Studies on Contemporary Art Ageing (Online)
ISSN 2601-8349, ISSN-L 2248-8349


Sage Journal

The SAGE Journal is a transdisciplinary journal for the scientific issues regarding contemporary art conservation. The main aim of this bi-annual journal is to publish original paper on the ageing, and transformations which come with it, of contemporary works of art. Special attention will be given to studies concerning the knowledge of the issues arising with the use of artistic free-styling, non-conventional materials, as well as modern materials’ life limits and degradation mechanisms, and all theoretical and practical aspects related to the preservation of contemporary works of art. The focus will be on new professional materials, encompassing not only materials used for artistic creation, but also new materials for restorers.


The SAGE Journal encourages the presentation of case studies, considering that this field, outlined as an area of strong future, with specific traits, is yet far from including procedures and repeatability. The variety of case studies and projections for as many distinct situations, most efficiently support the preventive conservation measures.


The SAGE Journal is interested in:

  • Full-length papers
  • Case studies
  • Reviews
  • Invited papers


Papers which focus on:

  • Advances in scientific methods and techniques for the investigation of aspects concerning the aging of contemporary works of art
  • Trans and multidisciplinary research on contemporary works of art
  • Reviews on the current state of the art in contemporary art aging and on specific topics selected by the editorial board
  • Modern approaches to visual arts higher education
  • Aspects of contemporary art trade in relation to long-term conservation
  • Aspects of contemporary visual arts assessment in relation to its conservation perspective