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02.09.2020

Film festival to show conservation documentary

A film following museum conservators in institutions across the world is screening at Open City Documentary Festival. 

Directed by Sarah Jessica Rinland, 'Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another' is "a close study of the people and processes behind the production of museum objects, and a probing inquiry into the act and art of preserving and constructing history."

The feature-length film examines the process of museological and ecological conservation through the production of a lab-engineered replica of an elephant tusk. Working alongside conservators in various institutions around the world, Rinland traces the tusk through its many stages of construction, revealing the craft and care involved in the physical reproduction of the natural world. 

The screening will be available 9-12 September and includes a Q&A session with the director. 

Watch the trailer here and book your place here.

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