KNOTTED CARPETS CONSERVATION. Methods compared to a restoration poster
Workshop November 16 to 17 2017, Milanesi Refrigerators
CALL FOR PAPERS
For the first time ever a meeting will be held exclusively focused on restoration and conservation of carpets, oriental but not all. The global landscape of the carpet restoration is extremely diverse and heterogeneous: the skilled “restorers” from the middle east, to professional curators of museums; from industrial centers to wash in workshops organized for repairs. The use of commonly used techniques for the conservation of textiles do not always meet the needs of their own carpets and the debate between different operators has resulted in the need for an opportunity to analyze the different operational approaches in order to get to define best methods for the preservation of these very special artifacts. With this workshop we intend to build specialized opportunity for comparison between all actors involved in the conservation of carpets, of all the specific aspects ranging from preliminary investigations to the phases of intervention, from routine maintenance to the exposure and storage criteria. At the conclusion of the work is scheduled a round table which will be incorporated in a poster of the outcomes of the carpet restoration that defines the main guidelines for storage. The workshop is open to all those involved: restorers, conservators, repairers, historians, collectors, scholars, museum professionals, students, the antique market operators and “simple” amateurs.
THE WORKSHOP is DIVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
FOR A THEORY OF CONSERVATION: HISTORY OF RESTORATION OF CARPETS KNOTTED. (From theory to practice – ADVANTAGES AND LIMITS IN THE APPLICATION OF THE THEORY OF RESTORATION TO THIS SPECIFIC FIELD);
TYPE OF DECAY AND DIAGNOSTICS;
RESTORATION AND RESTORATION OF DE-KNOTTED CARPET (ADDITIONS AND CONTEXT OF THE MATERIALS);
EXPOSURE AND STORAGE: METHODS AND EXPERIENCES;
USE AND REUSE OF CARPET
The evaluation will be done by:
Adherence to the chosen theme
originality of the contribution
work shared by different professionals
clarity and exposition consequentiality
Priority will be given jobs that present case studies and applied studies with descriptions of problems and possible resolutions. The official language of the Congress is Italian. oral sessions and poster sessions are planned.
METHOD OF PRESENTATION OF THE ABSTRACT
The extension of the abstracts will be publishing a standard folder, without images. It will be sent to the organizing secretariat by e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 30, 2017. The works sent after this date will not be examined. Expressing clearly the premise, the conduct and conclusions with reasons for the choice.
SELECTION OF THE ABSTRACT
The authors will be notified about the selection results no later than August 31, 2017. The selection may involve, at the discretion of the Scientific Committee, the exclusion of the work, acceptance as oral presentation or poster.
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