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Subject: Call for papers--Heritage Wood

Call for papers--Heritage Wood

From: Kate Seymour <k.seymour<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Heritage Wood: Research and Conservation in the 21st Century

Call for Papers

Joint Interim Conference of three ICOM-CC working groups:

    Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer
    Scientific Research
    Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
28-30 October, 2013

Hosted in collaboration with the National Museum in Warsaw, and the
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

The conference entitled "Heritage Wood: Research and Conservation in
the 21st Century "will focus on novel scientific methods and applied
research into heritage wooden structures, as well as furniture,
wooden sculpture, painted wood, gilded wood, varnished wood,
lacquered wood, paintings on wooden supports, and all other heritage
wooden objects.

Themes will include:

    Advances in scientific research applied to heritage wood for
    analysis and conservation

    The study and elucidation of mechanisms of wood damage and wood
    deterioration associated with environmental and physical

    The interrelation between the wood and various finishing layers

    Novel conservation methods applied to unvarnished, varnished,
    polychrome, or gilded wood (sculptures, paintings on wooden
    supports, furnishings and furniture, architectural structures
    and decorations)

    Case studies highlighting problems associated with heritage wood
    conservation, novel solutions and appropriate treatments

    Case studies emphasizing complex research of artworks on wooden
    supports linking technical investigations with historical
    context and subsequent conservation treatment

The meeting will provide a forum for discussion between conservation
scientists, researchers, educators and practising conservators. The
conference aims to bring together international experts on heritage
wood research and to provide a great opportunity for the worldwide
conservation community to exchange new research, experiences and

It is the intention of the organisers to publish all accepted papers
in English, however oral presentations at the conference will be
allowed in both official languages of the meeting, Polish and
English, and simultaneous translation will be provided.

Call for Papers deadline: February 28, 2013

Original papers are invited for submission to focus on case studies
and advances in heritage wood research. Authors interested in
presenting a paper or poster should submit an abstract (400 - 600
words) by February 28, 2013, to


Work should be original and not have been published previously.
Contributions of work-in-progress are also welcome. Abstracts should
be in English or Polish and include the contact information for the
author(s) (affiliation, address, telephone, fax and e-mail). The
abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organizing Committee
and invited experts, and authors will be informed by April 30, 2013.

The Conference Organizing Committee:

    Kate Seymour
    Coordinator, ICOM-CC Sculpture, Polychromy, and
    Architectural Decoration Working Group, k.seymour<-at->sral<.>nl

    Austin Nevin
    Coordinator, ICOM-CC Scientific Research Working Group,

    Dr Malgorzata Sawicki
    Coordinator, ICOM-CC Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer Working Group

    Marcin Draniak
    Coordinator--contacts with the Director, Head of Laboratory,
    National Museum in Warsaw

    Dr Elzbieta Pietrusinska-Pilecka
    Art Science and Conservation Specialist
    National Museum in Warsaw

    Dorota Ignatowicz-Wozniakowska
    Head of Conservation Department,
    National Museum in Warsaw

    Prof. Iwona Szmelter
    Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy
    of Fine Arts in Warsaw

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Received on Thursday, 27 September, 2012

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