NZCCM Conference 2018: Second call for papers

New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Conference 2018

Living Heritage: Materials, Methods and Context

24th – 26th of October 2018
Venue: the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Heritage is a living, active part of our communities. Conservation needs to be both
responsive to each individual situation and responsible within its own set of wider
professional ethics. As conservators, we are aware that our work takes place within a
larger cultural context. Whilst preservation remains at the core of what we do, we are
at the intersection of materials based conservation and values-based approaches.
At the 2018 NZCCM Conference in Auckland, we welcome discussion on current
conservation practices and the challenges we face. This is an opportunity to share and
hear about treatment methodologies, advances in the use and research of materials,
solutions for display and storage, and ways in which the context of an artwork or
object has informed decision making.
This event offers a professional platform to showcase conservation activities throughout New Zealand and beyond. It is an opportunity to disseminate and exchange views, inspire and grow relationships and collaboration. The program aims to feature a broad range of conservation specialisms from the public and private sector.

In addition to 20-minute presentations, we also welcome 5-minute flash talks. Other types of submission may also be incorporated into the conference programme, such as panel discussions, practical workshops or demonstrations. For all submissions please submit an abstract as a Word document (400 words max.) along with a short biography (150 words max.) and contact details to

Please indicate in your submission if you would be interested in submitting a paper for
publication as a digital preprint to be made available to delegates at the conference.

Important dates:

The final deadline for submission of abstract: 1st July 2018
Notification of acceptance: 9th July 2018
Deadline for preprint submission: 2nd September 2018

For further information, or if you would like to be in a panel discussion or have any further suggestions please contact