Joana Cristina Moreira Teixeira
Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property/ Polytechnic University of Valencia
Rosario Llamas Pacheco
Date of completion
October 17, 2009
Ethical criterions, theory, restoration theory, concept of temporary, ephemeral, idea versus matter, limits, legal norms, legislation, copyright.
The overview of contemporary art, besides to be made up of an infinite diversities to manifestations and heterogeneous, multifaceted and provocative artistic creations playing with the concepts of temporary and ephemeral, of idea versus matter, between which it is apparent and hidden, is revealed through several inevitable cultural and social agents for its total development as the art market and its commercial maneuvers. In this context the conservation/restoration discipline coexists, which will have to contribute and impose professional norms and ethical criterions before factors that, theoretically, seem to contradict the logic of a guided activity but that sometimes it seems to lose breath before such overwhelming creations. Which is the role of the artist and which are the limits of his activity in the conservation/restoration at his work?, without any doubt, this is the main question which the present investigation develops, with the strong desire to find an concrete answer. For that reason, it was fundamental to study the historical, social and cultural contexts of the conservation/restoration discipline, as well as to understand the changes in the artistic context and the entity of the artist. It has also been added an innovator point which remains undeveloped, but that are believed to be essential to establish those limits, through legal norms and different legislation for each subject field. With the goal of bringing dignity to a job and understanding the changes generated throughout century XX, evidence is given to the Theory of the Restoration, the document that has established, during several years, the foundations of the activity of conservation/restoration and that enables one to be oriented through the complex and diversified conservation/restoration of the contemporary art.
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Previous education and/or work experience
Has a degree in Fine Arts-Painting. Attended training on conservation and restoration of easel painting and finished her doctorate in conservation and restoration of heritage pictorial at 2009.
Since October 2010: Professor at University Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, at graduation on Conservation and Restoration.
Curriculum Units: Scientific Methodology and Ethic and Deontology Conservation and Restoration. During 2010: Training on conservation and Restauration of Easel Paiting. At 2008: From February to December 2010: Training of Conservation and Restoration of Easel Painting. From 9 June to 9 September 2008: Best practices for conservation and restoration of works of modern and contemporary art at the Department of Restoration of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art.
Professor of Scientific Methodology and Ethic and Deontology of Conservation and Restoration, the degree of Conservation and Restoration in University Portucalense Infante D.Henrique, Oporto.