#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

INFO

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

PROGRAMME

Programme is coming soon!

 

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