Are you attending the International Symposium Acting in Contemporary Art (SBMK summit) on Thursday the 15th of November? If so, then you are invited to sign up to the very first INCCA Speed Mentoring Session. This session will take place during the lunch break of the 15th and is part of the recently launched INCCA Mentoring Programme.
Inspired by and modelled after speed dating, this session creates the chance to have short periods of one-on-one time with established professionals in the field, without all the normal distractions associated with conferences. Mentees can book a short individual session of 10 minutes with one of the 10 mentors listed below. Each mentor will have time to meet with a maximum of four mentees.
The session is an opportunity to ask the mentor anything! You can talk about them, about you, or about the field in general. During this time, nobody will interrupt you, you will not have to pluck up the courage to introduce yourself, or worry about how to get out of an endless or waning conversation! At the end of the allocated time period, a bell will ring, and you will say farewell and allow the next mentee to sit down.
If you are interested in booking 10 minutes with one of the following mentors, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may give a first and a second preference in the case that the mentor of your first choice is already booked. Requests will be dealt with on a first-come first-served basis. More information about the mentors can be read in short biographies in the PDF attached to this page.
Tim Bechthold, Head of Conservation at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich
Lydia Beerkens Senior Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Conservation and Research Institute (SRAL) in Maastricht and freelance conservator of modern art.
Pip Laurenson is the Head of Collection Care Research at Tate in the UK and holds a special chair as Professor of Art, Collection and Care at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Tom Learner Head of the Science department at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), Los Angeles.
Klaas Jan van den Berg senior conservation scientist at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE).
Thea van Oosten independent conservation scientist and advisor, retired from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) in 2011.
Vivian van Saaze Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University.
Muriel Verbeeck Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège and Institut National du Patrimoine, INP, Paris.
Sandra Weerdenburg Head of Conservation, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Glenn Wharton Clinical Associate Professor in Museum Studies at New York University.