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Call for Speakers Symposium: Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture

On September 28-29, 2012, a symposium at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will mark the 60th anniversary of Winterthur/University of Delaware graduate education.  Speakers are not limited to Winterthur graduates and
will address the following topics:

*  What to Collect & How to Maintain: Availability, Acquisition,Responsibility

*  Technology and Accessing Collections

*  Balancing Intellectual Relevance with Popular Interest

*  The Role of Cultural Heritage Professionals in World Events.

The symposium will present subjects relevant to material culture and conservation. Speakers may be alumni of the Winterthur Program in American
Material Culture, the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (est. 1974), and from other institutions and programs.

The symposium structure will explore the topics through five-minute lightening rounds, twenty- to thirty-minute presentations, and discussion
with speaker panels. Please review the more detailed information on each topic in the complete Call at http://www.sowf.org/symposium2012.html.

Scholars and independent consultants, museum and allied professionals, and conservators are invited to submit a 100- to 200-word abstract for their proposed topic. Proposals are due February 27th for review by the Winterthur Fellows board; announcements will be made by March 19th.  Please send abstracts via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For general information about
the symposium, please visit http://www.sowf.org/symposium2012.

In addition, to highlight a broad spectrum of accomplishments in the
related fields, a silent “slide show” will present relevant institutional
and individual projects either underway or completed.  All are invited to
apply by providing one digital image of yourself or your
institution/project/publication, etc., with up to five bullet points
outlining the goals/successes. Topics can relate to various aspects of
cultural management, including fundraising, institutional expansion, actual
or virtual exhibitions and public programs, art conservation, advocacy,
publication, and more. Please send submissions to the contact information
above by August 3rd, 2012.

Thank you,

Society of Winterthur Fellows Board

The symposium is sponsored by the Society of Winterthur Fellows

Rosemary T. Krill
Academic Programs
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


By Andrew Offenburger, Thu, February 16, 2012 - 2:07 pm
Categories: News

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