Whose decision is it? Reflections about a decision making model based on qualitative methodologies

Hélia Pereira Marçal, Rita Macedo, Andreia Nogueira, António Duarte

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Departing from the experience gathered in the research projectDocumentation of Contemporary Art, this paper discusses a decision-making model for the preservation of contemporary complex artworks. In this project, social sciences disciplines and current conservation theories are brought together. For this model, qualitative methodologies for artist’s interviews and decision-making theories are applied.

En partant de l'expérience acquise dans le cadre du projet de recherche sur la Documentation d'Art Contemporain, les méthodes qualitatives en sciences sociales et les théories les plus récentes de la conservation, cet article propose et discute un modèle de prise de décision visant la conservation des œuvres d'art complexes. Dans ce processus, les théories sont appliquées à la prise de décision avec des méthodologies d’analyse d’interviews aux artistes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalCeROArt : Conservation, Exposition, Restauration d'Objets d'Art
VolumeConservation: Cultures and Connections
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • decision making models
  • preservation
  • contemporary art
  • modèle
  • décision
  • decision making
  • conservation


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