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NZCCM Virtual Conference 2020
October 20 @ 2:00 pm - October 23 @ 5:00 pmFree
Registration is now open
The NZCCM Conference is going virtual. Please join us on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd of October from 2pm – 5pm NZST from wherever is suits you. Thanks to our generous sponsors this event will be free of charge. We are so grateful to our speakers who have agreed to share their talks in this format. Registrations open soon.
The events of 2020 have presented universal challenges to conservators across the globe and offered a unique chance to pause and reflect, not just on these events, but our profession as a whole. For this year’s theme, we invite papers to reflect on personal or institutional practices and /or discussions on directions for conservation and collection care of heritage.
The act of conserving cultural heritage can be preventive, intervention or restorative. Each project or object treatment is imbued with layers of decision-making and process. Often we are too busy meeting deadlines to have the time to reflect on how and why we work as we do.
Possible themes for reflection include examining the evolution and efficacy of conservation in your institution or investigate the role of the conservator in relation to other stakeholders. Equally, you might wish to consider your approaches to a specific conservation treatment or explore broader topical questions, such as the decolonisation of heritage. Many times our reflections lead us to new ways of working or this may be as a result of other
more immediate influences. Recent theoretical and applied developments in science are offering insights and new directions, particularly in the areas of environmental standards and guides and conservation science. Other topics for directions may include emergency management, sustainability and outreach. We would love to hear from you! To submit an abstract for a paper or poster please fill in the attached Conference Abstract Form and return it to the email on the form.