This training program was developed by the The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ‘New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art’ (NACCA). The goal being to educate PhD candidates with varying intellectual and professional backgrounds to become 'reflective practitioners' and equip them with the tools to play a role in the increasingly interdisciplinary field of contemporary art conservation and theory. While the program is specifically geared to the intellectual and practical goals of the NACCA training network, we hope that the document will be beneficial to other PhD programs in the field.
The NACCA programme (2015-2019) was coordinated by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In total, 15 PhD projects were part of the programme, each investigating different, as yet under-explored aspects of contemporary art conservation. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network NACCA was funded by the European Union H2020 Programme (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014) under Grant Agreement n°642892. For more information about NACCA, please visit: www.nacca.eu