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Workshop on INCCA Database for Artists' Archives

From: Karen te Brake-Baldock <karen.te.brake<-a>
Date: Friday, March 14, 2008
The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art
(INCCA) is holding a database workshop together with the Dutch
Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (Stichting
Behoud Moderne Kunst / SBMK) in Amsterdam on Friday June 6, 2008.

Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (Instituut Collectie
Nederland / ICN), Amsterdam
Friday 6 June, 2008
1-5 pm

Participants: maximum 15

The INCCA Database for Artists' Archives is a unique tool created
for and by INCCA members, allowing access to each others unpublished
information. The database contains metadata records (like library
cards) that describe all types and formats of documents. Each record
includes keywords and an abstract as well as information on how to
obtain the document. It is now possible to attach documents of any
digital format to database records making the INCCA database a rich
repository of knowledge. Different members may create records
concerning the same artist resulting in a virtual artist archive.

Close to 200 artists are currently represented in the database
including such names as:

    Marina Abramovic
    Miroslaw Balka
    Joseph Beuys
    Tony Cragg
    Tracey Emin
    Gilbert and George
    Thomas Hirschhorn
    Donald Judd
    Ilya Kabakov
    Bruce Nauman
    Shirin Neshat

The main aim of the workshop is to train INCCA members how to use
the INCCA Database for Artists' Archives; how to find and request
documents and most importantly how to enter records into the
database. The workshop is in the first instance designed for current
members who have not yet entered records. But it is also open to
potential members who would like to get a better understanding of
how the database works before considering becoming a member.

INCCA is a network of professionals connected to the conservation of
modern and contemporary art and was established to meet the need for
an international platform for knowledge and information exchange.
Conservators, curators, scientists, registrars, archivists, art
historians and researchers are among its members. Since its
inception in 1999, the network has grown from 23 to around 150
members (including independents). Membership is through active
participation and is based on mutual trust, a commitment to
knowledge exchange and a commitment to interdisciplinary
collaboration. For more information about INCCA see


To participate send an email before Friday 23 May 2008 to
Karen te Brake Baldock <incca<-a t->icn< . >nl>

Research Department
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage
PO Box 76709
1070 KA Amsterdam
+31 20 305 4715
Work days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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