INCCA Newsletter: February 2023

Thea and the book at the launch of the book in May in Los Angeles at  the AIC conference.
Thea and the book at the launch of the book in May in Los Angeles at  the AIC conference.

Dear INCCA Community,

We hope you had a good start to the year!

In case you missed the announcement, INCCA is currently looking to actively involve early career conservators in our network. We are expanding our Steering Committee to include an early career conservator on a fixed-term basis. This position will be a rotating one, enabling a new appointment every two years. If you are interested, send a one-page CV and a short statement about why you would like to join the committee and what you would like to do during the period (300 words max) to by the 10th of February.

Following that, if you are based in the Asia Pacific region, our regional group, INCCA-Asia Pacific is also inviting members to join the regional working group! Some previous projects include INCCA Café and Talks with M+ Museum. Send a short statement about your experience and interests to by the 10th of February.

Coming up, we have INCCA (Book) Talk with Thea van Oosten on the 9th of February at 5pm CET! Thea is a conservation scientist, educator, and internationally regarded expert on the behaviour and properties of plastics. Last year, she published a rich and extensive guide for conservators, curators, collectors, and students, drawing on many years of research and teaching with the book Properties of Plastics – a Guide for Conservators. If you haven’t registered for the Talk yet, you can do so  here.

Lastly, you can find the recaps and recordings of INCCA Talks (and one Café) from the previous year on the INCCA website! You can have an overview of them on the INCCA Talks and INCCA Cafes pages. :)


INCCA Steering Committee

Looking for an early career INCCA Steering Committee member 2023!

INCCA was established two decades ago to facilitate the exchange of information created by professionals in the conservation field. So much has changed since 1999, particularly in...
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Join the INCCA-Asia Pacific working group

INCCA-Asia Pacific was established in 2014 as a regional group to provide local input into programs of INCCA (International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art). Early...
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INCCA (Book) Talk with Thea van Oosten

Thea van Oosten is a world-renowned expert in the conservation of plastics. Last year, she published a rich and extensive guide for conservators, curators, collectors and students...
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Recording: INCCA Talk with M+ Museum

Thank you all for joining the INCCA Café with M+ Museum: On Meaning and Interchangeability on the 30th November 2023. Below you can find the recording of the Café and feel free to...
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Deep Learning applied to Polarized Light M…

Northwestern University and M+ are offering a NEH-funded postdoctoral fellowship to undertake a pathbreaking project in deep learning applied to the characterization of artist...

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Object-Event-Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity / onli…

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 17:00-18:30 CET / online The SNSF research project "Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge" in collaboration with the SNSF research project...

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SFMOMA Fellowship in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

Caring for contemporary art requires problem-solving that diverges from traditionally prescribed conservation activities. The SFMOMA Conservation Fellowship provides immersive...

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Roberta Piantavigna

Investigating Adhesives for Expanded Polystyrene Foam: Preliminar…

Research is currently underway investigating suitable adhesives for expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam as part of a Durham University research project. Please help further this...

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Course: San Gemini Preservation Studies

Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer We are accepting applications for our summer 2023 field school in Italy. Our deadline for applications is March 15...
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Call for Participants - Conserving Canvas: Cotton Duck (July 10-2…

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT APPLICATIONS - APPLY BY FEBRUARY 6, 2023 (see application details below) Conserving Canvas: Cotton Duck July 10 – 21, 2023 – Full time, in-person...

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Ellen Davis