Contemporary Art Conservation Revisited: 20 Years Later - Call for Papers & Save the Date

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Our training program's 20th anniversary provides us with a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the evolving roles and practices in contemporary art conservation. We would like to invite you to partake in this process and hope for your manifold contributions to create an engaging event for our community. Please find below a call for papers and an invitation for a symposium organized by the Bern University of the Arts.

Contemporary Art Conservation Revisited: 20 Years Later

In 2001, the first students graduated in a new specialty at the Bern University of the Arts’ conservation training program: Conservation of Modern Materials and Media. As a precursor in the field, the specialty’s launch was a response to changing contemporary artists' practices and a commitment to the preservation of artworks outside traditional disciplines, embodying unconventional technologies and materials. The necessity of a different approach to care for and treat these works of art is reflected in its curriculum, incorporating methodologies and techniques from social sciences, revisiting the importance of documentation, and establishing the significance of artistic concepts within a decision-making process.

Looking back at the last 20 years, we see shifts in the field of contemporary art conservation, which compel us to (re)define its role, questioning existing structures and modes of operating: What is a conservator of contemporary art today? What is their skillset, and has it changed over the years? What are the types of roles contemporary art conservators fulfill? How inclusive is this discipline and who has access to it? Did the discipline’s approach or areas of research shift during the years? Which new research topics have emerged? How can an institution benefit from conservators being part of the team and facilitating processes of acquisition, artist engagement, and research? And what, if we look more closely, hinders these developments in our institutions?

This two-day symposium aims to examine and debate these questions, hoping to inspire dialog between stakeholders.

We're looking for a variety of perspectives and positions to reflect on this topic and invite abstracts from conservators, collection managers, curators, educators, registrars and artists. These may include considerations on roles and values, new tools and skills needed, case studies that have brought upon changes in approach, as well as positions examining new areas of research or shifts in education programs, emphasizing different aspects of training.

The symposium will be held virtually on  Jan 27 & 28, 2022. For more information visit

The organizing committee: Dörte Doering, Martina Haidvogl, Martina Pfenninger Lepage

Donnerstag, 27. Januar 2022 bis Freitag, 28. Januar 2022

Nicht-invasiv dank digitaler Techniken. Neue Perspektiven in der Erforschung und Restaurierung von Wandmalerei

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Save the date Nicht-invasiv dank digitaler Techniken. Neue Perspektiven in der Erforschung und Restaurierung von Wandmalerei Internationale Tagung der HAWK (Fakultät Bauen und Erhalten und Hornemann Institut) in Kooperation mit dem Brandenburgischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologisches Landesmuseum sowie dem Domstift Brandenburg

Mittwoch, 27. April 2022 bis Samstag, 30. April 2022 10:00 - 17:00
Brandenburg a. d. H., Rathaus

Interdisziplinäre Tagung 2022: 850 Jahre St. Godehard in Hildesheim

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Anlässlich des 1000jährigen Jubiläums des Amtsantritts von Bischof Godehard (1022-1038) plant das Bistum Hildesheim ein Festjahr, das auch über die Bistumsgrenzen hinausstrahlen soll. Das Hornemann Institut der HAWK in Hildesheim nimmt diesen Jahrestag zum Anlass, in Kooperation mit dem Bistum u. a. eine interdisziplinäre Tagung über die ehemalige Benediktiner-Klosterkirche St. Godehard zu veranstalten, die 2022 ihr 850jähriges Weihejubiläum feiert. Nähere Informationen auf der Website des Hornemann Instituts: Ansprechpartnerin: Dr. A. Weyser

Montag, 19. September 2022 bis Mittwoch, 21. September 2022 14:00 - 17:00
HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen