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The impact of artists' moral rights legislation on conservation practice in the UK and beyond

By Frances Lennard

Abstract

Conservators are increasingly concerned with the conservation of modern and contemporary artworks. They pose particular practical and ethical problems; recent legislation may also affect the way conservators think about contemporary works of art. This paper discusses legislation in the UK and other countries which may have a bearing on the way conservators treat contemporary artworks. The paper is a preliminary exploration of the issues raised as a result of considering the options for the conservation of a textile artwork by Robert Rauschenberg

Topics: N1, BJ, C1
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:17592
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