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Stop press: two grant opportunities with the Gabo Trust

The Gabo Trust is inviting grant applications from conservators of modern and contemporary sculpture towards attending the following two conferences

Getty Conservation Institute Symposium
Living Matter/ La Materia Viva
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporraneo (MUAC) and Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografia (ENCRyM), Mexico City,
12 - 15 June 2019

This symposium will discuss the implications and challenges associated with collecting, displaying, and preserving contemporary works that include biological materials. It will explore how the initial intention for a work might conflict with museum policies and how this might impact on the nature and lifespan of a work. A range of possible solutions will be presented through case studies, as well as an overview of current thinking and practices on this topic. More information from the event website here

(Above: MUAC, Mexico City)

4th ICON International Conference
New Perspectives: Contemporary Conservation Thinking and Practice
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, 12 - 15 June 2019

This conference will include discussions and debates on the latest research, practical applications and innovative thinking across the sector. More information from the event website here. 

(Above: Waterfront Hall, Belfast)

Deadline for completed Gabo Trust grant applications for both conferences:
Friday 5th April 2019.

For further information on our CPD grants and how to apply, click here. 

 

 

 

June 2018: News from the Gabo Trust

Newss from the Gabo Trust: IIC 2018 Turin Congress: Last chance to apply for a Gabo Trust grant; Leeds Art Gallery Sculpture Survey; Recent Grants Awarded; SPark Publication and Courtauld Institute Seminar Report

December 2017: News from the Gabo Trust

Furthering research into and supporting conservation of modern and contemporary sculpture through grants to individual conservators, institutions and educational organisations.

March 2017: News from the Gabo Trust

Grant opportunities, including ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference; reports from Keep it Moving? Conserving Kinetic Sculpture and  Saving the Now: Crossing Boundaries to Conserve Contemporary Works of Art in Los Angeles; Conservation surveys of modern and contemporary sculpture collections and funding conservation research

February 2016: News from the Gabo Trust

February 2016 news from the Gabo Trust

Furthering research into and supporting conservation of modern and contemporary sculpture through grants to individual conservators, institutions and educational organisations. 

Stop Press:

Gabo Trust currently accepting grant applications for
‘Keep it Moving? Conserving Kinetic Art’ Conference

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Gabo Trust sponsors sculpture conservation surveys for major collections

The Gabo Trust has expanded its role in furthering research and understanding of contemporary sculpture conservation. Museums in the UK have a shortage of expert conservators in this emerging specialism, which includes conservation, managing change, the understanding of new materials and how they age, the necessity to liaise with living sculptors, their fabricators and foundries. In response to this need, the Gabo Trust has created a new grant for specialist sculpture surveys of museum collections of modern and contemporary sculpture.