NACCA is excited to announce a call for papers for our upcoming conference Material Futures: Matter, Memory and Loss in Contemporary Art Production and Preservation. The conference will be held 29th-30th of June, 2017 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Scotland. Over two days we will explore the intersections of contemporary artistic practice, curatorial practice, and conservation decision-making through the themes of matter, memory and loss. Please see our call for papers here. Registration information will be forthcoming.
On the 16th of January 2017, NACCA researchers presented their ongoing research at a public poster session hosted by Tate Modern in London. Here’s the list of presentations with links to those published online:
The Authentic Instance: Reframing Authenticity in the Conservation of Contemporary Art
Interpreting Artist’s Intent: The Notion of Intent Tested Against Joseph Beuys’ Capri-Battery
Exploring Ethnography in Conservation Research
The Creative Process is Collective
Private Collections as Care-takes
On the afternoon of Monday 16th January 2017, Tate Modern will host a public event starting at 16:00 when the NACCA researchers will each briefly present on a key message, question or challenge that they wish to communicate about their research. NACCA supervisors and management will attend also and it is our pleasure to be able to invite members of the public to join us.
The presentations will be followed by a networking opportunity during a poster session from 17:45 to 18:45.
The event is free to attend however spaces are limited and we must ask those interested in attending to please register with John McNeill, Tate’s Collection Care Research Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the
9th December 2016 4th January 2017 (deadline extended!).