Call for abstracts: ICOM-CC Joint Interim Meeting on Physical Issues in the Conservation of Paintings: Monitoring, Documenting and Treatment

Posted on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:46
The mechanical and structural behavior of paintings is an important field encompassing a number of topics in conservation ranging from their measurement and evaluation; how to record and document the condition and changes occurring; and how to monitor, analyze and predict potential problems. The interim meeting will bring together a diverse range of experts and professionals to address the various issues, methodologies, research and solutions currently being used.
Suggested Topics:
  • Tools, techniques and methods for measuring and evaluating the mechanical and structural behavior of paintings
  • Transfer of low frequency vibrations to paintings
  • The role of the frame on the pattern of canvas and wooden support
  • Auxiliary supports for panel paintings Mitigating vibrations (stretcher designs, etc.)
  • Logistics management
  • Documentation (monitoring, analysis and data mining, methodologies etc.)
  • Case studies
29-30 September 2016
The conference will take place over two days (29-30th September 2016) and is organized by the ICOM-CC Paintings, Preventive Conservation and Documentation Working Groups in association with the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) and the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), 6 rue des Petits Champs, Paris 75002, France
Instructions for Authors
Authors who wish to present complete or on-going work, research or relevant case studies are invited to submit a short abstract for peer review. Accepted authors will be invited to submit an extended abstract for inclusion in a meeting proceedings that will be available both at the meeting itself and online.
Important Dates:
  • Short abstract (200-300 words) submission by the end of February 2016
  • Accepted authors will be asked to submit an extended abstract by the end of July 2016 for inclusion in the proceedings
Registration fees: €50 for the 2 days. Free for presenters and students.
For further details or for abstract submission, please contact