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Complicated contexts – conservation in difficult conditions

Mercoledì, 09. Febbraio 2022 until Venerdì, 11. Febbraio 2022

After having to cancel the 2021 annual conference due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are again preparing a call for papers and seeking presentations on the topic of ‘complicated contexts’. Because the topic is as relevant as ever.

Complicated contexts – conservation in difficult conditions

In our profession, we frequently deal with objects that have a home in complex settings. Finding the perfect solution for a sustainable result is rarely possible, and we – conservators-restorers, archaeologists, art historians, cultural heritage conservators and architects – have the additional challenge of finding ways, quite often compromises, to safeguard the cultural artefacts in our care while also meeting the demands of various interest groups.

Examples can be found in every area of our profession: museums with tight budgets and space constraints that must reconcile the differing needs of individual objects in their collections; important decorative friezes on buildings with precarious construction conditions; the necessity of finding object-friendly solutions under time pressure.

We invite you to present how you found your way out of this kind of dilemma.

SCR is dedicating its 2022 conference to the topic of complicated contexts with the aim of shedding light on the various issues from a wide range of perspectives. For the event, we are seeking speakers with experience in the related complexities to present examples from their professional life. The talks may be theoretical or practical in nature.

The conference is held on 9 to 11 February 2022 in Bern, at the same time as the ‘Cultura Suisse’. The presentations may be held in Italian, French, German or English. No simultaneous interpreting service is planned. The abstracts of the presentations will be published in the conference catalogue in the original language and in an English translation. There are no plans to otherwise publish the individual talks.

The presentations are limited to a duration of 20 minutes. Please send your abstract (maximum 3000 characters) with the name/s of author/s, contact information, short CV and the title of the presentation by 26 September 2021 to:  Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo..

We look forward to hearing from you.

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