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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 438.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 06:33:20 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: CONFERENCE: American Institute for

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    February 24, 2000

           American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
                   Annual Conference: Philadelphia, PA: June 8-13, 2000

    A particularly interesting conference program will be presented at the AIC
    conference this summer, with a particular focus on the preservation of
    electronic media.

    David Green

    >The 28th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of
    >Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) will be held June 8-13, 2000 at the
    >Adams Mark Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. AIC is the national
    >membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to
    >preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for
    >future generations.
    >The general session, entitled "Preservation of Electronic Media," will
    >commence on the morning of Friday, June 9th with the keynote address. The
    >keynote speaker is MAXWELL L. ANDERSON, Director, Whitney Museum of
    >American Art, New York, NY with a lecture entitled Cupped Hands in the
    >Stream: Digital Media's Challenge to Collecting Institutions.
    >Featured lectures include:
    >* Creating a Digital Archive for the Most Well Documented Movie Ever -
    >STAR WARS, JUSTIN GRAHAM , Image Archivist, LucasFilm, San Rafael, CA
    >* Between Cinema and a Hard Place: The Conservation and Documentation of a
    >Video Installation by Gary Hill, PIP LAURENSON, Conservator of Media Arts,
    >The Tate Gallery, London, England
    >* Technological Evolution of Video, JIM LINDNER, President, VidiPax, New
    >York, NY
    >* Accelerated Life Expectancy Estimation of Data Storage Media: How Long
    >Will It Last, and How Do You Know?, WILLIAM P. MURRAY, Reliability
    >Engineer, Maplewood, MN
    >* Immaterial Culture: Collecting in the 21st Century, ABBY SMITH, Council
    >on Library Information Resources, Washington, DC
    >* Documentation as Conservation: The Process of Becoming and Sustaining
    >Art, JUDITH VAN BARON, Vice President for External Affairs, Savannah
    >College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
    >* Collecting Video Art: What are the Minimum Accession Requirements?,
    >SARAH STAUDERMAN, Conservator, VidiPax, New York, NY
    >* Digital Information Lasts Forever - or Five Years, Whichever Comes
    >First, JEFF ROTHENBERG, Senior Computer Scientist, Rand Corporation, Santa
    >Monica, CA
    >On Saturday, June 10th the general session will continue. Featured
    >lectures include:
    >* The Effects of Moisture Content on Cultural Materials, MARION
    >MECKLENBURG, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education,
    >Washington, DC and SHEILA FAIRBRASS , Surface Measurements Systems,
    >Cooperburg, PA
    >* Laser Technolgoes and Digital Analysis for the Documentation,
    >Assessment and Treatment of Historic Structures and Sites, GUY MUNSCH,
    >Architectural Conservator, Philadelphia, PA
    >* On-line Artifactual Treatment Documentation Management System and
    >Multimedia Training Production, MARC REEVES AND ANNA STENSTROM, The
    >Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory, New York Public Library, New York, NY
    >* Computerized Information System for Preservation Management, JAMES M.
    >Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
    >* The Use of Handheld Computers in Preservation and Conservation Settings,
    >ANDREW ROBB, Library of Congress, Washington, DC and JEANNE DREWES,
    >Michigan State Libraries, Lansing, MI
    >* The Application of Digital Image Analysis to Performance Assessment of
    >Coatings on Outdoor Bronze and Copper, TARA SHEDLOSKY AND E. RENE DE LA
    >RIE, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and LYNN BROSTOFF, Research
    >Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservator
    >* John Singer Sargent as Muralist, Architect and Sculptor: Examination and
    >Treatment of the Rotunda and Grand Staircase at the Museum of Fine Arts,
    >Boston, LYDIA VAGTS, Cambridge, MA AND PAMELA HATCHFIELD, Museum of Fine
    >Arts, Boston, MA
    >* The Application of Image Analysis to Thin-Section Examination in Objects
    >and Architectural Conservation, ELIZABETH GOINS AND CHANDRA REEDY,
    >University of Delaware, Newark, DE
    >* Imaging Zapruder's JFK Assasination Film: A Hybrid Approach to
    >Preservation and Presentation, JOSEPH BARABE, Director of Scientific
    >Imaging, McCrone Associates, Westmont, IL
    >Sessions will be conducted by AIC specialty groups (Architecture, Books &
    >Paper, Objects, Electronic Media, Paintings, Photographic Materials,
    >Research & Technical Studies, Textiles, Wooden Artifacts, and Conservators
    >in Private Practice) the balance of the meeting on current topics of
    >interest in their respective fields. Other meeting offerings include an
    >exhibit hall featuring conservation suppliers June 10-12, city tours and
    >workshops held at museums and sites throughout the Philadelphia metro area.
    >Financial support for the 28th Annual Meeting has been generously provided
    >by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Claneil Foundaiton, the
    >National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Willard
    >Developments LTD, Heritage Preservation and Aon/Huntington T. Block
    >Insurance Agency.
    >For full program details and registration materials, information about
    >becoming an exhibitor or other questions concerning the annual meeting,
    >please contact Megan Dennis at the AIC office:
    >American Institute for Conservation
    >of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
    >1717 K Street NW Suite 200
    >Washington, DC 20006
    >Phone: (202) 452-9545 Fax: (202) 452-9328
    >E-mail: Info@aic-faic.org Web site:

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