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Call for papers--Working with the project culture

From: Surinder Bhambra <surinder.bhambra>
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Conservation2004 - Working with the Project Culture

First Announcement and Call for Papers
Conservation 2004
Working with the Project Culture
July 8-9, 2004
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, UK

Organised by the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation

In July 2004 the Institute will host its first general conference
since 1988; an ideal opportunity for fellow professionals to meet
together.  The topic is crucial to our working lives, one on which
we need to pool experiences and ideas for the benefit of the
profession as a whole.

The conference will explore how conservators have responded to the
challenges of current approaches to heritage policy and funding.  So
much conservation is now project-based, whether in-house or
contracted out, affecting private and public sector conservators
alike, small projects as well as large ones, and all disciplines. We
will examine fresh ideas and approaches. Vitally, we will see the
extent to which conservators are and can become more involved in
decision and policy making.

The project culture affects the way we work.  Do we need to be more
flexible?  Could we work better with our colleagues in other
disciplines? Is conservation fully integrated within projects?  Have
the benefits of the new culture outweighed the difficulties?
Importantly, are we taking the opportunities presented for advocacy?

This conference presents an opportunity for the following to share
their ideas and debate the different challenges faced by all who
have this common interest:

    Conservators in the private and public sectors
    Conservation scientists and researchers
    Conservation architects, contractors, surveyors
    Museum and gallery directors, curators, educators, designers
    Project and contract managers
    Archaeologists and archaeological scientists
    Heritage fund raisers and fund managers
    Politicians and policy makers
    All those who are interested in conservation of our heritage

Programme and Publication: The conference will be built around
keynote presentations from high profile speakers including policy
makers, fund holders and architects.  Individual talks will be
invited from those with case studies, experiences and reflections to
recount and time will be set aside to explore, discuss and make
plans.  Talks will be a maximum of 20 minutes.  There will not be a
formal publication, but conference abstracts will be available and
published on the web site.

There will be an opening reception on the Wednesday evening and a
conference dinner on Thursday.  Delegates will have the option to
take tours on the Saturday to see the cultural sites of Liverpool
and Manchester, including splendid new museums such as Libeskind's
Imperial War Museum North.

The UKIC AGM will take place during the conference.

Call for Papers: Proposals are sought in the form of a provisional
title and a 300 word summary of the content, together with the name
of the author and any co-authors or collaborators.  Please send your
proposal by email to conservation2004 [at] ukic__org__uk by 8th July 2003.
Submissions will be considered by the programme committee.  Speakers
will be required to produce pre-conference abstracts and will pay a
reduced fee.

We welcome case histories or broader papers exploring any aspects of
delivering large or small projects within the heritage industry:
your experiences, your perspectives, whether you work as part of a
team or as a manager, in the public or private sector.  Examples of
some of the issues we should like to see addressed include:

    How do the tendering and contracting processes affect

    How does conservation fit in to project designs?  What happens
    when the project finishes?  Is long term conservation and
    collection care included?

    How good are we at team-working?

    How should we change our approach to communication and

    Does project working help training and research?

    Do experiences of working overseas illuminate the theme?

Exhibition: The organisers are considering organising a technical
exhibition in support of the conference. This will be an integral
feature of the event and will provide organisations with the ideal
opportunity to showcase their skills and products to a focussed
audience.  Organisations interested in participating should e-mail
simonpullar [at] dpmedia__co__uk in order to receive further details.

The conference will be held from July 8-9, 2004 in Liverpool,
courtesy of the Conservation Centre, National Museums Liverpool.  It
will be held in the Maritime Museum, on the quayside, with splendid
views across the Mersey, and next to Tate Liverpool.

Conference Organisers
The conference is organised on behalf of the UKIC by

    ICE Conferences
    Institution of Civil Engineers
    One Great George Street
    London SW1P 3AA
    +44 20 7665 2315

If you wish to receive further information about the conference and
to be placed on the priority mailing list please e-mail
conservation2004 [at] ukic__org__uk

For the latest progress and information regarding the conference and
exhibition, please refer to <URL:>

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