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Seminar on intangible properties of material culture

From: Jorgen Wadum <wadum>
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004
Preserving the Intangible: Sustaining the Material and the Symbolic
ICOM Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) seminar
Seoul 2004

ICOM-CC will on Tuesday, October 5, from 9:30-13:00--the day devoted
to the Concurrent Sessions on "Protection of Cultural
Heritage"--organise a seminar with ten presentations aimed at
prompting a lively discussion between all meeting participants. The
theme of the session could best be described as focusing on the
intangible properties of material culture. This is an important part
of intangible heritage, which can too easily be limited to the

This seminar engages issues of collecting, collection care,
representation and access from a new perspective and hence will
appeal to members from all ICOM Committees--hence all delegates are
invited to this arrangement.

    Jorgen Wadum
    Chair ICOM-CC, Chief Conservator, Royal Picture Gallery
    Mauritshuis, The Hague
        "Welcome and introduction to the ICOM-CC session 2004"

    Alissandra Cummins, Chairperson of the ICOM Advisory Committee,
    Director Barbados Museum and Historical Society
        Keynote address to "Preserving the Intangible: Sustaining
        the Material and the Symbolic.

    Mikkel Scharff
    Head of Department, School of Conservation, Copenhagen
       "Reconstructing lost polychromy and the meaning of classical

    Luiz Souza
    Professor Cecor School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Minas
    Gerais, Belo Horizonte
       "The Preservation of Cultural Properties in Brazil:
        Innovative Strategies for the Accomplishment of Common

    Charlie Smith
    Chair of the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee in Western
        "Loss of cultural value of objects in museum collections"

    Jim Pepper Henry and Marian A. Kaminitz
    National Museum of the American Indian, Suitland

       "Conservation, Cultural risk and Sensitive collections at the

    John Moses
    Conservator with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau,
    Quebec, Canada
       "Museums, Aboriginal Communities, and the Role of the

    Tae Young Lee
    PhD, Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University, Seoul
       "Conservation of The Tripitaka Koreana--Strategy of the
        preservation on past and future"

    David Grattan
    Acting Director Conservation and Scientific Services, Canadian
    Conservation Institute, Ottawa
       "Intangible heritage preservation and the preservation of

    Ysbrand Hummelen
    Senior researcher, Instituut Collectie Nederland ICN), Amsterdam
       "Capturing the versatility of tacit knowledge and
        non-tangible aspects in contemporary art"

Plenary Discussion--chaired by Caroline Villers, Vice-chair ICOM-CC,
Director of the Department of Conservation and Technology, Courtauld
Institute of Art, London.

After the meeting the Dutch organising committee will make an
announcement related to the 14th ICOM-CC Triennial Meeting to be
held in The Hague, The Netherlands, September 12-16, 2005.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 18, 2004
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Received on Friday, 11 June, 2004

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