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Subject: Call for papers--Mounting and Housing Art on Paper

Call for papers--Mounting and Housing Art on Paper

From: Joanna Kosek <jkosek>
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Call for Papers
Mounting and Housing Art on Paper for Storage and Display:
    History, Science and Present-day Practice

This two-day international conference at the British Museum, London,
in spring 2005, will be hosted by the British Museum Department of
Conservation, Documentation and Science in partnership with the
Institute of Paper Conservation. It will aim to bring together for
the first time a wide range of experience and expertise to focus on
the mounting and storage of art on paper.

The conference will explore the following topics:

    *   the history of methods of storage and display in the East
        and West

    *   the science of microenvironments created by mounts and other
        housing systems; issues such as off-gassing, quality of
        materials, anoxic housings, storage in 'suppressed
        environments'

    *   old and modern materials; contemporary research into board
        manufacture and other mounting materials; search for norms
        and establishing standards

    *   mounting and housing solutions for storage and/or display,
        relating to for example:  single sheets; series; problem
        supports such as brittle and degraded paper, parchment, very
        thin papers, 3-d items; problem media such as powdery
        pastels, charcoal, brittle paint; large formats;
        photographic prints on paper; modern art; scrolls;
        historical systems not conforming with modern conservation
        standards

    *   bound collections of prints and drawings: addressing access
        and display

    *   security and retrieval

Lectures will be of 15-20 minute duration. There will also be scope
for short presentations on practical solutions as well as posters
and video presentations.

Contribution proposals (up to 300 words) to be sent by March 1, 2004
(date extended from that published in the Paper Conservation News,
No 107, Sept 2003, p19) to:

    Mounting Conference 2005
    c/o Western Art on Paper Section
    Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
    The British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG
    jrayner [at] thebritishmuseum__ac__uk

Pre-prints of conference papers will be published.

Joanna Kosek
Senior Conservator
Western Art on Paper
Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
+44 20 7323 8348


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