Workshop on Conservation of Contemporary Slide-Based Art: Back to the Future!

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 to Friday, 19 January, 2018

Two Day Workshop on Conservation of Contemporary Slide-Based Art: Back to the Future! Im Karussell der Diakonservierung
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Workshop language: German

Conserving contemporary slide-based works of art at the Hamburger Kunsthalle
Confronted by the near extinction of industrial analogue slide technology, the Hamburger Kunsthalle conservation department is now finishing a research and conservation project that specifically covers the preservation of all ten slide-based works of art in the collection, with a total of about 1700 slides. The project started in 2015 and is funded by the Schoofsche Stiftung with additional support of the Wuestenrot Stiftung. It was established based on knowledge in this field at the Time Based Media Conservation Department at Tate.

The main focus of the workshop is to assess current possibilities in regard to the conservation, preservation and display strategies that honor the needs of these very delicate works of art and to foster collaboration between the disciplines, inside and outside the museum.

The two day workshop will offer lectures in the morning and hands-on sessions in the afternoon with speakers from Tate, Nederlands Fotomuseum, SFMOMA, Zero Foundation, Humboldt University of Berlin and Activity Studios besides technicians and conservators from the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

Time is reserved for discussions and for bringing in case studies. The workshop takes place within the galleries, where a temporary install of works of art with slides from the collection can be visited. An evening talk with two international artists and the Head of Collection of Contemporary Art takes place on Thursday evening.

Except for the evening talk, which will be held in English and is open to the general public, the workshop language is German.

For more information on the workshop program and admission fees, please visit our website.

Early registration deadline: 30 November 2017
Preliminary program online: 25 October 2017