#MAPS2018

Let’s get Digital

Ludwig Museum celebrates the Media Art Preservation project in 2018 with a two day MAPS2018 workshop on June 4-5. Continuing the work revolved around the conversation and the preservation of media art, started in 2015, involving international conservators, art historians, and experts.

Over the past years, the Ludwig museum has made a considerable effort to provide preservation and collection care for its most vulnerable works, such as photo, video, film and digital art. The collection includes more than 200 pieces of media and digital art, from the early 1990’s up to the present.

The rapid aging and changing of technology is accepted as a part of life today. In comparison to older technology, such as VHS tapes, the deterioration of digital content happens at an even faster rate, therefore their long-term preservation creates a constant challenge.

Long-term collaboration between international conservators, curators, and professionals of Ludwig Museum is essential to building an effective digital preservation strategy. Through digital projects, our aim is to create awareness of the importance of preserving art, in order to support culture and to promote a dialogue between professionals.

BACKGROUND

  • Ludwig Museum has organised two international conferences focussing on the conservation of media artworks (MAPS 2015, MAPS 2017)
  • The Museum has transferred to a new database system (MuseumPlusRIA)
  • The Museum especially aims to create a Conservation Methodology Centre specialising in the preservation of media artworks
  • A Public Collection digitalisation strategy is being developed
  • After university there is no further opportunity for professional training in the Hungarian museum field
  • There are constantly new challenges emerging in the cultural environment, on which the changing of digital technology has an effect on
  • There is no current training focussed on contemporary conservation and preservation of media artworks in the central European region
  • Museums create independent digital content, as having an internet presence is essential in order to attract visitors into the exhibitions.

DIRECT QUESTIONS – MODULES

What legal and insurance related questions arise in regards to the collection, preservation and lending of media artworks and media content

Digitalisation Conservation strategy: collection, preservation and database systems

What is the process for loaning from collections

In what way can we approach the digitalisation of physical objects and how can we ensure long term access to digital content?

What types of digital content is generated by a public collection (digitalisation, database, communication, website)?

What is the difference between digital content and digitalisation? (Born digital content and raw digital, which tries to adapt to its environment)

SPEAKERS

Gaby WIJERS

Director

LIMA, Amsterdam (NL)

Christina RADNER

Project manager

Ars Electronica Archive, Linz (AT)

Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter HUBER

Professor

State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (DE)

Dr. Hanna HÖLLING

Lecturer, Art History and Material Studies

Department of History of Art, University College London (GB)

Katharina GSÖLLPOINTNER

media and art theoretician

University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)

Dušan BAROK

founding editor / research fellow

Monoskop.org, University of Amsterdam (NL)

Julie BOSCHAT THOREZ

artist and researcher

Freelance (FR)

Lozana ROSSENOVA

designer and researcher

London South Bank University, London (GB) x Rhizome (NY)

Dr. habil. Miklós PETERNÁK

Head of Intermedia Department, Director

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, C3 – Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest (HUN)

Mirta PAVIĆ

Head of Conservation Department

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (HR)

Morgane STRICOT

senior conservator

ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (DE)

Béla Tamás KÓNYA

project manager of MAPS 2018, Head of Collection Care and Conservation Department

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (HUN)

Dr. phil. Annette HÜNNEKENS

Artist, Curator, Expert for media art and digital culture at mediARTconsulting

mediARTconsulting, Munich (DE)

Gábor PALKÓ

Research Director, Co-Director

Petőfi Literary Museum, Centre for Digital Humanities, Eötvös University, Budapest (HUN)

SCHEDULE

Monday, June 4, 2018
Registration: Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

• 8.30 REGISTRATION, MORNING COFFEE

• 9.30 WELCOME SPEECH: dr FABÉNYI Julia, director, Head of Collection Care and Conservation Department, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

• 10.00 – Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter HUBER Professor, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (DE)
The What, the Why and the How of Media Preservation
On the one hand there are general cultural and theoretical considerations, on the other hand specific problems that need to be solved …

• 10.45 – Dr. Annette HÜNNEKENS Artist, Curator, Expert for media art and digital culture, mediARTconsulting, Munich (DE)
Mind sets for elusiveness and fluidity within a digital world
After more than 30 years experience of media art exhibitions within the context of festivals, that kind of art had finally enter the famous houses of honor and got a fix part of the collection of contemporary art…

• 11.30 – Katharina GSÖLLPOINTNER Media and Art theoretician, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)
Exibiting Digital Synesthesia
Digital Synesthesia has been an exhibition emerging from an artistic research project realized at the Department of Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna…

• 12.10 – DEBATE, MODERATED BY Dr. HANNA HÖLLING Lecturer, Art History and Material Studies, Department of History of Art, University College London (GB)

• 12.50 – LUNCH

• 13.40 – Gaby WIJERS Director, LIMA, Amsterdam (NL)

• 14.25 – Mirta PAVIĆ Head of the Conservation Department, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (HR)
Postponing the Present: the Digital Media in the MSU’s Collection
Digital-born artworks in museum collections often include many components besides the digital recordings themselves…

