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Conference #NZCCM2020

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

  • Erina McCann and Jade Hadfield‘Community, collaboration and conservation – co-developing a methodology for cultural safety and care for the Pacific Cultures Collection at Museum Victoria’(view abstract)
  • Lynn Campbell ‘Salvaging the unsalvagable? Salvaging ephemeral tributes after 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack’ (view abstract)
  • Susanne Grieve ‘When I Say Preservation, What Comes to Mind? Select Community Perceptions of Preservation in Aotearoa New Zealand’ (view abstract)
  • Kristie Short-Traxler ‘Knowing the Need: Benchmarking for Conservation and Collection Care’ (view abstract)

Wednesday 21st October, 2:30-5pm

Theme: Conservation planning and environment

  • Vesna Živković ‘Management of the collection environment: shift towards proactive risk-based approach’(view abstract)
  • Nirmala Balram ‘Maintaining values - the role of conservation’
  • Deeksha Bhardwaj & Theresa Hy ‘Prevention is better than cure: implementation of IPM at MOTAT’ (view abstract)
  • Anastazja Harding ‘INTERNMOIL; A personal reflection on the rationale for Kawerau’s first museum internship’ (view abstract)

Thursday 22nd October, 2-5pm

Theme: Work experience in conservation

  • Megan Harvey ‘Good vibrations: the art of caring for collections during construction projects’ (view abstract)
  • Erin Walker ‘Assessing the Preservation Needs in Auckland Museum’s Documentary Heritage Collections’ (view abstract)
  • Thursday 22nd October, 3pm AGM

Friday 23rd October, 2-5pm

Theme: Case studies

  • Shannah Rynard-Geil ‘Treatment of Two Reverse Painted Species Jars’ (view abstract)
  • Carla Pike ‘Room for Observation: Artist interview and installation with artist Andrew Drummond’ (view abstract)
  • Sarah Drake ‘Conserving the Wahine Berthing Lists’
  • Sarah Askey & Laura van Echten ‘Making Memories of the World: the Katherine Mansfield Notebooks Project at the Alexander Turnbull Library’ (view abstract)
  • Kasserine Ross-Sheppard ‘As Per My Last Experiment: Chemistry via Correspondence’ (view abstract)

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