TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions, pairing with leading content partners, to share knowledge and expertise to strengthen one’s art knowledge.
Conservation is an umbrella term used by ICOM to refer to all measures and actions aimed at safeguarding tangible cultural heritage while ensuring its accessibility to present and future generations. This broad term encompasses approaches which aim to preserve and restore art works for the enjoyment and education of all, marking testimony to our cultural achievements and providing legacy for next generations. Conservation is complex and demands the collaboration of relevant qualified professionals. But who makes decisions within the field of care of collections?
This panel will bring together three conservation professionals from three different backgrounds to discuss and debate the key factors that should be considered when making conservation related decisions. The decision-making process should involve many different voices so as to ensure that all facets are considered. We will hear from the conservator, from the art-historian and from the conservation scientist what priorities and input each brings to the decision-making process. Do join this debate at TEFAF to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Museum Restoration Fund.