right to
cancel an event, in which case all fees will be refunded.


November 13-14, 2003, Edinburgh
UKP275 + VAT = UKP323.13
(includes: conference attendance, course documentation, lunches and

Conference Organisers

    CPT Events
    54 London St, Reading, RG1 4SQ
    +44 118 959 1590
    Fax: +44 118 957 2476
    enquiries [at] cptevents__co__uk

If you require hotel accommodation, please contact the

    Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board.
    +44 845 2255 121 or
    +44 1506 832 121 (Outside UK)

Mr R Jackson
Head of Preservation
National Library of Scotland
+44 131 226 4531 ext.2405
Fax: +44 131 622 4803

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