October 25th, 2021

ICRA announces details of 2021 Annual Conference 'Sculpture and the Catalogue Raisonné from Antiquity to NFTs'

The ICRA Board is delighted to announce the details of it's 2021 Annual Conference which will take place online on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 December 2021. The title is ‘Sculpture and the Catalogue Raisonné: From Antiquity to NFTs’ and on both days the sessions will start at 1pm (UK time). The programme has been organised by Dr Sharon Hecker and we are indebted to her for securing an impressive cast of pre-eminent scholars and experts from around the world to make such a rich programme.

Whether traditionally made, ephemeral, or dematerialised, sculpture presents a host of fascinating challenges for those tasked with documenting, cataloguing, and archiving it. Panel topics include cutting-edge issues relevant to our times: Cataloguing Renaissance Sculpture; To Include or Exclude; Labelling and Terminology; Restoring, Conserving, Replicating and Fabricating; Lifetime and Posthumous; Dematerialisation: The Catalogue Raisonné and the Evolving Definition of Sculpture; 2D for 3D – Print, Digital, Audio: Different Media for Cataloguing Sculpture and Preparing for the Future.

The conference will follow the model of last year’s event and include a mixture of pre-recorded and live presentations. There will also be ample opportunity for questions and debate through the use of a chat feed and live Q&A sessions with our speakers. The ticket price is £200 for non ICRA members (concessions available). Please use the ticket booking form link below to book and pay for your ticket. The ticket price includes a link to attend all the sessions on both days as well as links to recordings of all the sessions, which will be emailed to attendees the week after the conference.

To book tickets, click here.

Confirmed speakers are (in alphabetical order):

Amy Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Art Law, New York University

Malcolm Baker, Art Historian, University of California at Riverside

Jane Basset, Conservator, Department of Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, J.Paul Getty Museum, Member of CAST:ING Project

Madeleine Bessborough, Roche Court New Art Centre

Francesca Bewer, Research Curator, Conservation and Technical Study Program, Harvard Art Museums, Member of CAST:ING Project

David Bourgarit, Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, Member of CAST:ING Project

Martha Buskirk, Professor of Art History, Montserrat College of Art

Andrew Butterfield, Art Historian, Curator, Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts

Penelope Curtis, Art Historian, Curator, former Director of Tate Britain and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Susan Cooke, Publications Project Manager at Gagosian and Former Associate Director, The Estate of David Smith

Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times

Deafbeef, Artist

Brad Epley, Chief Conservator at The Menil Collection and Artists Documentation Program (ADP), Whitney Museum and Menil Collection

David Ekserdjian, Professor of Art History, University of Leicester, Organizer of “Bronze” exhibition at the Royal Academy

Ann Gallagher, Author of Rachel Whiteread Catalogue Raisonné

Jennifer Gross, Curator and Art Historian

Arie Hartog, Director of Gerhard Marcks Haus and Author of Hans Arp Catalogue Raisonné (Hans Arp: Sculptures, a Critical Survey)

Sharon Hecker, Art Historian and Curator, specialist modern and contemporary Italian sculpture

Peter Karol, Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program, New England Law, Boston

Alexandra Keiser, Curator of Research, Archipenko Foundation, Co-editor of Archipenko Sculpture Catalog Raisonné

Andrew Lacey, Sculptor, Bronze-caster, Archaeometallurgist and independent Scholar

Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director, Holt/Smithson Foundation

Adam Lowe, Director, Factum Arte and Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation

Philippe Malgouyres, Art Historian and Chief Curator of Patrimony at the Louvre

Jan Marek, Estate of Daniela Vinopalová

Daniela Markova, Estate of Daniela Vinopalová

Rosalind McKever, Art Historian and Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum

Eleanor Nairne, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery

Derek Pullen, Conservator and Director at SculpCons Ltd, Former Head of Sculpture Conservation, Tate

Barry Rosen, Eva Hesse Catalogue Raisonné

Alex Ross, Managing Editor, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné,

Amélie Simier, Director of Musée Rodin

Chris Stephens, Director of Holburne Museum, Bath, and Barbara Hepworth specialist

Matthew Stephenson, Director, Stephenson Art Consultancy, Manager of Estate of Daniela Vinopalová

Marin Sullivan, Art Historian and Curator, Director of Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project

Toby Treves, Modern Art Press

Pierre Valentin, Art Law expert and Partner, Constantine Cannon

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