The Conservation of Material Culture in Tropical Climates: The 3rd APTCCARN Meeting in 2012
Registrations are Open
Monday 23 April to Wednesday 25 April 2012
Silpakorn University, Nakornpathom in Thailand (56 km north of Bangkok)
This conference, while not focused on textiles, is important for the overall subject of dealing with art preservation in damp climates.
There is an opportunity to meet fellow conservators from SEA and Australia.
There are two related discussions to textiles on Day 3.
Panel Discussion on Day 3:
- The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles: Establishing a Preservation and Conservation Framework
- Lao textile heritage: preserving a collection to promote weaving culture
The Conservation of Material Culture in Tropical Climates: 3rd APTCCARN Meeting (Asia Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Network)’ is a targeted forum for the dissemination and discussion of regionally relevant preservation solutions for Southeast Asia's vast cultural record. Co-organised by the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Silpakorn University in Thailand under the APTCCARN (Asia Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Network), the program brings international experts engaged with the conservation of material culture in hot, humid climates to this event in Thailand. The program aims to disseminate recent findings coordinated under the larger strategic agenda of APTCCARN (http://cultural-conservation.unimelb.edu.au/partners/international/aptccarn/) and engage a broader audience to its activities and future programs.
Over three days the 3rd APTCCARN Meeting will address regionally relevant issues relating to the conservation of material culture where the ageing of artworks in tropical climates and individual artists choice of materials are the key factors influencing the preservation of vast collections of cultural heritage in tropical Southeast Asia. The 3rd APTCCARN Meeting will be delivered at Silpakorn University's Nakorn Pathom Campus where the Faculty of Fine Arts, Materials Research Centre for Art and Design, and Silpakorn University's Arts Centre are located. The program will include formal papers based on the APTCCARN research platforms and artist- conservator panel discussions presented in a Symposium context, together with practicum visits to the Art Centre, artists studios and artists paint manufacturers to engage participants in the issues informing material behaviour in tropical climates and their methods of production.
2012 Conference Themes:
Artists Materials and Materiality
Program: Please see the attached list of papers
The Conference Dinner will be on Monday 23 April and will be hosted by the Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University.
Registrations are open: Attendance at the conference is limited. Registration fees include attendance at the conference, conference program including the abstracts, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, site visits and conference dinner. There are two full registration fees, one for local Thai participants and one for international participants.
Full Registration - Standard International - $100 AUD
Full Registration - Standard Thai Local - $50 AUD
For more information contact us via email at
Dr Nicole Tse, Conference Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ms Wanwisa, Conference Committee, Staff of Dr Klangpol Kamolchote, Director, Office of Academic Service;, Silpakorn University, email@example.com
Dr Nicole Tse
ARC Post Doctorate Fellow
Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC Australia