Monday, August 5, 2013

Conference - Book and Paper Group

Please join us May 28-May 31, 2014 for the Book and Paper Group (BPG) session of the 42nd American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, which will include formal presentations, an Art on Paper Discussion Group, a Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group, another engaging tips session,  the BPG business meeting, and an evening reception.

BPG welcomes abstracts related, but not limited, to the overall 2014 AIC meeting theme, “Conscientious Conservation – Sustainable Choices in Collection Care.” Abstracts for the BPG session addressing any and all aspects of the conservation of archival materials, art on paper, bound volumes, manuscripts, and similar materials will be considered.   Please see the AIC website  for more details.

The 2014 theme encompasses many areas for exploration during the BPG session, such as: the impact of environmental sustainability on decision making; the increasing role of preventive conservation; the effects of architectural design on preservation needs; new developments in collections care and housing; new treatment techniques that improve on traditional methods; and the impact of digitization efforts on conservation activities.

Abstracts for formal presentations in the BPG session may be submitted by current BPG members, other Specialty Group members, and related professionals. Presentations will be 20-25 minutes in length with a standard 5-10 minute question-and-answer period. Please note that speakers are not compensated and must register for the meeting (single day registration is available).

BPG will continue to follow the AIC system, which allows authors to prioritize their application to participate in one of the three session types: All-Attendee (General), Specialty Group, or Poster. If you would like to submit an abstract to BPG you must identify the Book and Paper Group session as one of your choices.

Abstracts may be submitted until Friday September 13, 2013 to Ruth Seyler, AIC Membership and Meetings Director, at Applicants should follow all abstract submission guidelines on the AIC website.

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Emily Rainwater
Program Chair, AIC Book and Paper Group
State Archives of North Carolina
Department of Cultural Resources
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614