The Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Conservation Art Research Network (APTCCARN) is a collaborative effort to explore the history and preservation of cultural material in Asia and the Pacific. Traditional and relatively recent works of art are important in terms of national identity and memory, yet research on their preservation has not been a major focus of research in our region. Our focus on works of art made in "international" and "traditional" styles and techniques reveals important information about the culture and conditions in the region.
APTCCARN comprises of a group of researchers whose work focuses on art produced during the twentieth century in the Asia-Pacific region. This research is informed by art historical research, art curatorial practice and conservation and scientific inquiry. APTCCARN provides a forum for the identification and discussion of research focusing on the conservation and scientific analysis of cultural materials in the Asia-Pacific region.
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