Friday, 4 January 2013

Preserving the Rain Room– Issues in the Conservation of Contemporary Art, by A Mantyniemi

Random International’s newest installation Rain Room allows for people to step into the rain and not get wet. The work is an intricate installation in which visitors have the power to control an artificial downpour through their own movements.Rain Roommakes use of inherently ephemeral media and is conceptual in nature - qualities common of many contemporary artworks. Such characteristics challenge conventional conservation practice and force conservators to consider alternative preservation strategies. In this poster, the issues involved in safeguarding transient and conceptual contemporary art are explored.

Target Audience

Conservators, conservation students, curators.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful article! I have a short question. Do you posses any information about the developer of this poster? Who did it?

    1. We passed your comment to her, she should get in touch soon. Thanks for reading our blog!


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