On November 9th and 10th, eleven INCCA Korea members explored M+ in Hong Kong, with its bustling exhibitions and installations. Alessandra Guarascio, INCCA Asia Pacific coordinator and a member of the M+ Conservation team, organised a program that welcomed the South Korean cohort composed of representatives from the Leeum Museum of Art, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Arario Museum, and private studios. The meetings were graciously hosted at M+'s Conservation and Storage Facility, which houses painting, paper, sculpture, installation, time-based media studios, and a state-of-the-art science laboratory. During their visit, INCCA Korea members delved into the conservation department's long-term strategies and sustainable practices. Discussions centred on sustainability in collection environment management, working with local industries and institutions, challenges in contemporary art conservation, and potential future collaborations between the two groups. Such gatherings for Asian contemporary art conservation professionals are rare, providing a valuable networking opportunity. This trip marked the inception of a network, paving the way for fruitful collaborations in the future. A big thank you to the M+ staff for the warm welcome!
Photos: Wilson Lam. M+, Hong Kong.