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Call for papers--North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC)

From: Yadin Larochette <yadinl<-at->
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
Call for Papers and Posters

"Conserving Modernity: The Articulation of Innovation"
9th North American Textile Conservation Conference
San Francisco, California
November 12-15, 2013

The ninth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference
(NATCC) will focus on topics that concern modern materials. Topics
include, but are not limited to:

   Technical descriptions, analyses, and conservation treatments
   involving modern materials, including new textile technologies
   applied to fiber-based objects such as contemporary dress,
   wearable art, fiber art and contemporary fabrics, either in total
   or in part

   The ethics of using unstable modern materials in works of art and
   heritage artifacts and/or respect for the artist's intention

   Research into the impact of the environment on these materials
   and/or the artifacts created from them

   The synergy between natural/synthetic materials when they coexist
   in an artifact

   The use of modern materials, such as adhesives, consolidants and
   supports in conservation treatments

   New approaches to "old" treatments and/or dilemmas in

Conservators, curators, conservation scientists, collection
managers, archaeologists, anthropologists and others engaged with
these topics are invited to submit proposals for presentations.
Collaborations among any of the above professions or with others are

Abstracts for papers and posters (300 words maximum), accompanied by
a short biography (100 words maximum) of the author(s) may be
submitted in English, French, or Spanish. Abstracts may not have
image attachments. Projects already presented and/or published will
not be considered. Contact information should include: name, postal
and email addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers. NATCC will
support one complimentary registration per accepted paper. A
discounted rate will be offered for all accepted posters.

Please submit your abstract by September 1, 2012 to

Presentations will be 20 minutes long; there will be time for
questions. All speakers will be required to submit the full
publication-ready version of their paper in the language in which it
will be presented (English, French or Spanish), by April 1, 2013.
The papers will be published in CD format and distributed at the
conference along with printed abstracts in English, French and
Spanish. An advance copy of each presentation submission will be
required by October 14, 2013 for purposes of simultaneous
translation. Please email any questions to natcc2013<-at->gmail<.>com and
visit our website for continual updates at


Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the NATCC board. Authors of
selected papers and posters will be notified by December 3, 2012.
Authors are responsible for rights and permissions to publish
photographs and/or graphics.

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