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Call for Papers & Important Dates International Conference on Historic Metals Conservation Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal WG

Call for Papers & Important Dates
International Conference on Historic Metals Conservation
Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal WG
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
11-15 October 2010

Original Papers Are Invited For Submission Under The Following Themes:

Case Studies and Treatments
• Technical and authentication studies
• Conservation of large artifacts (e.g. practicality, sustainability, liability)
• Conservation of composite artifacts (e.g. mixed metals, metal-organic composites, metal threads, enameled, painted, plated, or guilded metals)
• Mass treatment (e.g. techniques, feasibility, limits)
• Conserving artifacts on a budget

Research and Treatment Development
• Advances in metal analysis and corrosion characterization
• Progress in conservation treatments (e.g. stabilization techniques, cleaning, corrosion inhibitors, patination)
• New approaches in metals protection (e.g. coatings, patination, corrosion inhibitors, preventive conservation, risk management analysis)
• Monitoring metal artifacts before and after conservation (e.g. documenting techniques, 3D scanning, reproduction, numerical modeling)
• Technology transfer from the industry

Authors interested in presenting a paper should submit an extended abstract (400-600 words) before 1 June 2009. The work must be original and not previously published. Contributions should be in English and include the contact information for the author[s] (affiliation, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail). The abstracts should be submitted via e-mail at the following address:
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee based on three criteria:
(1) Originality (2) Quality (3) Contribution to the field of conservation
After abstracts are reviewed and approved, all presenters will be required to submit a complete paper for publication in the Conference Proceedings. For deadlines see:

Metal 2010 Program Committee – Charleston, South Carolina U.S.A.
Vasilike Argyropoulos • Technical Education Institute of Athens • Greece
Regis Bertholon •Universit√© Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne • France
Stefan Brueggerhoff • Deutsches Bergbau-Museum • Germany
Tom Chase • Chase Art Services • United States
Christian Degrigny • Haute √©cole de Conservation-restauration Arc • Switzerland
David Hallam • National Museum of Australia • Australia
Andrew Lins • Philadelphia Museum of Art • United States
Ian Donald MacLeod • Perth Cultural Centre • Australia
Paul Mardikian • Clemson Conservation Center • United States
Jean-Bernard Memet • A-CORROS Expertises • France
Alice Boccia Paterakis • Kaman-Kalehoyuk excavation • United States
Emma Schmuecker • Royal Armouries Museum • United Kingdom
David Scott • UCLA Conservation Program • United States
John Scott • New York Conservation Foundation • United States
Lyndsie Selwyn • Canadian Conservation Institute • Canada
Joseph Sembrat • Conservation Solutions, Inc. • United States
Shelley Sturman • National Gallery of Art • United States
Johanna Theile • Facultad de Arte Universidad de Chile • Chile
David Thickett • English Heritage • United Kingdom
Robert Van Langh • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam • Holland
David Watkinson • Cardiff University • United Kingdom

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