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Research programme: New Strategies in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

New Strategies in the Conservation of Contemporary Art is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research programme of Maastricht University (UM), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN). It is partly funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The programme will run from September 2009 until September 2013 and will be executed in close collaboration with museums in the Netherlands and abroad. The research programme consists of 5 projects and a synthesis.


Synthesis by Renée van de Vall  - Towards a theory and ethics for the conservation of contemporary art

PhD project by Hanna Barbara Hölling- Organic Art. Unstable Materials and Contemporary Conservation

PhD project by Tatja Scholte - The impact of conservation on site-specific works of art

PhD project by Sanneke Stigter - Between Concept and Material: conservation and museum practice in view of artworks by Ger van Elk, Jan Dibbets and Joseph Kosuth

PhD project by Ysbrand Hummelen - Technological mediation and materiality in the conservation practice of modern and contemporary art

Post-doc project by Vivian van Saaze - Documenting artworks. On knowledge transfer and documentation procedures in the re-execution of contemporary artworks.

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