NZCCM 2019 National Conference

Modern and Contemporary Materials: Research, Treatment, and Practice

  • When Wed 23 Oct – Fri 25 Oct 2019, 9.00am–5.00pm
  • Where
    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
  • Cost TBC

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 artwork

More information, including booking, when available, on the NZCCM website