Thursday, 22 January 2015

Collateral Damage: Conflict and the Iraq Museum Looting

By: C. Miller

Abstract: This poster is intended to inform the audience about the Iraq Museum looting in 2003 and the role of international organisations in conserving museum collections impacted by war.

Target Audience: Conservators, archaeologists, foreign service officials.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Shattering the Myth of Objectivity in Conservation

By K. M.

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

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Can Time-Based Media Installation Be Preserved?

By: P. Wang

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

From Vandalism to Culture: An Evolution of Graffiti

By: J. Hamilton

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 attendance.

Conservation and Globalisation: Shifting Museumscapes

By: B.C.

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.  

Targeted Audience:
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.

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