How to Conserve a Concept, by E Murphy
Contemporary art conservation presents challenges beyond the infamous material ones. When conserving a contemporary object it is necessary to consider the impact of material failures on the meaning of the artwork. Following the recommendations of the Amsterdam based Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art, it is when the materials fail to carry the meaning that intervention is warranted. This poster presents an example of ephemeral art conservation. The importance of documentation is emphasized.
This poster is directed toward docents / museum educators to help them explain some of the problems that may arise with contemporary art conservation.