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Modern and Contemporary Materials: Research, Treatment, and Practice
23rd – 25th of October 2019
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū
This year at the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials National Conference we are developing a theme around the conservation of modern and contemporary materials.
As conservators and heritage professionals, we are ever-more faced with issues surrounding the preservation of new and mixed media and quickly changing technology. Possible topics may include the preservation of time-based art, plastics, and multimedia objects; research on painted surfaces; handling and storage of face-mounted photographs; the development of new treatments or practical applications; and the technical aspects associated with storing and displaying modern and contemporary materials. We would like to encourage both full presentations as well as shorter lightning talks.
For now please save the date and you will hear from us, the Christchurch conference committee with more details soon!!