CFP: The Nordic Association of Conservators XXII Congress, deadline 1 July 2020

The Nordic Association of Conservators (NKF) was founded in 1950 and functions as a regional group in The International Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works (IIC), and is known as IIC Nordic Group.

NKF XXII Congress is an international congress held every three years and is the main event for heritage conservation professionals in the Nordic countries.

In 2021 the congress will be held over two days in Stockholm from October 21-22nd, hosted by the Swedish NKF-S group.

Since the NKF-S celebrates 70 years as the major organization for Swedish conservators, we would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the development in the conservation field, as well as look ahead into a possible future. The congress will illustrate how the conservation discipline has changed and developed over the decades. Research, analytical methods, documentation, conservation treatments, and material choices, as well as working conditions have progressed. The congress focuses on what conservators have learned, how the experiences have been used and spread, and how we see the profession in the future.  
The NKF XXII Congress is open for conservators, curators, and all professionals working within fields related to conservation. 
You are welcome to submit abstracts for presentations on the above theme or topics. You may submit several abstracts. The resulting presentation we have in mind is no longer than 20 minutes including time for questions. The presentation can be held in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. 
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed, and papers will be peer-reviewed. Abstracts can be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, accompanied by a biography of no more than 100 words. Make sure you include your name, title, and other contact details at the end of the abstract. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail in Word or PDF before July 1st 2020 to: 

  • 1st of July 2020: Deadline submission of abstracts
  • 1st of August 2020: Accepted abstracts will be notified
  • 1st of November 2020:  Papers ready for peer review
  • 1st of January 2021: Deadline submission of poster abstract
  • 1st of May 2021: Deadline final papers 

More information can be found here.

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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