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Subject: Call for papers--Conference on paper conservation

Call for papers--Conference on paper conservation

From: Vaibhav Chauhan <leo_vaibhav>
Date: Monday, April 2, 2007
International Conference on
"Conservation of Paper Manuscripts and Documents"
New Delhi, India, 18-21 February, 2008

Theme: New Directions in Conservation of Paper Manuscripts and
Documents

In preparation for the upcoming International Conference on the
topic "New Directions in Conservation of Paper Manuscripts and
Documents", The National Mission for Manuscripts is now calling for
papers.

1. Objectives:

    To present an overview of current research and methodologies on
    conservation of paper manuscripts and documents adopted by the
    leading paper conservators, restorers and scientists

    To acquaint international community with the conservation
    objectives and research taken up by the National Mission for
    Manuscripts

    To codify and publish the proceedings and papers in order to
    disseminate current knowledge on conservation to all
    professionals

Those interested in participating in the Conference are requested to
contribute in following topics: New Directions in:

    Documentation and examination of paper manuscripts and documents

    Paper technology pertaining to typology and methods of
    preparation of paper

    Bio-deterioration of paper manuscripts and documents

    Fumigation of paper manuscripts and documents

    De-acidification (aqueous, non-aqueous and gaseous) of paper
    manuscripts and documents

    Display and storage of paper manuscripts, documents and books

    Pest management in paper repositories

    Restoration of illustrated paper manuscripts

    Preventive conservation and curative conservation related to
    iron gall ink deterioration

    Restoration of illustrated paper manuscripts

Authors should use the abstract template "Abstract Template for the
papers.doc"

    <URL:http://www.namami.org/
        Abstract%20Template%20for%20the%20papers.doc>.

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

The template provides for a brief description of the topic (not more
than 400-500 words) and information on the author.

Complete abstracts as e-mail attachment to
vaibhav.chauhan [at] namami__org must reach to the National Mission for
Manuscripts by 30 May, 2007.

2. Final Selection and Call for Papers

Authors whose abstracts have been provisionally selected will be
invited by the National Mission for Manuscripts to submit a full
paper and later for paper presentation in the Conference.

The final papers must reach the National Mission for Manuscripts by
15 August, 2007.

3.Funding for Paper presentation: The National Mission for
Manuscripts encourages the authors to arrange their own funding for
travel to Delhi either from their respective organizations or from
other funding bodies. Local hospitality will be provided by the
National Mission for Manuscripts during the Conference. However, a
few travel grants are available with the Mission for those who are
unable to find other sources of funding.

Vaibhav Chauhan
16-A, Ashoka Appartments,
Devli, New Delhi-110062
+91 09868936158


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