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Workshops on artist interviews

From: Margaret Graham <assistant<-at->
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Artist Interview Workshops
International Network for the Conservation of
    Contemporary Art - North America (INCCA-NA)

We are pleased to announce INCCA-NA's 2014 Artist Interview

    Lunder Conservation Center
    Washington, DC
    March 20-21, 2014

    Dallas Museum of Art
    Dallas, TX
    April 10-11, 2014

Applicants interested in attending either of these professional
workshops can find the application at


or can email INCCA-NA's Program Assistant, Margaret Graham
<assistant<-at->incca-na<.>org> for additional information.  The
application deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Artist Interview Workshops are comprised of a pair of annual
two-day events aimed at providing conservators, curators, educators
and other arts professionals at all stages of their careers with a
greater understanding of the methodology and skills needed to
conduct successful artist interviews.  As artists have increasingly
experimented with an unprecedented range of new materials and
technologies--often with untested longevity and built-in
obsolescence leading to instability--the gathering of knowledge
through interviews with artists, studio assistants and other
relevant voices has become a critical tool in preserving
contemporary art for future generations.  Educating our colleagues
on the methods and best practice for interviewing is a crucial
component of this process.

The structure of the workshops has been crafted by INCCA-NA on a
model developed by Professor Richard Candida-Smith and SFMoMA
conservator Jill Sterrett, whose respective experiences in oral
history and museum-based interview programs shape a rigorous,
instructive, and interactive agenda.  Over the course of the two
days, various presenters conduct a series of lectures and case
studies which are then analysed via roundtable discussion and tested
in small group exercises.  Speakers also facilitate conversations
with other presenters and attendees, addressing their own
experiences with interviewing artists, the different approaches
interviewers can take, and common challenges in the process.  Topics
covered can range from legal and ethical concerns to interpersonal
skills, archiving methods, and applicable technology.

2014 guest speakers will include Michael Auping, John Campbell, Jed
Morse, Steven O'Banion, Anne Reeve, Gabrielle Ritter, Sarah Roberts,
Gwynne Ryan, and L.H. Shockey Jr.

The Artist Interview Workshops have been made possible by the
continued support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, whose
generosity has enabled us to offer this program tuition free.
However, please be aware that participants are responsible for their
own cost of travel, some meals, and hotel accommodations.  Also,
each workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Applicants can apply to either one or both of the workshops, but
will only be allowed to attend one.  Successful applicants for both
professional workshops will be notified by February 7, 2014.

We look forward to receiving your application and having you become
a part of the ever-growing INCCA-NA network.

International Network for the Conservation of
Contemporary Art - North America

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