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April 23rd, 2012 to March 25th, 2012

The Conservation of Material Culture in Tropical Climates: The 3rd APTCCARN Meeting in 2012

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

Conservation Practice

Communicating Conservation

 

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, nicoleat@unimelb.edu.au,

Ms Wanwisa, Conference Committee, Staff of Dr Klangpol Kamolchote, Director, Office of Academic Service;, Silpakorn University, miel_love@hotmail.com

 

Dr Nicole Tse

ARC Post Doctorate Fellow

Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

The University of Melbourne

Parkville VIC Australia