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Conférence internationale : sciences de la conservation et developpement durable - Paris, 23-25 octobre 2013

Call for papers

Cultural Heritage Conservation Science & Sustainable Development :

Experience, Research and Innovation

Cultural Heritage Conservation Science is indeed a present-day field and has undergone much development recently ; furthermore, it has been developing at a very fast pace since the late 20th century. It is now imperative to take ecological, economic and social aspects into consideration when looking at the solutions that scientific research brings today. By taking these new obligations into account, one can re-evaluate a certain number of best-practices and develop new studies in the field of conservation. This research on cultural heritage is taking place under the influence of domestic and international regulation. which have also undergone profound transformation and restructuring in their own rights. Today, it constitutes a case study for an experimental scientific drawing board that will yield expertise in this area that is a crossroads amongst the humanities, material sciences, natural sciences and information sciences.

Through the use of examples and case studies, this conference will present the latest developments in conservation as well as in preservation, such as :

Environment and climat

- Environmental conditions, cost saving & impact on collections (response of collections to short-term fluctuation)

- Pollutants and microbial monitoring and mitigation

- Passive indoor climat control, lighting, etc.

Materials & conservation treatments

- Innovative materials and treatments, less toxic alternative products

- Mass treatments : cost/benefit

- New storage options, etc.

- durability and changes

Material conservation of intangible heritage

- Born digital heritage

- Digitization as strategy for preservation

- Ephemeral art issues

Cultural Heritage and communities

- Local approaches in conservation

- Study of traditional conservation practices

- Cooperation, networking and training, etc.

- Cultural heritage as a bundary object

Organised by theCentre de recherche sur la conservation des collections - CRCC

Dates : 23-25 october 2013

Venue : Paris, BNF site François-Mitterrand

Languages : English and French (simultaneous translation)

With the support of the ARSAG (Association pour la recherche scientifique sur les arts graphiques), in partnership with the LRMH.

Deadline paper proposal or poster : 31st March 2013

Deadline for registration : 15 september 2013

Registration fees : 200 euros (before 1 June) ; 300 euros (as of 1 June)

Students : 30 euros (before 1 June) ; 50 euros (as of 1 June)

(registration will open in December 2012)

For more information or paper/poster proposal, please go to the dedicated website

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