Experience and Evidence
Interim Meeting Paris 2016
PARIS 2016

Experience and Evidence

The next Interim Meeting of the Graphic Documents Working Group takes place from 1 to 3 June 2016 at Bibliothèque nationale de France, building Franҫois Mitterand, www.bnf.fr , in Paris. Two days of lectures, 1 – 2 June, are dedicated to the topic of Experience and Evidence. Conservation departments, schools and research institutions in Paris offer tours on Friday 3 June.

The Interim Meeting provides a forum for exchange of experience gathered in assessments, treatments, reflection on former interventions and research. We want to discuss the evidence gained through evaluation of conservation actions or through conservation research. Experience is a cherished value in the conservation community. In which ways are conservation decisions in practical life influenced by scientific evidence and how do conservators transfer their experience into evidence? How do we use this evidence in discussions between conservators, curators and decisions makers?

Lectures will focus on:

  • Experience with large formats
  • Mounting for storage and display
  • New Materials
  • Colour on paper
  • Degradation mechanisms

We recommend registering early as space is limited in the auditorium. Early travel arrangements are advisable due to the European football championship that starts on June 10 in Paris.

Registration will close on 2 May 2016.