Electronic Media Group at the Joint AIC / CAC Conference, May 13-17 2016, Montreal, Canada

Fifty years after the Arno River breached its banks, the theme for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and the Canadian Association for Conservation (Association Canadienne pour la Conservation et la Restauration) (CAC-ACCR)'s Joint 44th Annual Meeting and 42nd Annual Conference is...

Emergency! Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation

The meeting will be held from Friday, May 13 through Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Canada. For more information, see the meeting calendar below.


Registration Brochure

Over 1200 people are registered for the meeting! Don't miss out on all this meeting has to offer.

Explore the programming with our registration brochure, which is available for download and viewing here!


Meeting Theme

Colleagues will address in a broad-based way the impact of past, present, and future disasters on the protection of cultural property. In addition papers that address confronting the unexpected in conservation whether it occurs during the treatment of an artifact or during a natural disaster are requested.

The scope of the theme will include immediate reactions, such as the application of crowd-mapping technology to aid response efforts, as well as longer term developments stemming from disasters, such as the adoption of simple strategies: Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail, effective risk assessment methodologies, the rapid transformation of damaged artifacts into objects of veneration, the repercussions of instantaneous visibility of destruction.  

Preparing for Disasters

...can include, in addition to situations caused by natural disasters, accidents, terrorist activities, and climate change, even well-intended, but misguided interventions that elicit global amusement and/or outrage. 


Confronting the Unexpected

...can involve surprises encountered along the way in any treatment and can be expanded to include all stakeholders, even future ones, who are affected by a disaster.  Communities affected can cross geographic boundaries, social and economic populations, cultural and historical perspectives, and inter-disciplinary expertise.

Meeting Schedule

The Annual Meeting will take place from Friday, May 13th, 2016, to Tuesday, May 17th, 2016. You can view the meeting schedule here! Please expect the schedule to be updated as we confirm events and continue to build the Annual Meeting!


Electronic Media Group

See the schedule of the Electronic Media speciality group: http://aics44thannualmeeting2016.sched.org/company/Electronic+Media





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