Paneldiscussion. What is the new role of collections?
In collaboration with Iaspis a seminar was arranged on the topic of collections: In many public art institutions traditional core activities have been disregarded for some time. This even applies to collections, which in many cases have landed in the shadow of temporary exhibitions. Some of the questions posed were: What is the function of collections in present-day museums? Can they attract the public, in which case how? Have private collections now taken over some of the classic role of museums elsewhere in Europe as well? How does this affect how collections are assembled?
Participants: Charles Esche, Director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; David Neuman, Director Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall. Moderator Maria Lind, Director Iaspis