Ljubljana calling

Moderna Galerija Ljubljana

On 10 December,  the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) in collaboration with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia will organise the seminar Access to Contemporary Art Conservation, at the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana. The seminar is part of the European project PRACTICs of Contemporary Art.

PRACTICs (Practices, Research, Access, Collaboration, Teaching In Conservation of contemporary art) represent “excellence and innovation in conservation research, a profound will to share knowledge and experiences and continuous collaboration in knowledge development and education.” It is formed by 34 leading European museums, institutions and universities, who have joined hands to assess and implement knowledge gained through European projects in the last decade. This project will set the course for key issues of conservation, preservation, education and public access to conservation.

We are delighted to announce that Non-fiction’s Juha van ‘t Zelfde and Michiel van Iersel have been invited as keynote speakers for this seminar in Slovenia. The theme of their presentation will be in line with last year’s Open Museum marathon at PICNIC, their British Council competition entry Collection of Crowds, and their thoughts on the ubiquitous museum.

We look forward to meeting new friends in Slovenia.

By Juha — Posted October 7, 2009 — 4,729 Comments

Are you a patron?

In times of crisis the tendency of cultural institutions to emphasise the value of their services seems to juxtapose the willingnes of corporate sponsors to commit funding for exhibitions and programmes. We are looking for people with bold new ideas about improving cultural patronage. Hearing Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke play live at the Bimhuis is so much better than just checking out the recording at home, so how can we create a sustainable system that benefits from wisdom of crowds, wikinomics and other joys of the new Web?

By Juha — Posted February 9, 2009 — 2,528 Comments