INCCA Literature Database - INCCA BIBL.

Posted on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 11:18
A database of over 2000 citations of literature relating to the conservation of modern and contemporary art, the INCCA Literature Database has been successfully transferred to the Getty Conservation Institute Project Bibliographies website and is now named INCCA BIBL.

Access  the literature database
Go to the GCI Project Bibliographies website. In menu on the left click on the folder titled INCCA - Contemporary.

Building the INCCA Literature Database started during the founding INCCA project. A database of over 2,000 citations of published literature was created through member contributions. In 2006, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) agreed to provide ongoing access to the INCCA Literature Database as one of the data sets made available via the GCI’s project bibliographies webpage. Moving custodianship of the Literature Database will allow INCCA to focus its efforts on the continued development of the “INCCA Database for Artists' Archives.”

The INCCA Literature Database currently contains over 2,000 records related to the conservation of modern and contemporary art. In addition, a number of general references are included as well. The records comprising the bibliography were voluntarily submitted by INCCA members and thus the bibliography is neither encyclopaedic nor comprehensive on the topic of conservation of modern and contemporary art. Rather, it serves as a good introduction to this area of cultural heritage conservation. Thanks to those INCCA members who have contributed to the INCCA Literature Database over the past years. Especially their effort to include student’s theses has made this database a unique tool for conservation research.

INCCA bibliography continued
In the future INCCA will continue to be responsible for content decisions and future additions to this bibliography. The GCI will continue to enhance the bibliographic citations as further citation research is completed. Special thanks to Luke Swetland (Senior Manager, AATA Online & Bibliographic Services, GCI) and Kris Donovan (archivist GCI) for their kind support and great help in the transfer of the database and its continued care.