The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America (INCCA-NA) is dedicated to developing knowledge through collaborations between artists, art professionals and collectors that will ensure the preservation of modern and contemporary art and provide educational programs for a wide public audience in North America.
Increasingly over the twentieth century, artists experimented with an unprecedented range of new materials and technologies – often with untested longevity and built-in obsolescence leading to physical instability. The conceptual concerns that underpin much of contemporary art make its conservation more than an effort to arrest physical change. The artist’s voice is primary in developing preservation strategies and their participation is essential for future conservation and presentation of their work.
At the heart of this effort is the need for public forums on new forms of collaboration and documentation. INCCA-NA’s network of artists, conservators, curators and collectors is committed to building knowledge and serving as a nexus for educational programs, communications, and resources.