Network for education professionals and students in contemporary art conservation
Welcome to the network on education and training in the field of contemporary art conservation. In this relatively new field in conservation, conservators deal with ever changing art practices and as a result the traditional conservation paradigm has shifted. As the need for new methodologies and conservation strategies become clear, the role of the conservator is constantly changing. These changes in practice have a direct effect on the education and training needs of conservators. How this broad and distinctive discipline is addressed in training varies around the world.
The INCCA Education network was founded as a platform for education professionals and students to inform and to facilitate exchange and debate for the betterment of the field on contemporary art conservation. The group was established as part of the international research project PRACTICs (2009-2011) and was officially launched in Amsterdam during the international symposium Contemporary Art: Who Cares?, June 2010.
Members of Education session at Contemporary Art: Who Cares? Amsterdam, June 9, 2010: Ysbrand Hummelen, Glenn Wharton, Gunnar Heydenreich, Sanneke Stigter, Lydia Beerkens, Gerda Kaltenbrunner, Anna Comiotto, Barbara Sommermeyer. Photo: Andreas Bilo.
- Provide insight into relevant training programmes, workshops and courses.
- Facilitate contact and collaboration between professional educators and students.
- Stimulate critical debate on training methodologies in relation to constant adaption to current artistic practices and shifts in collection management.
- Disseminate information via the INCCA Education website.
- Upkeep of the INCCA Education Linked In group.
- Organize opportunities for professional educators, conservators and students to exchange experience, explore collaboration and discuss the needs in education of contemporary art conservation.
The network is accessible to all education professionals and students that are interested or involved in training and education in the field of conservation of contemporary art. Group members must be affiliated to an institution that is recognized by an organization like ENCoRE in Europe or similar organizations that safeguard the quality standards of the profession and confirm the ethical codes of conservation and restoration. Join by signing up to the INCCA Education Network group at Linked In. See here for more information: Join INCCA Education