45th Annual Meeting

Call for Papers

Call for papers:

The Western Association for Art Conservation is now accepting proposals for talks to be presented at the 45th Annual Meeting.

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

Los Angeles, CA

November 6-8, 2019

We are seeking exciting and thought-provoking papers in all areas of conservation and related fields. In the best WAAC tradition, a wide range of presentations are eligible for consideration. We are particularly interested in papers that push the boundaries and challenge the profession to re/consider roles, responsibilities, techniques, and ideas. Since the meeting will take place in Los Angeles, papers that highlight the art and history of the city and Southern California are particularly welcome. Additionally, we would like to receive proposals that address:


  • collaboration between conservators and mountmakers

  • collaboration between conservators and preparators 

  • insurance issues related to conservation


Please keep in mind that individual presentations will be 20 minutes in length. However, suggestions for multi-session panels, incorporating multiple speakers, will also be welcomed. Emerging professionals are highly encouraged to participate!


Proposals and questions can be submitted directly to:


     Sue Ann Chui




or you may use the submission form below. 


Please submit an abstract no later than July 15, 2019.



Online submission form
Western Association 
for Art Conservation
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