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Workshop on interview methodology

From: Glenn Wharton <glenn.wharton<-a>
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2007
Interview Methodology Workshop for Conservators

The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art -
North America (INCCA-NA) will conduct a workshop on interview
methods for conservators on 21 April 2008. This pre-conference
workshop at the AIC annual conference in Denver, Colorado, will
present techniques for interviewing artists and performing oral
histories.

Dr. Richard Candida Smith, professor of History and Director,
Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley,
will conduct interactive sessions on interview techniques and speak
about shaping questions, understanding how we speak, dynamics of the
interview process, how to approach and frame important topics, and
the legal and ethical issues of working with human subjects.  Dr.
Smith works with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on their
artist interview project. The workshop handouts will include
important readings, and participants will watch demonstration videos
of successful and not-so successful interview techniques, some
involving artists.  The sessions will also focus on goals,
transcribing, and later use of interviews.

Consider advance registration before the workshop fills up.
Registration and additional information may be obtained from the
<URL:http://aic.stanford.edu/meetings/>

Glenn Wharton
Museum Studies / Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
240 Greene Street  Suite 406
New York, NY 10003-6675
212-998-3592
Fax: 212-995-4185


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