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APT Technical Committee for Materials Special Edition


Call for Abstracts—Deadline Extended to September 6!


The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and the APT Technical Committee for Materials are seeking abstract submissions for a graffiti-themed issue of the APT Bulletin. This special edition will focus on the significance, challenges, and developments related to graffiti and its management. Articles might illustrate debates surrounding materials selection, address differing international viewpoints, outline unique technical interventions, detail approaches to removal or conservation or discuss changing opinions on the removal or preservation of tagging. Topical areas might include:


·       The significance of graffiti addressing either historic or modern contexts.

·       Challenges and methods associated with conserving graffiti.

·       Philosophies and concerns associated with graffiti preservation.

·       The relevance of street art to architectural conservation and preservation.

·       Recent research regarding anti-graffiti coatings.

·       Methodologies for the documentation of historic graffiti.

·       Approaches to the preservation and/or removal of protest graffiti.

·       Removal materials and techniques.

·       Lessons learned from graffiti preservation or removal.


Submission Guidelines

Authors are encouraged to submit extended abstracts by September 6, 2022. Each abstract must be 500 to 1000 words and include an outline of the article. Case studies must include what the author(s) learned from this case study and why it is relevant to the theme. Please submit up to four images and provide a biography of 50 words or fewer. Abstracts should be submitted to tcm@apti.org


The deadline for final papers will be December 1, 2022APT Bulletin articles contain between 1,500 and 4,500 words and six to ten illustrations (including tables); author guidelines can be found on the APT website. The final paper should not have been published elsewhere prior to submissio. Acceptance of an abstract is not a guarantee of publication. All manuscripts undergo peer review, and this process determines whether the manuscript will move forward in the publication process. 

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