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The 45th Annual Meeting will take place May 28 - June 1, 2017 in Chicago, IL at the:

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60601

We are pleased to announce that the theme will be:

"Treatment 2017: Innovation in Conservation and Collection Care"

Meeting Theme

Whether item or collection-level, preventive or interventive, treatment remains at the heart of what conservators do in order to preserve cultural heritage collections. The design and implementation of an ethical and sound conservation treatment, even the ultimate decision of no treatment at all, begin before its commencement and the consequences continue well beyond its completion.

Papers are solicited that explore various facets of conservation treatments intended to prolong the lifetime of cultural property.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, a reconsideration of historic procedures no longer in practice, cutting edge technologies employed in treatments, effective collection care steps that reduce the necessity or extent of interventive treatments, the incorporation of sustainability into conservation treatments, or innovations in treatment design, execution, and documentation.

The online abstract submission portal is open.  Abstracts will be due on September 12, 2016. Please continue to check the Call for Submissions page for updates and specialty calls for papers.

Annual Meeting in Pictures

What do our Annual Meetings look like? Find out by looking at pictures from past Annual Meetings on our Flickr photostream.

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Annual Meeting Recaps

Learn more about past presentations at the Annual Meeting by reading posts on our blog, Conservators Converse.