• 15.10 – Dr. Gábor PALKÓ Research Director, Co-Director, Petőfi Literary Museum; Centre for Digital Humanities, Eötvös University, Budapest (HUN)
Born Digital Critical Editions
cholarly text editions, and, among them, critical editions are focusing on analogue sources, they compare manuscripts and prints of primary (and sometimes secondary) sources of the work to establish a brand new text version or to trace the genetic process of writing…

• 15.55 – DEBATE, MODERATED BY Dušan BAROK Founding editor / research fellow, Monoskop.org, University of Amsterdam (NL)

• 15.35 – COFFEE BREAK

• 16.00 – Dušan BAROK Founding editor / research fellow, Monoskop.org, University of Amsterdam (NL)
From Collection Management to Content Management in Art Documentation
In recent years, several initiatives have approached the recurring challenges of existing collection management systems by adopting a supporting platform…

• 16.45 – Morgane STRICOT Senior Conservator, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (DE)
Piracy and folk preservation in digital art conservation
ZKM promotes the conservation of its digital artworks in their historical technological environment because we believe in the non-neutrality of technology and code as a form of expression…

• 17.30 : Christina RADNER Project manager Ars Electronica Archive, Ars Electronica, Linz (AT)
Researched, used, exhibited and remembered content – demanded high standards for databases
Ars Electronica holds one of the world’s largest archives of digital media art spanning the last 39 years…

• 18.15 – DEBATE

 

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Registration: Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

• 8.30 – MORNING COFFEE

• 9.30 – WELCOME SPEECH: Béla Tamás KÓNYA Project Manager of MAPS 2018, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

• 10.00 – Dr. HANNA HÖLLING Lecturer, Art History and Material Studies, Department of History of Art, University College London (GB)
Against Gravity: The Virtual and the Actual Archive in the work of Nam June Paik
In the future, the only artwork that will survive will have no gravity at all” maintained the Korean-American artist Nam June Paik in the1980s…

• 10.45 – Dr. habil. Miklós PETERNÁK Head of Department, director, Intermedia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts; C3 – Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest (HUN)
The age of the code. What is old and new in the data world?
The intention of the MAPS 2018 workshop is to generate a dialogue on the digital – digitization, born-digital content and the use of these terms and attitudes in the context of a contemporary cultural environment, for example, in an art museum…

• 11.30 – Béla Tamás KÓNYA Project Manager of MAPS 2018, Head of Collection Care and Conservation Department, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (HUN)

• 12.10 – DEBATE, MODERATED BY Gaby WIJERS Director, LIMA, Amsterdam (NL)

• 12.50 – LUNCH

• 13.40 – WORKSHOP
Dušan BAROK Founding editor / research fellow, Monoskop.org, University of Amsterdam (NL)
Julie BOSCHAT THOREZ Artist and Researcher, Freelance (FR)
Lozana ROSSENOVA Designer, Researcher, London South Bank University, London (GB) x Rhizome (NY)
Collaborative Documentation and Archiving of Digital Art
This workshop will explore open source platforms to supplement standard collections management databases for art documentation and archiving, in particular for processual and networked artworks…

• 15.10 COFFEE BREAK

• 15.30 – WORKSHOP
Dušan BAROK Founding editor / research fellow, Monoskop.org, University of Amsterdam (NL)
Julie BOSCHAT THOREZ Artist and Researcher, Freelance (FR)
Lozana ROSSENOVA Designer, Researcher, London South Bank University, London (GB) x Rhizome (NY)
Collaborative Documentation and Archiving of Digital Art
This workshop will explore open source platforms to supplement standard collections management databases for art documentation and archiving, in particular for processual and networked artworks…

• 17.10 – Movie: Preservation in Progress

• 18.00 – FAREWELL RECEPTION

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LUDWIG MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BUDAPEST

Ludwig Museum was established in 1989 as a state institution, through the initiative of Peter and Irene Ludwig. The permanent collection contains valuable pieces from significant artists such as: Harun Farocki, Antoni Muntadas, Waliczky Tamás, Bódy Gábor, Sean Snyder, Wood & Harrison and many others.

Contemporary photographs, prints and time based media (approximately 30% of the museum’s collection) form the most delicate part of the museum’s collection which focuses on Eastern and Central European art from the 1960s to recent days. These unique objects need permanent and regular care. In the collection, we work with a wide range of contemporary artworks of which 75 pieces are media based.

With its exhibitions and exciting programmes and events, the museum makes every effort to render contemporary art available and accessible to the widest possible public embracing the youngest generations as well as the elder ones, and also to deepen and to help understand the exciting visual culture of today. The museum is a major cultural attraction in Budapest and with its activities it takes a leading role in shaping the city’s 21st century image.

CONTACT

  • DIRECTOR: Dr. Júlia FABÉNYI
  • PROJECT MANAGER OF MAPS: Béla Tamás KÓNYA
  • DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION: Zsuzsanna FEHÉR
  • CULTURAL MANAGER: Nóra DEMŐK