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Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group
Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group

Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group

The Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group is an international group that promotes the discussion and dissemination of information on ethical and technical issues concerning the conservation of ethnographic objects and collections. Indigenous objects represent particular challenges to the conservation professional: from a technical point of view, they are often made of a huge variety of organic and/or inorganic materials, which may be found exclusively in their place of origin; and from an ethical point of view, these objects are linked to a history of use and to the community from which they originated before they were collected by the museum – thus, their care and conservation is to be carried out in a way that is respectful of the object’s history and community of origin.

Contact

Coordinator of the Working Group

Catherine Smith

Archives New Zealand 
Information & Knowledge Services 
The Department of Internal Affairs 
Dunedin, New Zealand
E-mail: Catherine.Smith@dia.govt.nz

Catherine Smith

Assistant Coordinators

Sabine Cotte

Paintings Conservation
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Ana Carolina Delgado Vieira

Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia - MAE / USP
São Paulo, BRAZIL

Lucie Monot

Musee déthnographie de Genève
Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Saiful Bakhri

Bali Cultural Heritage Centre
Bali, INDONESIA

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