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WAAC Annual Meeting

From: Walter Henry <consdist-request>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003
The Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC) Annual Meeting
Honolulu Academy of Arts
October 9-11, 2003

WAAC, the Western Association for Art Conservation, is a nonprofit
membership organization for professional conservators. WAAC was
founded in 1975 to bring together conservators practicing in the
western United States to exchange ideas, information and news.
Although WAAC is specifically a regional organization for the
western states including Alaska and Hawaii, any individual or
institution may become a member regardless of location or national
boundary. WAAC members can come from all over the world.

Typically, each meeting has about one hundred attendees and consists
of two and one half days of papers twenty to thirty minutes in
length. WAAC is informal in nature with an emphasis on information
sharing and collegiality. This comes from a historical situation in
which conservation professionals working in the West were widely
scattered, few in number and worked in an environment which did not
have the museum and research infrastructure enjoyed by conservators
in the Mid-Atlantic states or New England. While in 2003 this is no
longer the case, WAAC maintains its early spirit of mutual
assistance and cooperation.

This year the Western Association for Art Conservation annual
meeting will be held in the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu
Academy of Arts from October 9-11, 2003. The Annual Meeting will
begin at 9 am on the 9th and will end on the 11th at noon. A tour of
the Kalaupapa Peninsula and an optional closing event will take
place on Monday the 13th. This is not the first WAAC meeting in
Hawai'i or the first one held at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. In
October of 1989 the WAAC meeting was held at the Academy. This year
the first day of the meeting, October 9th and the morning of October
10th, will focus on talks giving an overview of conservation
concerns in the Hawaiian Islands covering archaeological sites,
museum and library collections and the preservation of Hawaii's
architectural heritage. The following two days will also feature
talks on conserving Pacific-Asian heritage and talks by WAAC members
on a variety of other conservation topics.

For further information see
<URL:> or contact WAAC President
Mitchell Hearns Bishop <mbishop [at] getty__edu>.

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