On the 12th of November, during the Future Talks 019 conference in Munich, an INCCA speed mentoring session took place. 10 wonderful volunteer mentors spoke with 4 mentees each for a quick 10 minutes. It was a lively session and we have already received a lot of positive feedback. Many thanks to the mentors for giving up their lunch break and being open to share their expertise and experience! The INCCA Steering Committte would like to thank Tim Bechtold, in particular for being so accomodating and helpful in making the session possible!
Tim Bechthold Head of Conservation at Die Neue Sammlung, The Design Museum in Munich.
Reinhard Bek partner of bek&frohnert LLC based in New York City.
Roger Griffith Associate Sculpture and Objects Conservator. The David Booth Conservation Department, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Suzan de Groot Conservation scientist , Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE)
Brenda Keneghan Senior polymer scientist, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Anna Laganà Research Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.
Christian Scheidemann is senior conservator and President of Contemporary Conservation in New York.
Barbara Sommermeyer conservator at the Hamburger Kunsthalle / Gallery of Contemporary Art
Sanneke Stigter Assistant Professor in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the University of Amsterdam.
Thea van Oosten independent conservation scientist and advisor, retired from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) in 2011.
The INCCA mentoring programme (launched in 2018) aims to connect emerging conservators, or those new to the conservation of contemporary art, with recognized and established conservation professionals. It will allow the fostering of meaningful one-on-one mentoring experiences around specific short-term activities, and also the creation of longer-term professional relationships.
Read more about the programme here.