Update: Please note that the CFP deadline is now the 13th May.
A symposium on the picture frame AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016, will be convened on 24-26 August 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Convenors: Louise Bradley (AICCM), Barbara Dabrowa (Senior Conservator of Frames at Art Gallery of NSW) and Holly McGowan-Jackson (Senior Conservator of Framing, NGV)
Call for Papers
The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects (special interest groups) will hold this international symposium, encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to many potential speakers and delegates including artists, curators, conservators, historians, designers and frame makers.
Our symposium will coincide with the NGV Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas, A New Vision. It is anticipated that some of our speakers will focus on the frames designed by Degas for his artworks, further enriching our understanding of the artist and his work.
Twenty speakers are anticipated and currently include prominent international experts Dr Eva Mendgen and Lynn Roberts, and Australian specialists Dr Malgorzata Sawicki, John Payne and Holly McGowan-Jackson.
The organising committee now welcomes abstracts of 250 words for papers, lightning talks and posters. Paper presentations should be tailored to 20 minutes in length. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers for publication in the AICCM Bulletin. Lightning talks should be tailored to approximately 5 minutes in length with an abstract for publishing in the symposium notes. Posters will be hard copy format with abstracts published in the symposium notes.
See also The Frame Blog: https://theframeblog.com/2016/04/08/aiccm-frame-concept-history-and-conservation-a-symposium/
To submit your abstract, send it to email@example.com by close of business on 13th May 2016.