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Call for abstracts--Symposium: Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture

From: Lois Price <lprice<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Call for Abstracts
Symposium: Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture

On September 28-29, 2012, a symposium at Winterthur Museum, Garden
and Library will mark the 60th anniversary of Winterthur/University
of Delaware graduate education. Speakers are not limited to
Winterthur graduates and will address the following topics:

    What to Collect and How to Maintain: Availability, Acquisition,
    Responsibility

    Technology and Accessing Collections

    Balancing Intellectual Relevance with Popular Interest

    The Role of Cultural Heritage Professionals in World Events.

The symposium will present subjects relevant to material culture and
conservation. Speakers may be alumni of the Winterthur Program in
American Material Culture, the Winterthur/University of Delaware
Program in Art Conservation (est. 1974), and from other institutions
and programs.

The symposium structure will explore the topics through five-minute
lightening rounds, twenty- to thirty-minute presentations, and
discussion with speaker panels. Please review the more detailed
information on each topic at the end of this announcement.

Scholars and independent consultants, museum and allied
professionals, and conservators are invited to submit a 100- to
200-word abstract for their proposed topic. Proposals are due
February 27, 2012 for review by the Winterthur Fellows board;
announcements will be made by March 19, 2012. Please send abstracts
via email to info<-at->sowf<.>org

For general information about the symposium, please visit

    <URL:http://www.sowf.org/symposium2012.html>

In addition, to highlight a broad spectrum of accomplishments in the
related fields, a silent "slide show" will present relevant
institutional and individual projects either underway or completed.
All are invited to apply by providing one digital image of yourself
or your institution/project/publication, etc., with up to five
bullet points outlining the goals/successes. Topics can relate to
various aspects of cultural management, including fundraising,
institutional expansion, actual or virtual exhibitions and public
programs, art conservation, advocacy, publication, and more. Please
send submissions to the contact information above by August 3, 2012.

The symposium is sponsored by the Society of Winterthur Fellows.

Society of Winterthur Fellows Board

Call for speakers
Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture

        What to Collect and How to Maintain: Availability,
        Acquisition, Responsibility
        Format: 20-minute presentations:

        Call for Speaker:
        Shifts in Audience Interests and Determining What to Keep or
        Acquire

        Section topics already filled:

            The Influence of Collectors and the Marketplace

            Challenges in Preserving and Presenting Modern Materials

        Technology and Accessing Collections
        Format: 5-minute lightning round presentations:
        Call for Speakers:

            How is information being disseminated?

            Role of teaching through collections and exhibitions
            using technology

            Limits of technology and importance of objects as
            teaching tools

            Balancing preservation and access - can technology help?

    Attracting Your Audience: Balancing Intellectual Relevance with
    Popular Interest
    Format: 20 minute presentations:
    Call for speakers:

        Audience-Driven Approach: Crowd Sourcing Pros and Cons.
        The Public Face of Conservation: Art Meets Science

        Section topic already filled:

            The Curatorial Approach: Curating in the 21st Century
            and Rethinking Interpretation

    Role of Cultural Heritage Professionals in World Events
    Format: Panel of 4 with moderator
    Call for Speakers: Topics to be discussed can include but are
    not restricted to the following:

        What is "our" collective responsibility?

        How is such an initiative started?

        Support system within institution(s) (resources, time off,
        programming)

        Relevance to related work and institutions in general

        Threatened collections; limited resources; expertise;
        opportunity

        War/art loss/training

        Reclamation of material

        What lessons can be learned: Applications to other
        disasters

Lois Olcott Price
Director of Conservation
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19735
302-888-4633
Fax: 302 888.4838


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