6-9 DECEMBER 2016
The University of Amsterdam collaborates with the Estonian Academy of Arts and Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn to organise an interview workshop for students Cultural Heritage & Conservation and Art History & Visual Culture, co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. Aside from theory and development of the use of the artist interview in conservation research, students will learn different interview techniques, set up an interview scenario, and conduct an interview with Estonian artist Merike Estna. The students learn to make transcripts and annotations, provide metadata and prepare the material for the INCCA-database of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art. The course will provide insight into the value of oral history for research in conservation and provide an opportunity to reflect on the role of the researcher/conservator in the perpetuation of complex installation artworks.