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 http://www.conservation-us.org 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should follow all abstract submission guidelines on the AIC website.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.
Program Chair, AIC Book and Paper Group
State Archives of North Carolina
Department of Cultural Resources
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614