Friday 20 April - 2 pm - in English
The Secret of Sustainable Private Collections
How to deal with collection management: from appropriate storage conditions to safe handling
Lucy 't Hart
Collection managers, collectors, gallery-owners and insurers are becoming increasingly aware of the risks involved with managing collections of contemporary art. These risks include damage that occurs during handling or transport, mishaps when art is being installed or if it is stored inappropriately. Risks also include the loss of valuable information due to a lack of proper registration and digitisation. This presentation will give the audience an overview of the visible and invisible hazards facing art collections and includes a series of handy tips and tricks for keeping your collection in optimum conditions.
Lucy ’t Hart is consultant preventative conservation and master metal conservator (UA) at International Platform for Art Research and Conservation (IPARC).
Saturday 21 April - 2:30 pm - in French
Pourquoi et comment collectionner
Three lady collectors tell the story of how their collections came into being and how they go about collecting. From the first work they ever bought to understanding their collections today as they continue to expand. A passion for art, but also a role with artists.
Moderated by Muriel de Crayencour | Founder and editor- in-chief of the magazine Mu in the City
Galila | Collector
Sabine Bown-Taevernier | Art enthusiast
Diane Delvaux | Collector
Sunday 22 April - 3 pm - in French
Collectionneurs et montreurs
Two passionate, well-informed collectors who are accustomed to regularly showing works from their collection by staging their own exhibitions. Why they exhibit and why it’s important for them. And, finally, what is the role of the collector in the ecosystem of contemporary art in Brussels?
Moderator: Muriel de Crayencour, founder and editor-in-chief of Mu in the City
Frédéric de Goldschmidt, collector
Christophe Veys, collector