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NZCCM 2019 National Conference: Keynote and Events Announcement

Modern and Contemporary Materials: Research, Treatment, and Practice Date: 23rd – 25th of October 2019 Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

The Organising Committee of the NZCCM National Conference 2019 are thrilled to announce that Asti Sherring, Time-Based Art Conservator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Asti is the first Time-Based Art Conservator to be appointed in Australasia. Her work to address the outstanding and key issues of caring for TBA collections has led to the development of new and inspiring ways of working and we are really excited for her to share them with us all.

Over the first 2 days of the conference there will be a range of speakers from across New Zealand, Australia, and beyond, presenting on modern materials and techniques. They will cover a wide variety of specialisms and there certainly will be something for everyone. Further details of the programme will be released in late August. There will be a drinks reception on the 23rd (more details soon!) and the conference dinner will take place on Thursday the 24th at the delicious Permit Room in central Christchurch. Day 3 will provide the opportunity to participate in a several different conservation and heritage related activities in Christchurch and the surrounding area. Please find more details for these below.

Registrations will be online and are opening on 8.30 am Wednesday 14th August along with bookings for tours, the workshop, and the conference dinner. We look forward to seeing you there!

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of abstract:  Friday 28th June 2019
  • Notification of acceptance for speakers:  end of July 2019
  • Registration: opens Wednesday 14th August 2019
  • Conference dates: 23rd to 25th October 2019


If you have any questions, would like to take part in a panel discussion, or have any further suggestions please contact Eliza Penrose, Organising Committee Member using the contact form below..