Saturday, 12 April 2014

Miriam Clavir - The Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Conservation on Social Development 16th & 17th May at the UCL Institute of Archaeology

Miriam Clavir (Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada)
Conservation and collaboration

Clavir reviews changes in the last thirty years, using Canada as an example, that have prompted conservation’s material-based field to incorporate values related to the intangible attributes of objects in museum collections. The following questions are then asked: today, are the conservation field’s own self-image of what we do, the idea employers have of our competencies, and what is taught in our conservation training programs, sufficiently addressing concerns indigenous people have voiced in relation to the preservation of their belongings?  In addition, can we say that collaboration is now a recognized conservation skill?  She will illustrate three examples where relationships are part of a project’s goal, not just conservation.

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