Congratulations to INCCA Steering Committee member Pip Laurenson for her appointment at Maastricht University.
Pip Laurenson, Tate’s Head of Collection Care Research, has been seconded from Tate for one day a week to take up a part-time appointment as an extraordinary professor for Maastricht University’s Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH). She will be based within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and her research will concentrate on the networks which underpin the making of contemporary artworks, changing artistic practice and its impact on conservation and the museum. This professorship builds on an existing collaborative research relationship between Tate and Maastricht University including Tate’s partnership in the Marie Curie Doctoral Training Centre, New Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Art led by Maastricht University. Pip will give her inaugural lecture in Maastricht on Friday 18 March 2016, 16:00. The title is: “Practice as Research: Unfolding the Objects of Contemporary Art Conservation.” The inaugural lecture takes place during the MACCH annual conference which will take place on Friday 18 and 19 March 2016.