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2019 NZCCM Conference; Modern and Contemporary Materials: Research, Treatment, and Practice

October 23 - October 25

Have you been working with unusual or contemporary materials? Or perhaps been using new techniques or technology to solve old problems?

This year at the NZCCM 2019 National Conference we welcome discussion on the current challenges in dealing with modern and contemporary materials as well as new and innovative approaches to the conservation, documentation, storage, and display of cultural heritage. This is an opportunity to share your experiences and research on subjects such as:

  • Preventative and practical conservation, installation, documentation, transit, and storage of modern and contemporary materials, including plastics, Time-Based Art, works with electrical components, multi-media objects
  • Practical use of new or updated techniques, such as gels and cleaning of acrylic surfaces
  • Use of new technology for things such as condition reporting, treatment, and documentation, and the use of other technology from outside the heritage sector
  • How you are incorporating sustainable environmental practice in to your work
  • The promotion of conservation within your workplaces, the heritage sector and more widely
  • Reporting on recently attended professional conferences, workshops or seminars
  • How you are working with artists and makers to better understand and care for their artworks

Keen to present?

download and submit the NZCCM 2019 Abstract Form. Deadline for submissions is 28th June 2019.

In addition to 20-minute presentations, we also welcome 5-minute lightening talks. Other types of submission may also be incorporated into the conference programme, such as panel discussions, practical workshops or demonstrations. If you have any other questions or related topics you would like to suggest please do get in touch.

The conference will comprise of two days of presentations at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu followed by a day of tours and workshops (details TBC).


October 23
October 25
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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū
Montreal St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013
Christchurch, New Zealand
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