Icon Book & Paper Group Conference
London 8–10 April 2015
The conference will be divided into two themes, which are briefly outlined below. You are encouraged to base the content of your paper on one of these themes.
Adapt & Evolve: papers which explore the introduction, formalisation and evolution of East Asian materials and techniques in the conservation of Western book and paper collections.
Materials & Techniques: submissions on the latest research into materials and techniques borrowed from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea.
Abstracts are invited on all aspects of conservation relevant to these themes, including scientific studies and PhD research. Proposals for practical workshop sessions are also welcomed.
Abstracts should be in English and 300–500 words in length. Please also include the title of the presentation, name(s) of the author(s), mailing address, telephone number, and name and email address of the presenter. Participation from students, new Icon members and professionals in allied fields is encouraged.
Please submit abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2014. A selection committee will review abstracts and notify speakers no later than 30 September 2014.
Please consult our website for further details: adaptandevolve2015.wordpress.com
This will be updated with more information about the conference and the themes as it becomes available, as well as abstracts from key speakers.
A call for posters will follow in June 2014.
Adapt & evolve : East Asian materials and techniques in Western conservation
CONFERENCE 8 April 2015 to 10 April 2015
Icon Book & Paper Group, United Kingdom
Location of event: London
This conference aims to explore the introduction, formalisation and evolution of East Asian materials and techniques that have become part of paper conservation practice across the globe. During the conference, speakers and delegates will look into how these practices, materials and techniques have been adapted and developed within the conservation of Western book and paper collections. The conference will draw together key speakers from across the international conservation community, providing delegates with a fresh view of current research into materials and techniques borrowed from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. The conference will provide opportunities for delegates to take part in practical workshops and will feature a wide variety of trade stalls, including papermakers from East Asia. The two-day conference will be proceeded by a day of studio visits where delegates will have an opportunity for to book into pre-arranged tours of conservation studios in London.
Registration for the conference will open in August 2014
Call for papers to be published April 2014