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Call for projects--Conference on modern materials

From: Tom Learner <tom.learner>
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006
Modern Materials conference
Call for projects

In January 2008, the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research
Institute will present a major conference in Los Angeles about the
conservation of contemporary sculpture, painting, and mixed-media
art works, and the collaborative possibilities for conservators, art
historians, and curators working in these fields.  We are currently
seeking information about current or upcoming conservation projects
that could be interesting case studies for this conference, and we
are particularly seeking conservators who may be willing to work
collaboratively with an art historian or curator.  These teams could
then present research findings geared towards both a conservation
and art historical audience.

This two-day conference will aim to foster increased dialogue
between the fields of art history and conservation by presenting
papers, panel discussions, and joint research projects, as well as
intensive dialogues between professionals from both fields. Topics
for the conference might include a joint conservator/art
historian/curator/scientist panel on the promise and drawbacks of
technical analysis in interpretation; and one on what changes in
methodology and teaching practice are needed in the broader field;
case studies exploring more effective modes of collaboration between
art historians and conservators; dialogues in front of works of art
in which the conservator's technical knowledge and the art
historian's aesthetic grasp of an artist's process lead to greater
insights about the work; and discussions about the "life" of modern
and contemporary art objects-a discussion that would encompass
ephemeral art works, mixed-media and assemblage works, and further
issues surrounding the full or partial reconstruction of severely
damaged or deteriorated works.

If you are involved with a project that may be of interest for this
conference, or if you would like to learn more about the conference,
please contact modernmaterials [at] getty__edu


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