Call for papers–Icon Textile Group

The Icon Textile Group invites abstracts for papers and posters for the Forum ‘Taking the Rough with the Smooth: issues and solutions for decorated surfaces’, which will be held in April 2012 in London.

The forum will explore the treatment, handling and display of textiles with decorated surfaces. Topics should include, but are not limited to, challenging or innovative conservation projects of painted, embroidered, printed and embellished textile surfaces, examining the issues faced and solutions found to deliver these projects. Papers highlighting ethical, display and handling issues are also encouraged, as well as papers from colleagues in related disciplines such as paintings or conservation science.

Please email abstracts of no more than 250 words by 30 November 2011 to Lynn McClean at l.mcclean [at] nms__ac__uk

Abstracts should include the purpose or aim of the project, the methodology, the principle findings and a conclusion. Please ensure the names, addresses and contact details of all authors are included, and indicate who the main contact and speaker(s) will be.