Staff and recent graduates of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC), University of Melbourne are taking part in the 4th Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Art Conservation Research Network (APTCCARN) conference. From November 25-27 APTCCARN will hold their 4th meeting at the Conservation Centre, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan. With a focus on Asia Pacific’s diverse climate and history, the meeting aims to embrace cultural materials conservation in the region, lessons learnt and ways forward.
Issues such as developing a regional practice of conservation within the needs, resources, communtities and geographic place will be addressed for locally informed decision making. This is in light of recent extreme weather events, the current reality of the environment and sustainable practices. It is also a targeted forum for the dissemination and discussion of regionally relevant preservation solutions for Southeast Asia’s vast cultural record by bringing together international experts engaged with the conservation of material culture in hot, humid climates to this event in Taiwan.
This meeting is in collaboration between Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (University of Melbourne, Australia) under the auspices of APTCCARN.
To learn more about the conference, visit the website: http://2015aptccarn.csu.edu.tw/index.html