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European Registrars Conference 2016: Call for Papers

European Registrars Conference 2016 logo European Registrars Conference 2016 The 10th European Registrars Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, between 8 and 10 June 2016. By invitation from ARC – Austrian Registrars Committee – 700 international guests are expected: registrars, exhibition managers, curators, directors of collections, restorers as well as a panoply of partners from the areas of art transport, fine art insurance, the computerised handling of collections and exhibitions and the care and prophylaxis of collections. The motto of this year’s conference is "Out of the box!".  This guiding theme, on the one hand, concerns itself with the latest, unconventional approaches and developments with regards to collections and exhibitions.  On the other hand, the motto urges participants to take a discerning look at their job profile and what it means to all concerned. Those who work behind the scenes at an exhibition are invited to step out from behind the curtain, step up and be noticed. Organisers of the European Registrars Conference 2016 have launched a call for papers and invite interested professionals to submit proposals addressing one of the conference's four thematic categories: - Art and the Law, including image rights and copyright; loan agreements and conditions; insurance and handling of artworks; etc. - Digital Museum, including the Google Art Project; cybercrime; retention and storage of digital media; asset management; etc. - I am..., including career paths and perspectives for registrars and exhibition managers; the registrar's position; training standards and possibilities; etc. - Materialities and Standards, including ecological guidelines and compatibility; packing materials and strategies; display standards; etc. The deadline for the submission of topic suggestions and draft papers is 18 December 2015. For additional information about this call, please visit http://www.erc2016.at/call-for-papers.html