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Subject: Replicas of modern and contemporary sculpture

Replicas of modern and contemporary sculpture

From: Detlef Klein <detlef.klein>
Date: Monday, September 25, 2006
Mette Carlsen <mettecarlsen [at] get2net__dk> writes

>I am writing my MA dissertation on replicas of modern and
>contemporary sculptures and I would like to get in contact with
>conservators and curators who have been working with practical,
>legal, or ethical aspects of replication e.g. professionals who have
>manufactured a replica of a certain artwork or who decided not to
>manufacture a replica.

Some years ago I produced two exact replicas of historic furniture
for a historic house museum. The originals were recalled by
descendants of the family of the house. It was documented that these
items had been in the house during the entire history of the house.
The conservation Plan for the building required the two items of
furniture to be in the house, so, with the originals to be returned
to the family, replicas were commissioned. These were to look
exactly like the originals in every detail, including the
replication of historic damage.

If this fits in with your project, let me know, and I will be happy
to provide you with more information.

Detlef Klein
Manawatu Museum Services Ltd
349 Forest Hill Road
Palmerston North
New Zealand
+61 6 3540703

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Received on Monday, 25 September, 2006

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