2018 Icon Book & Paper Group Conference

Monday, 1 October, 2018 to Wednesday, 3 October, 2018
Deadline: 
Thursday, 10 May, 2018
Place: 
Oxford

Unexpected fame: Conservation approaches to the preparatory object Call for Posters
2ND Icon Book & Paper Group Conference

Objects such as artists' sketchbooks or authors' manuscripts were not necessarily created with posterity in mind. Their creators may not have anticipated a lifespan encompassing display, digitisation or heavy consultation. Indeed in some instances the producers of these objects may not have expected this part of their oeuvre to survive beyond its first use. Do we therefore treat them differently to ?finished? works, which were always expected to have a wider audience and longer lifespan? How ? and how far - do we preserve the evidence of working techniques and practices left by the author, artist, printer, publisher, or architect? Does their original function affect how we conserve, display and interpret these objects? If a maker has deliberately tried to obscure previous versions of a work, where does the remit of the conservator or researcher end when it comes to uncovering erasures or amendments? Do we alter the legacy of such objects with our interventions?

Submissions
Your topic should be presented on a printed poster that you attach to a presentation panel. Posters must be in English and A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high)

Each presenter can only present one poster.

All Poster Proposals are subject to approval by members of the Book and Paper Group Conference Committee. Please download and use the designated template available on the conference website (https://icon.org.uk/groups/book-paper/icon-book-paper-group-conference-2018),
or request a copy via email (iconbpg@gmail.com)

Participation from students, new Icon members and professionals in allied fields is encouraged.

Special consideration will be given to ensure that a variety of topics and geographical/cultural range will be represented.

The deadline for abstracts is 10 May 2018. Members of the Book and Paper Group Conference Committee will review submissions and notify speakers no later than 31 May 2018.