Call for papers for upcoming NACCA conference in Glasgow

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.

First round of NACCA posters

Photo: Joanna Kiliszek.
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
Brian Castriota

Values and Valuation of Modern and Contemporary Visual Art: The Role of Reflective Practice – Collection of the Museum of Art in Lodz, 1931-2018
Joanna Kiliszek

Interpreting Artist’s Intent: The Notion of Intent Tested Against Joseph Beuys’ Capri-Battery
Nina Quabeck

Authenticity and Reproducibility: Conservation Strategies for Contemporary Photography
Marta Garcia Celma

Long-term Preservation of Software-based Artworks: From Single Case Studies to Best Practice
Claudia Roeck

Exploring Ethnography in Conservation Research
Caitlin Spangler-Bickell

Tracing Meanings: The Artist Interview as an Interpretative Tool for the Artwork as an Open-Ended Archive
Aga Wielocha

A Participatory Approach to the Conservation of Performance-based Art
Iona Goldie-Scot

Documentation and Digitization Meet Digital Preservation to Make Time-based Art Last for Posterity
Dušan Barok

The Creative Process is Collective
Sophie Lei

What happens when a work like Equivalent VIII (1966) is presented enclosed within protective barriers?
Maria Theodoraki

Low-level Conflict in Contemporary Art Conservation Research
Zoë Miller

Private Collections as Care-takes
Artemis Rüstau

NACCA public event in London

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 (john.mcneill@tate.org.uk) by the 9th December 2016 4th January 2017 (deadline extended!).