Call for Submissions – Sustainability Committee Tips Session

Call for Submissions – Sustainability Committee Tips Session 
45th Annual AIC Meeting May 28 – June 1, 2017 in Chicago, IL
The Sustainability Committee of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) invites submissions for its sixth annual session at the 45th Annual Meeting, in Chicago from May 28 to June 1, 2017.
Do you choose solvents because they have minimal toxicological effects? Have you found ways to minimize solvent use? Can your mannequins be reused and retrofitted from one exhibition to another? When making a new frame for a painting, is it made from sustainably harvested wood? Do you reuse shipping crates? Do you recycle gloves or other lab supplies? Get creative!!
The Sustainability Session will use a Lightning-Round Tip format to explore this year’s theme, “Treatment 2017: Innovation in Conservation and Collection Care.”
We invite abstracts that explore sustainability within conservation specialties (archaeological, architecture, book and paper, electronic media, objects, paintings, photographic, textiles, wooden artifacts). We also invite abstracts that explore sustainability within collections care, health and safety, research and technical studies, as well as how you incorporate sustainability into your private practice.
Tips will be grouped into blocks with a Q&A component.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday March 31, 2017.
Please submit abstracts via email to .
Abstracts are not to exceed 500 words, not including title or biographical information.
All abstracts should be submitted in English.