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Launch of INCCA – Asia Pacific

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments by

On 14th September 2014, the new regional group International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Asia Pacific (INCCA-AP) was launched in Melbourne. Karen te Brake-Baldock, INCCA coordinator, attended the launch and provided us with a brief introduction to INCCA, which was established in 1999 to share and preserve the knowledge needed for the conservation […]

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INCCA Asia Pacific

Aug 29, 2014 No Comments by

With support from INCCA, the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, a regional Asia Pacific group has recently been established. The opening reception of INCCA Asia Pacific will take place on Sunday 14th September at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. If you are attending ICOM-CC in Melbourne this year, join us […]

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IIC 2014 Hong Kong Congress

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments by

Join us for this year’s IIC Congress in Hong Kong!  

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ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments by

  Held in Melbourne, Australia, this year’s ICOM-CC Triennial Conference will be taking place from Monday 15 September to Friday 19 September. The conference programme is now available on the website. The theme of the conference will be “Building strong culture through conservation”. Prepare for an exciting week!

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Conservation Internship

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments by

Rosário Marcelino, Asiarta intern (internship funded by Fundação Oriente, Portugal): The decision to apply for an internship with Asiarta Foundation was made after attending a conference in Portugal, where Bettina Ebert gave an  enthusiastic presentation about a conservation treatment that had been made on two of the foundation’s paintings. My three month internship with Asiarta […]

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Asian Lacquer Symposium

Jul 08, 2013 No Comments by

Buffalo State College recently hosted the Asian Lacquer Symposium, a week-long gathering of a wide range of experts on Asian lacquer. From May 20-24, we met to listen to and discuss work being undertaken on Asian lacquer. Participants included lacquer artists, conservators, art historians, curators, scientists and many more who travelled from all over Asia, […]

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Tạ Tỵ’s Cubist masterpiece completed

Aug 08, 2012 No Comments by

About a year ago, I reported on the cleaning of a cubist masterpiece by Tạ Tỵ. The painting The Guitar was covered in a large amount of overpaint, which took a long time to remove. It was only after overpaint and dirt removal that the full extent of damage and paint loss was visible. It […]

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The Conservation of Material Culture in Tropical Climates

Jun 01, 2012 9 Comments by

Silpakorn University recently hosted the 3rd APTCCARN (Asia Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Research Network) Meeting in Nakhon Pathom at the end of April 2012. The conference covered a broad range of topics relevant to the conservation of material culture in tropical climates. Talks were given on three main topics: artists’ materials and materiality, conservation […]

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Stretcher or strainer?

Mar 19, 2012 2 Comments by

The auxiliary support of a canvas painting is usually a wooden frame onto which the canvas is stretched. This holds the canvas under tension, thus reducing movement of the fabric and allowing the artist to paint on a flat support. There are two common types of auxiliary support. Strainers are rigid frames with fixed corners. […]

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Simple, effective transport boxes for paintings

Aug 29, 2011 No Comments by

Wouldn’t we all love to have access to expertly crafted, custom-made museum transport crates when shipping works of art? Unfortunately, the realities of collecting art in Southeast Asia make this almost impossible. Therefore, we have come up with a simple system that involves readily available materials and is easy and cheap to make in Southeast […]

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