CARING FOR COLLECTIONS: COLLABORATION & INNOVATION
A student event hosted by
the Philadelphia Area Conservation Association
at National Mechanics, Philadelphia, PA
March 2, 2015
6pm – 8pm
The Philadelphia Area Conservation Association is delighted to host a night of student lectures on interdisciplinary collaboration within the cultural heritage sector on March 2, 2015 at National Mechanics in Philadelphia’s Old City. With this event we hope to bring together current graduate students and emerging scholars from various academic disciplines to discuss how collaboration with related fields can be rewarding and innovative. Lectures will be presented in good company and over delicious libations in a beautiful historic setting. Attendance at this event is free, and open to the public.
The aim of this PACA student event is to energize the discussion of the practice and research in the protection of cultural heritage, and do so by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies that utilize new networking avenues.
Work in cultural heritage is ripe with stories where innovative student projects are happening every day. More than ever, young scholars are using their diverse skill sets and wider connections to tackle tough challenges in the creation, preservation, management, and research of cultural objects and landscapes. The event offers a forum for new voices to present and discuss new initiatives as well as case studies for a public audience.
This event provides an excellent opportunity for creating connections with professionals in fields involving our cultural heritage. Three short (15 minute) lectures will highlight case studies in which the presenters worked with experts in related fields to answer a research question, solve a problem, or create something new. Current graduate students and emerging professionals in the fields of art conservation, historic preservation, art history, studio art, and museum studies are particularly encouraged to present.
Participation and attendance in the event is free. The organizers will not cover travel or accommodation expenses.