Further Reading and References

Collection of Links to Artist Interviews

Australian Center for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

BOMB magazine - artists' interviews online

Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology - Interviews

Guggenheim - Archives Collections, Interviews

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Artist Interview Program

International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) - Artist Interviews

Schweizerische Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK-ISEA) - Interview-Dokumentation

Tate - Artist interviews

The Getty Conservation Institute - Art in L.A.

The Menil Collection - Artists Documentation Program

Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA)


The following sources are a selection of the current literature on artist interviews in conservation. The complete bibliography is available in the online publication The artist interview in conservation - a handout.

Beerkens et al. 2012
Beerkens, Lydia; Hoen, Paulient ’t; Hummelen, IJsbrand; Saaze, Vivian van; Scholte,Tatja; Stigter, Sanneke (eds.):
The Artist Interview. For Conservation and Presentation of Contemporary Art. Guidelines and Practice.
Jap Sam Books, Heyningen, 2012.

Cotte et al. 2016
Cotte, Sabine; Tse, Nicole; Inglis, Alison:
Artists’ interviews and their use in conservation: reflections on issues and practices.
In: AICCM Bulletin, vol 37, 2nd edition, 2016. pp. 107-118.

Gordon & Hermens 2013
Gordon, Rebecka und Hermens, Erma:
The Artist’s Intent in Flux. In: CeROArt [Online], Band HS,
2013, 2013. pp 1-9. Online available.

Hummelen & Scholte 2012
Hummelen, Ysbrand und Scholte, Tatja:
Collecting and archiving information from living artists for the conservation of contemporary art.
In: The conservation of easel paintings. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon (England); New York, NY, 2012. S.39-47.

Huys 2011
Huys, Frederika: The Artist Is Involved! Documenting Complex Works of Art in Cooperation with the Artist. In: Scholte, Taja; Wharton, Glenn (eds.): Inside Installations. Amsterdam University Press, 2011. S. 105-118.

INCCA 2002
Guide to Good Practice: Artist's Interviews.
International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA), published first 2002, revised version of 2016. Online available.

Mancusi-Ungro 1999
Mancusi-Ungaro, Carol:
Original intent: The artist’s voice.
In: Hummelen, IJsbrand; Sillé, Dionne (Hg.): Modern art: Who cares? An interdisciplinary research project and an international symposium on the conservation of modern and contemporary art. Stichting Behoud Moderne Kunst; International symposium. Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art, Amsterdam, 1999. S. 392-393.

O.V. 1999
Concept Scenario: Artists´ Interviews.
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage/Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art, Amsterdam, 1999. Online available.

Saaze 2009
Saaze, Vivian van:
From Intention to Interaction. Reframing the Artist's Interview in Conservation Research.
In: Art d'aujourd'hui patrimoine de demain. vol 1 2019, pp 20-28.

Scheidemann 2016
Scheidemann, Christian:
Why Not Ask the Artist?.
In: VoCA Journal, 2016. Online available.

Sommermeyer 2011
Sommermeyer, Barbara:
Who's Right - the Artist or the Conservator?.
In: Tatja Scholte & Glenn Wharton (eds.): Inside Installations. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2011. pp 143-151.

Stigter 2016
Stigter, Sanneke:
Autoethnography as a new approach in conservation.
In: Studies in Conservation, Band 61, sup2, 2016. pp 227-232.

Wielocha 2017
Wielocha, Aga:
The Artist Interview as a Platform for Negotiating an Artwork’s Possible Futures.
In: Sztuka i Dokumentacja, Band 18, 2017. pp 31-45.

Wharton 2016
Wharton, Glenn:
Artist intention and the conservation of contemporary art.
In: Objects Specialty Group Postprints (digital), vol 22, 2016. pp 1-22. Online available.