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About INCCA-AP

INCCA-Asia Pacific is a regional group of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA). INCCA is an international network of professionals connected to the conservation of contemporary art. It offers platforms for information exchange and a unique database of records where INCCA members can upload and access unpublished information about artists and artworks. It also provides programs for creating new knowledge for the field. Information about other INCCA regional groups can be found here.

As a regional group, INCCA-Asia Pacific aims to draw on existing INCCA experience to promote the specificity of Asia Pacific regional practice. It also aims to encourage regional input into the INCCA database and projects. In particular, INCCA-Asia Pacific aims to encourage communication and mutual assistance through the sharing of knowledge and skills in the region. It aims to develop a local network to document and address common concerns, and to communicate specific regional issues and challenges of contemporary art conservation in the Asia Pacific.

OBJECTIVES

  • To draw on the existing INCCA experience to promote the specificity of Asia Pacific regional practice.
  • To become a regionally relevant network for artists, conservators, curators, archivists, collectors, educators and other practice related professionals in the Asia Pacific region.
  • To record and promote the sharing of knowledge between professionals in the region as means of mutual assistance and support, and to add content to the INCCA website.
  • To investigate specific issues and challenges of the region. This includes issues of climate; material culture; availability of materials for creative and conservation practice; documentation; fusion creation - traditional and contemporary art practices; conservation awareness; and education and training opportunities.
  • To promote awareness, build relationships and explore similarities in the roles and working practices of art professionals in the region.

GOVERNANCE

The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Asia Pacific (INCCA-AP) was founded in 2014.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

ANNE CARTER
Anne is a paintings conservator working at the Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Anne's research interest is in Modern and Contemporary paintings.
DIANA TAY
Diana's research interest is in sustainable institution practices for the care of contemporary art in Southeast Asian institutions. She has worked with institutions in Singapore, Philippines, Australia and London.
SARAH HILLARY
Sarah is the Principal Conservator at the Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki. Sarah has published work on the techniques of modern and contemporary New Zealand artists.
BETTINA EBERT
Bettina is working for Asiarta Foundation in Malaysia where she is in charge of collections management and conservation of the Witness Collection, a comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary Vietnamese art.
SABINE COTTE
Sabine is a freelance paintings conservator based in Melbourne, Australia. She has been involved in missions for UNESCO and private foundations in Bhutan and Nepal. Sabine has published research on Himalayan thangkas.
SELINA HALIM
Selina is a freelance paintings conservator at David Stein & Co in Sydney, Australia and Art Clinic Conservation in Indonesia. Selina has published and presented her research in artist materials and technique studies, as well as art and conservation in Indonesia.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INCCA-AP gratefully acknowledges in-kind support from the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) and the Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).