PŪ MANAAKI KAHURANGI
NEW ZEALAND CONSERVATORS OF CULTURAL MATERIALs
Unmasked: Reflections and Directions in Conservation
Papers reflect on personal or institutional practices and /or discussions on directions for conservation and collection care of heritage. The act of conserving cultural heritage can be preventive, interventive or restorative. Each project or object treatment is imbued with layers of decision-making and process. Often we are too busy meeting deadlines to have the time to reflect on how and why we work as we do. Possible themes for reflection include examining the evolution and efficacy of conservation in your institution or investigating the role of the conservator in relation to other stakeholders. Equally, you might wish to consider your approaches to a specific conservation treatment or explore broader topical questions, such as the decolonisation of heritage. Many times our reflections lead us to new ways of working or this may be as a result of other more immediate influences. Recent theoretical and applied developments in science are offering insights and new directions, particularly in the areas of environmental standards and guides and conservation science. Other topics for directions may include emergency management, sustainability and outreach.
All events will occur over Zoom Webinar. A link will be sent by email for you to access. The draft schedule is: