The power of touch: a conservator’s view11:30 am - 1:00 pm
20 Sep 2022.
In this fascinating and lively lecture, Jane Henderson, professor of conservation at Cardiff University in Wales and secretary general of the International Institute for Conservation, reflects on the evolving protocols around who can and who can’t touch artworks.
Henderson champions the idea that conservation and collection care needs to be more open to the benefits of touch in a contextually appropriate manner. She’ll use the infamous incident when Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s iconic 1962 dress – in which Monroe sang ‘Happy birthday’ to US President John F Kennedy – to the 2022 Met Gala to illustrate her point.
The lecture will include a conversation with Julian Bickersteth, CEO of International Conservation Services and president of the International Institute for Conservation, and Carolyn Murphy, head of conservation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Proudly supported by International Conservation Services.
$20 non-member$15 AGNSW member $15 AICCM member
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[image caption: Marilyn Monroe in the famous 1962 dress, image courtesy JJs / Alamy Stock Photo]Find Out More
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