2015 Annual Meeting EMG/OSG/VoCA Joint Session: Collaboration with Artists in the Preservation of Artistic Heritage

The Electronic Media Group (EMG) and Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) are joining with Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) to present a special joint session on the topic of collaboration with artists at the upcoming AIC Annual Meeting in Miami, FL, May 13-16, 2015.
Recognizing that artists have a stake in the legacy of their work has shifted conservation practice in recent decades. Moreover, it is possible to maintain a critical art historical discourse while also integrating the voices and opinions of the artists within preservation strategies for their artworks. The mission of organizations like VoCA has been guided by the possibilities of this shift. Increasingly, these practices are flourishing at major museums across the country.
Many conservators are actively seizing opportunities to interview and otherwise interact with artists. This session provides a venue for novice and experienced practitioners alike, from conservation and allied preservation-related fields, to share their outlook on and practice of collaboration with artists and their associates.
The sessions will be take place on Thursday, May 14, from 2pm-5:30pm, and Friday, May 15, from 8:30am-12:30pm. A ½ hour discussion will be held at the end of each day’s talks, led by Jill Sterrett on Thursday and Glenn Wharton on Friday.
The full schedule for the joint sessions is available here.