Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments

Presented by the AICCM Objects Special Interest Group with the generous support of the Gordon Darling Foundation

Melbourne, 8-9 November 2012

The objective of the workshop is to learn preservation strategies for outdoor sculpture and monuments. Participation is open to individuals responsible for the care of outdoor sculpture and monuments. The workshop is designed primarily for collections managers, public art administrators, and individuals responsible for commissioning, maintaining and administering public art collections. Artists, fabricators, conservators and other individuals who work with public sculpture and monuments are also welcome to attend on a space available basis.

This two-day workshop presents the broader preservation issues of commissioning new works of art, monitoring conditions, developing a maintenance program, health and safety, and contracting for conservation services. A walking tour of local outdoor sculptures will facilitate focused and informal discussions. Interactive smaller group exercises will enhance the learning experience.

The course will be lead by Katharine Untch, a San Francisco based conservator with over 25 years experience in the field of outdoor sculpture and monuments. This workshop will be limited to 60 participants, with preference given to individuals with experience in managing outdoor sculpture collections. Expressions of interest in registration will close 27 July 2012; successful participants will be notified by 31 August 2012.

If you have any queries about the workshop contact Helen Privett on 03 8341 7235 or

Course fee: $500 including GST

To register download the expression of interest form (pdf).