Non-fiction has been invited for a presentation and a workshop on the museum in the age of ubiquitous networks. We will talk about our experience with organising the annual Museum Night in Amsterdam, and working with museums on public events and online communication.
Foam, the Amsterdam based but omnipresent photography museum, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. For this occasion, Foam has created ‘What’s Next?’, a project exploring the future of photography. Foam has posed the question of ‘what’s next?’ throughout this anniversary year to a variety of people in a variety of locations.
“This acclaimed documentary traces the building of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Meier and one of the most ambitious cultural undertakings of the twentieth century. Spanning fourteen years, from the early blueprints to the groundbreaking to the public opening of the Center in December 1997, the film takes viewers from California to a rock quarry in Italy where the Center’s signature travertine originated. The gathering of creative personalities needed to complete this monumental complex gave rise to conflict as well as consensus, to tension as well as resolution. Concert of Wills looks behind the scenes and chronicles intimate moments of success as well as frustration and heated debates.”
Our series of workshops will look at how contemporary art conservation can be made accessible to the public and the role of conservators and conservation information in this process. Participants of the sessions will learn about how organisations (in and outside of cultural heritage) are using new media and emerging technologies to engage with audiences. The workshop exercise wil give participants a first hand experience with (online) media, including various social networks, gaming, mobile applications and data visualization.
We are in Ljubljana at the moment, preparing a presentation and a series of workshops for the Access to Contemporary Art Conservation conference. This is organised by the Netherlands Institute of Cultural Heritage in collaboration with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and kindly hosted by the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana.
The title of our presentation is ‘Making Things Public’, and it is a further elaboration on the ubiquitous museum. We are making slides like Carsten Höller and Tony Hawke.