Unmasked: Reflections and Directions in Conservation
We are grateful to our speakers for making their talks available to our members.
Tuesday 20 October 2020, 2-5pm NZT
Wednesday 21 October 2020, 2-5pm NZT
Thursday 22 October 2020, 2-5pm NZT
Friday 23 October 2020, 2-5pm NZT
*The AGM will be held Thursday 22 October 2020 at 3pm on Zoom*
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. This year we are encouraging reflection and discourse on personal or institutional practices
and/or discussions on directions for conservation and collection care 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. Themes include examining the evolution and efficacy of conservation within institutions and the role of the conservator in relation to other stakeholders. Other topics include approaches to a specific conservation treatment, management, sustainability and outreach.
A huge thank you to our generous sponsors
Tuesday 20th October, 2-5pm
Theme: Conservation community and beyond
Wednesday 21st October, 2:30-5pm
Theme: Conservation planning and environment
Thursday 22nd October, 2-5pm
Theme: Work experience in conservation
Friday 23rd October, 2-5pm
Theme: Case studies