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TRAINING NEEDS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

TRAINING NEEDS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

ICOM-CC Working Groups for 'Education & Training' & 'Modern Materials and Contemporary Art'

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This E Newsletter is a special joint edition by the ICOM-CC Working Groups (WGs) for Education & Training and for Modern Materials and Contemporary Art that focuses on the current provision of education and training in the conservation of contemporary art. This will be followed by a joint two-day Interim meeting of the two ICOM-CC working groups on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June at the Bonnefanten Museum, Avenue Céramique 250, Maastricht (adjacent to the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg)

The aim of the joint meeting is to consider and discuss how the existing conservation training programs are responding to the range of new knowledge and skills that are frequently required for the conservation of modern and contemporary works of art.

It will build on the two-hour panel discussion "Rethinking education in contemporary art conservation" that will be held at the Contemporary Art: Who Cares? symposium (Amsterdam, Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th June), although participation in that session will not be a necessity for the Interim meeting.

For the purpose of the meeting, we are defining "modern and contemporary art" very loosely, from traditional art forms - such as paintings and works on paper - to conceptual and installation art; and with an approximate "cut-off date" of 1910, i.e. art from the last 100 years. The essential questions to be tackled will be: what steps are training programs already taking to incorporate modern / contemporary art? What other steps are planned? And what steps are still required by the profession?

To register, please contact René Hoppenbrouwers (hoppenbrouwers@sral.nl)

Education & TrainingWG Co-Coordinator - Jean Brown (jean.brown@northumbria.ac.uk)

Modern Materials and Contemporary ArtWG Co-Coordinator - Tom Learner (tlearner@getty.edu)

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