The material given in the seminar is directed towards the latest developments in this field.
The seminar will consist of a series of Lectures, a Platform Discussion and Practical Sessions lead by Dr. Lydia Beerkens, Senior Conservator Modern and Contemporary Art at SRAL. In addition, a visit to a local Maastricht artist will be organised for the group. The seminar will also include an outdoor session (weather permitting) discussing issues relating to outdoor sculptures in public spaces.
Lydia Beerkens is a leading researcher and practitioner in modern art conservation, and has worked in this field for museum and corporate collections for 20 years now. She teaches, lectures and publishes internationally and is involved in various research projects.
This three-day workshop focuses on the theory and practice in conservation of modern and contemporary art, a relatively new specialisation within the field of art conservation. The workshop will discuss major themes such as decision making, ethics and aesthetics, the role of the artist through a varied selection of cases from the studio practice including topics as plastics conservation, preservation of kinetic Art, The Artist Interview as a tool, on the cleaning of Zero artworks, and Sculptures in public space.
Aim/Who can participate:
There will be 18-20 places available for:
Call for case-studies:
The participants are welcomed to bring in case-studies from their own practice to be discussed during the platform session on conservation issues.
The workshop language is English.
Seminar fees will include lunches.
Registration forms are available on the SRAL website and should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2018.
Discount bookings for accommodation at Townhouse Design Hotel through SRAL.
Registration sent to email@example.com by 1st March 2018. Applicants will be selected on relevance of their daily working practice in the field of modern art conservation. Applications will be informed by 31st March 2017 of their place.
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