Helsinki 2014

9th European Registrars Conference

9-10 June 2014

Helsinki Kunsthalle

Around 500 registrars, collection managers, curators and transport and insurance professionals gathered in Helsinki for the 9th European Registrars Conference, organised by the Nordic Registrars Group, the association of registrars from Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Under the leadership of President Kristina von Knorring (National Gallery, Finland), the conference offered an interesting and dynamic programme, with talks on security, risk management, courier services, transport challenges and art theft, art valuation and insurance, disaster preparedness and a look at the future of the registrar.

Opening introductions
Kristina von Knorring, Senior Registrar, Finnish National Gallery / Char of the ERC 2014
Jan Förster, Host, Director, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland

But is it art?
Daniel Birnbaum, Director. Moderna Museet, Sweden

Transport and document security
Trygve Lauritzen, Head of Security and Operations, Munchmuseet, Norway

Global risk art survey program
Simon Mears, Consultant – Security Risks and High Value Asset Protection, Denmark

Holistic risk management for museums
Pascal Matthey, Head Specialty Lines Risk Engineering, XL Group, Switzerland

The role of the courier
Thor Nørmark-Larsen, Section Leader Registrar’s Office, National Gallery of Denmark.

The Nordic way
Marika Reuterswärd, Curator and Registrar, Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden
Thor Nørmark-Larsen

Courier training at the Finnish National Gallery
Kirsi Hiltunen, Senior Conservator, Finnish National Gallery

Assessing risk in lending and borrowing
‘I look forward to hearing from you’: a lending and borrowing scenario
Kate Parsons, Head of Collections Management, Tate, UK
Jane Knowles, Head of Exhibitions, Chair, UK Registrars Group

Lending and borrowing – calculating risks
Eva-Lena Bergström, Department Director, Nationalmuseum, Sweden

Panel discussion

Shipping challenges
Public procurement rules – concluding a framework agreement on art transportation
Valtteri Nieminen, CEO of Finnish Procurement Lawyers Attorneys Ltd.

The European air freight security regulations – latest updates on fine art transportation
Hans-Ewald Schneider, President, Hasenkamp, Germany

Preventing the illicit trade of our cultural heritage – a shared responsibility
Mark Starling, Chairman ICEFAT / Managing Director PACART, Canada

Art theft and recovery
Art lost and found
Christopher A. Marinello, Director and Founder, Art Recovery International, USA

The robbery of the Scream and Madonna from Munchmuseet in 2004
Rune Sivertsen, Detective Superintendent, Norwegian Police

Valuation and insurance
Auction house valuations for sales and insurance purposes
Dr. David Bellingham, Programme Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, UK

Insurance – non insurance
Lora Houssaye, Exhibitions Registrar, Centre Pompidou, France
Aurore Basly, Exhibition Project Manager, Musée du Louvre, France

State indemnities and insurance – experience throughout Europe
Dr. Stephen Zilkens, Zilkens Fine Art Insurancebroker GmbH, Switzerland

Be prepared
Disaster relief / AIC-Cert
Julie Bakke, Chief Registrar, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Fire at the museum
Adina Ekbergh, Security Manager, Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweden

Touring exhibitions
International touring – managing the unexpected
Renée Pfister, Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, UK

Touring Turner from Tate: a travelling exhibition case study
Kathy Richmond, Collection Registrar, Tate, UK

Moving collections
Nationalmuseum in Stockholm: moving collections and organisations
Per Hedström, Director of Exhibitions and Deputy Director of Collections, Nationalmuseum, Sweden

Storage relocations at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Marie-Astrid Martin, Collection Coordinator, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Collection management challenges of a new museum
Nancy Konstantinou, Registrar, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Relocation of XXL collections – you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs
Joachim Hüber, Museum Consultant, Prevart Ltd, Switzerland

Tools for the future
Making the iPad work for the registrar
Brent Mitchell, Head Registrar, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA

Drones might fly – is the sky the limit for technology in collection management?
Sheila Perry, Collections Information System Manager, National Galleries of Scotland, UK

We were promised jetpacks: what does the future hold for registrars?
Trecey J. Berg-Fulton, Contract Registrar & Museum Consultant

The next generation: breaking barriers with the project Registrar Trek
Angela Kipp, Collection Manager, TECHNOMUSEUM, Mannheim/Co-founder of Registrar Trek, Germany

Closing session

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