This conference will bring together a wide range of experience and expertise with a view to expanding the vocabulary of scholars and conservators on the broad subject of printed ink on paper. Professionals who study and care for printed media – including conservators, curators, historians, and librarians – are invited to attend. This is the first international interdisciplinary conference focused on printed media – imagery and text, historic and modern.

Twenty-nine juried papers by curators, historians, librarians, archivists, conservators, and scientists will be presented over three days. Fifteen major U.S. institutions and nine international museums and universities are represented. The topics include: printing on paper in Mexico, China and Europe; colonial printing in the Caribbean and Australia; prints by old masters (Dürer and Schongauer) and modern artists (Andy Warhol); printing on Fabriano papers; investigations of photomechanical printing techniques; laser jet and digital printing by contemporary artists; conservation case studies.

The conference is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and the University of Northumbria with support from the Print Council of America. It will take place at the internationally acclaimed Sage Gateshead, a building designed by Lord Norman Foster. Seating in the auditorium is limited to 300 people.

The conference proceedings will be published under the auspices of the University of Northumbria Press. The volume will be entitled Printed on Paper: The Techniques, History and Conservation of Printed Media and is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2008.

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