Abstract: Conservation, like any other human endeavor, is
necessarily coloured with subjectivity, and this subjectivity should be
embraced rather than covered up.The
conservator is not some mechanical, objective being which operates outside of
history and whose work is beyond reproach; rather, he is a fully human agent
embedded in a cultural and intellectual milieu, doing his best to make
decisions for the good of other human beings who find value in objects.
Targeted Audience: An art history, philosophy or conservation conference
Abstract: Conservators are confronted by the preservation challenges of time-based media installation, including the documentation of its intangible and technological aspects. Three strategies are proposed here, followed by a case study: TV Garden of Nam June Paik. The case study demonstrates how to apply the methods of 'migration', 'emulation', and 'artist interviewing' without losing the original intents of the artist.
Target Audience: A conference associated to contemporary art conservation
Abstract: Using traditional definitions of both vandalism
and graffiti, in addition to an exploration of cultural significance and
culture using the 1994 UNESCO Nara Document on Authenticity, this poster will
examine the evolution of graffiti from vandalism to culture; this exposition
also advocates for graffiti conservation and a redefinition of cultural
heritage in contemporary society.
Targeted Audience: The intended audience and context for this
poster is conservation conferences where cultural heritage professionals, urban
historians, curators and gallery owners, museum trustees and directors, city
and government officials, conservation professionals and students would be in
Abstract: This poster counters the traditional roles that
museum based conservators undertake by considering how they have risen to the
challenge of globalization in terms of intangible heritage, mass movement of
collections and the digitization of museum objects. It calls for conservators
to be integrated at a higher level of decision-making within the museum, and
essentially a reconceptualization of the museum itself. This topic in its
infancy begins from desk based research.
This poster would be displayed in the conference
of an international organization concerned with conservation and museums. It is
aimed at a broad audience in the heritage sector as most can relate to the
topic and language.