Project: INCCA Founding Project (1999-2002)

Posted on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 00:00
INCCA founding members, October 2002
Project manager: Tatja Scholte, Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN

In 1999, a group of eleven international modern art museums and related institutions applied to the European Commission (Raphael Programme) under the umbrella International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA). The INCCA project was accepted and work started in January 2000 led by the organiser, the ICN (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage) and the co-organiser, Tate, London. This first INCCA project has been completed in October 2002. 

INCCA’s most important set of objectives, which are closely interlinked, focuses on the building of a website with underlying databases that will facilitate the exchange of professional knowledge and information. Furthermore, INCCA partners are involved in a collective effort to gather information directly from artists.

INCCA is a network of professionals and as such contributes to an international collaboration which goes beyond the scope of the project. The practical demands of the current project meant that the group had to limit itself to eleven partners, but the intention is to expand the INCCA in future into a network for all professionals in the field of modern and contemporary art preservation. 
Before INCCA started the partners were all actively involved in the symposium (1997) and publication (1999) Modern Art: Who Cares? 

Partners of the INCCA Founding Project:
  • Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), Amsterdam (organiser)
  • Tate, London (co-organiser)
  • Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent
  • Restaurierungszentrum der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf
  • Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York/Bilbao
  • Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi/ Konservatorskolen, Copenhagen
  • Fundacio ‘La Caixa’ / Centre Cultural de Barcelona
  • Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK), Vienna
  • Galeria d’Arte Moderna (GAM), Turin
  • Academy of Fine Art / Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Warsaw
  • Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), The Netherlands