Art Conservation Workshop

Starts: Monday, 21 July 2014, 18:00
Posted: 18 Jul 2014
Dates & Times:
  • Monday, 21 July 2014, 18:00 to 20:00

"Red flag: our collections and Heritage are at risk. Why we need more Art Conservation in South Africa".

Assemblage is pleased to host Monique Vajifdar as the facilitator of a workshop on art conservation and making art that lasts. Not only is the art of conservation a vaild career path for young art professionals, but it is also an urgently needed skill in South Africa.

The workshop will elaborate on the basics of conserving art, specifically art on paper. Vajifdar will also present on the state of art conservation in South Africa today, and the importance of developing a culture of conservation amongst our artists and collectors.

The workshop will be held on 21 July 2014, and will run from 18:00 till 20:00.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information please email info@assemblage.co.za. To register click here.

Registration closes at midnight on 19 July 2014. Seats are limited.


Vajifdar qualified as an Art Conservator at the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, and migrated to South Africa in 1985. Since then she has worked in a variety of institutions, both in South African and abroad. Vajifdar is also a writer, and aims to promote the importance of art conservation.

The workshop will be hosted at the Assemblage Studios. Assemblage was founded in 2010 and is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting and developing emerging artists in South Africa.  In 2012 Assemblage opened the Assemblage Studios, an artist run creative space.