Wolfsburg 2004

4th European Registrars Conference

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15-16 November 2004

Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum

The conference, organised by the German registrars’ association, addressed topics such as government indemnity, the opportunities and challenges posed by the enlargement of the European Union, cost reduction in the organisation of exhibitions, working with materials and objects unconventional in quality and size, and more generally with contemporary works of art.
Here is the programme of the interventions of the two days.

Conference opening.
Gijs van Tuyl, Director, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Birgid Pudney-Schmidt, Manfred Müller, Registrars Deutschland

Government Indemnity: The financial benefit to loans and exhibitions.
Chair: Stephen Dunn, Registrar, Tate Modern, London.

UK Indemnity
Hillary Bauer, Head of the Cultural Property Unit, Department Culture, Media an Sport, London.
US Government Indemnity
Alice Welihan, Indemnity Administrator, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington
National Indemnity in Denmark
Henrik Bjerre, Danish Ministry of Culture, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Spanish Government Indemnity
Veronica Castillo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Italian Indemnity
Emanuela Fiori, Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio Storico, Bologna
German Federal and State Indemnities
Stephan Zilkens, Oskar Schunck AG, Cologne

The Opportunities and Challenges of the Expanding European Union.
Chair: Eva Gebhard, Head of Art Handling, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

Working with the treasures of the Moscow Kremlin
Maria Bogoslovskaya, Exhibitions Coordinator, State Kremlin Museum, Moscow
International loans from Polish Museums
Tomasz Zaucha, Registrar, Muzeum Narodowe W Krakowie
How to organize shows whithout a registrar
Riitta Rajalin, Exhibition Technician, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki
The situation of the museums in Greece
Lila de Chaves, Hellenic Federation of Friends of Museums, Athen

Maximum Value, Minimum Cost: Reducing exhibition costs.
Chair: Tina Köhler, Exhibition Organisation, Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Budgeting exhibitions
Martine Silie, Chef du Service des Manifestations. Centre Pompidou, Paris
Estimates – how to ask for, how to read them
Markus Dennig, Masterpiece International Ltd, New York
Shipping and Couriers
Dr. Manfred Müller: Project Manager, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Reducing insurance cost
Michael Kuhn, Kuhn & Bülow Insurance Brokers, Berlin

Beyond Oil on Canvas: Working with unconventional materials.
Chair: Katharina Nettekoven, Registrar, Kunstsammlung -Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf.

Issues with the Inventory, Packing and Storing of Contempory Art – Example “Uno Momento” by Jason Rhoades
Laura Bechter, Registrar, Hauser & Wirth Collection, St. Gallen
Challenges of modern art and new materials
Pip Laurenson, Media Conservator, Tate Modern, London
Moving Beuys from Mönchengladbach to Berlin
Ernst Fuchs, Fuchs Realisation GmbH, Bochum
Handling Contemporary photographs: Challenges and Comforts
Martin Jürgens, Photo Conservator, Hamburg

Current collection and exhibition management systems.
Chair: Anne Barz, (Leitung Fachliche Dienste), Hamburger Kunsthalle.

MuseumPlus at K20K21 – Organizing the Chaos
Dr. Maria Müller-Schareck, Curator, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf
Gallery Systems – planning implementations to meet your objectives
Tim Henbrey, Gallery Systems, London
Wolfgang Müller-Kaufmann, CBM Informationslogistik GmbH, Vienna
Rapid Exhibitions
Jeremy Gilmore, CJG Consultants Ltd, London

Too big, too difficult, too heavy: Moving and installing problem objects.
Chair: Birgid Pudney-Schmidt, Chair Registrars Deutschland e.V.

Maurizio Cattelan – How to bring an olive tree into a Staircaise
Eva Gebhard, Registrar, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Moving Rembrandt’ s “Nightwatch”
Wim Hoeben, Head of Material Collections Management, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Moving Concorde – The Impossible made Possible
Alistair Dodds, Curator of Transport, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Moving with Damien Hirst
Guy Morey, Momart Ltd, London

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