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By E. B.
The intent of this poster is to present the recent changes in methodology and perspective within the conservation profession. While classical conservation has tended to concern itself with the object and material components of an ethnographic object, the field is changing to accommodate interests in a collaborative and dynamic process with authority given to the living cultures from which the objects originated. Particular focus here is given to the living, intangible and sacred cultural heritage of North American Native and Indigenous peoples.
Target Audience Museum visitors, with a specific emphasis toward those who might be considered amateur ethnographers as well as undergraduate students of museology and conservation.
Preservation of endangered artifacts and sites in areas of conflict
By E. Demarche
The aim of this poster (and accompanying paper) is to provide cultural heritage professionals working in areas of conflict with ideas and guidelines on how to best preserve objects and sites of archaeological and cultural value. This is done by discussing possible actions and through the use of past examples of both successes and failures. A special thank you to Ms. Laura Childs and Dr. Laurie Rush for helping me find some sources of research.
Target Audience Cultural heritage professionals (i.e. archaeologists, curators, conservators, et cetera) who are located and working in areas where objects and sites of cultural and archaeological value.
By J. F. Ellis
Target Audience Geared
to educate people
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By T. Hudson
In cases of in situ conservation of religious heritage, the original custodians are not only important stakeholders but can also be valuable resources for the conservation process. Conservators must approach such situations with a sense of openness to different value systems and the possibility for mutual education. Case studies demonstrate positive instances of preservation and continuity achieved through cooperation and communication.
Target Audience Museum professionals, conservators, conservation students.
Contemporary Art: Authenticity & Replicas fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
By S. Kavda
This poster uses case studies of conceptual art to introduce notions of authenticity and replicas in eastern and western contexts. It points out the need to alter conservation approaches towards contemporary artworks, as they contradict some aspects of conservation ethics. The aim is to highlight that it may not be unethical to replicate contemporary works of art when materiality is not their central value.
Target Audience Professional art conservators, especially contemporary art conservators.
Neutrality, Objectivity and Reversibility: Fact or Fiction?
By T. K.
The present poster explores the concepts of neutrality, objectivity and reversibility. Although such long held tenets have guided conservation interventions since the mid-twentieth century, dynamic social changes are calling them in question. In addition, their roles in decision making process in relation to the current approach of conservation are being thoroughly examined.
Target Audience Conservation students (Approximate Age: 18-23)