Upcoming Event | Collections Care: Staying Relevant in Changing Times, ASEAN & Beyond | Singapore, 23-25 October 2019

The Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) in Singapore has organised an event that may be of interest to APTCCARN Members, on the theme Collections Care: Staying Relevant in Changing Times, ASEAN & Beyond, which will be held at the National Museum of Singapore from 23-25 October 2019.

Focusing on the cross-disciplinary nature of collections care, the conference aims to contextualise challenges and solutions through shared experiences, and to celebrate advancements, while strengthening and forging relationships within the profession. 

APTCCARN Founding Member Professor Robyn Sloggett AM (Cripps Foundations Chair of Cultural Materials Conservation, and Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation) will give the Keynote Presentation on ‘Simplicity in Complexity: Trends and Future Directions in Caring for Collections in Australia and Southeast Asia’. Research by APTCCARN Founding Members, Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador, Ph.D. (Assistant Director, National Museum, Philippines) on ‘Engaging Museum Audiences through Protection and Promotion of Collection at The National Museum of The Philippines’ and Chiraporn Aranyanark (Conservation Specialist, National Discovery Museum Institute, Thailand) on ‘Sustainable Approach for Climate Control in the Tropics’, will also be presented.

Over three days the conference hopes to bring together a diverse pool of cultural workers ranging from collection managers and registrars, to conservators and scientists, including librarians, archivist, cataloguers, and curators from various cultural institutions to engage in dialogue. The conference will also include a poster presentation session, a welcome cocktail reception and an optional half-day tour. 

The conference theme broadly covers:

  • Customised approaches or innovative use of technology in strengthening collections management or care; 

  • Interdisciplinary and contextual approaches to conservation of traditional and contemporary works of art and artefacts; 

  • Strategies in keeping and accessing digital collections;

  • Enhancing access to and research of collections through collection cataloguing and knowledge management; and

  • Application of scientific analysis in characterising and understanding the properties of materials found in the region.

Early Bird Registration (25 April to 26 August 2019), ICOM Member rate, Museum Roundtable Member rate, and Student rate: 350 SGD

Normal Registration (from 27 August): 500 SGD

More information about the conference programme and registration can be found on the conference website.

New Publication | Material Availability & Painting Practice: A Case Study of Singapore Artist Georgette Chen

Read new conservation research on Singapore artist Georgette Chen from the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and Balai Seni Visual Negara published by the AICCM Bulletin (Taylors & Francis):

O’Donnell, E, Tse, N and Ahmad, A 2015 ‘Material availability and painting practice: a case study of Singapore artist Georgette Chen’, The AICCM Bulletin, vol. 36.2, pp. 1-12, DOI 10.1080/10344233.2015.1127581.

Click here to download the eprint