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Theory and History in Conservation Working Group
Triennial Programme 2014-2017


Working Group Activities and Projects 2014-2017:

  • Continue communication through the newsletter, forum postings and discussions on the ICOM-CC website. There will not be an Interim Meeting this triennium so the focus will be communicating electronically amongst the Working Group.
  • During this triennial period, the number of newsletters will increase to one or two each year, providing a timely resource of information for our membership.
  • Encourage more participation from regions of the world that are currently underrepresented in the Working Group, as noted in the survey of the Working Group members from June 2012. These areas include: Africa, Oceania, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East. As part of this initiative, Ayesha Fuentes, conservator and consultant at the Division for Cultural Properties, Department of Culture, Thimphu, Bhutan, will be contributing a column to the newsletter that focuses on the theory and history of conservation in Asia.
  • Liaison with other conservation organizations, look for opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge about contemporary conservation theory. Assistant Coordinator, Helia Marcal will specifically liaison with International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA) Iberoamerica to discuss community conservation of contemporary art and the Working Group aims to coordinate a workshop on this topic in 2016 in London.

The Coordinator and Assistant Coordinators will work as a team soliciting and creating content for the Theory and History of Conservation Working Group's newsletter and webpage, encouraging participation from the membership on the website and soliciting papers for the 2017 Triennial Conference in Copenhagen.


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