Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience Conference 2019 – Call for Papers

Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience is a two day conference (29-30 July 2019), delivered as a critical part of ‘Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience’ (MCAHE). It provides a platform to discuss the broader character of contemporary art in heritage and the impact of such projects on their producers and audiences, sharing knowledge of this practice across the sector for those engaged in, or wishing to develop, this area of practice.

The conference is focused on the key themes of Creation and Encounters, and they are inviting papers, presentations and ‘visual or audio formats’ (such as posters and short films) from artists, curators, heritage professionals, academics, researchers and research students.

All presentation formats should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length and they particularly invite submissions which explore the following themes and topics:

  • Creation theme – The challenges, motivations and experiences of creating contemporary art works for a heritage context. Reflections on the impact of such projects on artistic and curatorial practice.
  • Encounters theme – Encountering contemporary art in heritage: impact on visitors, host organisation, staff and volunteers.

For further information, including details of how to submit an abstract, see here. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted by 31 January 2019.

For more information on the event visit here.