Schedule

17 November

18 November

19 November

17 November

14:00
18:45

18 November

08:30
09:15
09:45
10:15
10:15
10:15
11:00
11:30
11:30
11:30
12:00
12:00
12:00
12:00
12:45
13:45
13:45
13:45
14:30
14:30
14:30
15:00
15:30
15:30
15:30
15:30
16:00
16:00
16:30
19:00

19 November

08:45
09:30
09:45
10:15
10:15
10:15
11:00
11:30
11:30
11:30
11:30
12:00
12:00
12:30
12:30
12:30
13:00
14:00
14:00
14:00
14:00
14:45
14:45
14:45
15:15
15:45
15:45
15:45
15:45
16:30
18:45

Abstracts

From Evolution to Revolution [A Play in Two Acts]
Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom), Nickos Gogolos (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
The Road from Los Angeles to Dhahran: LACMA's First Traveling Exhibition in Saudi Arabia
Paul Williamson (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Erika Franek (LACMA, United States), Tina Sullivan (Masterpiece International, United States)
Once in a Lifetime: The Royal Academy Redevelopment Project
Idoya Beitia (Royal Academy of Arts, United Kingdom)
Is a Social History Museum a Challenge for a Registrar?
Aldona Modrzewska (Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland), Katarzyna Reszka (Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland)
A New Dutch Law Limits the Liability and Insurance for Outgoing Loans, But Does it Work?
Wobke Hooites (Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands), Janneke Martens (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands)
Are You Aware of Hazard Due Diligence?
Nicole Simoes Da Silva (Science Museum, United Kingdom)
Panel Discussion: The Registrar in the 21st Century
Chair: Aisha Burtenshaw (UKRG, United Kingdom)
Packing Pastels from the Burrell Collection to the National Gallery
Ulrika Danielsson (National Gallery, United Kingdom), Francesco Donadio (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom)
Collection Management by the Truckload: Keeping XXL Collections Under Control
Angela Kipp (TECHNOSEUM, Germany)
Panel Discussion: Working with Living Artists
Chair: Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom)
Dispelling the Myths around the UK Government Indemnity Scheme
Carol Warner (Arts Council England, United Kingdom), Anastasia Tennant (Arts Council England, United Kingdom)
Selling Museum Pieces: Prudent Collections Management or Foolhardy Risk-Taking? Some Cautionary Tales of Deaccessioning
Emily Gould (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom)
Touring Exhibitions: From Agreement to Exhibition
Valérie Haerden (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium), Marieke Ensing (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Netherlands)
Documentary Centres in Slovak Museums, Between Archives, Libraries and Collections: A View from a Practice and Legislation Perspective
Katarina Nadaska (East Slovak Gallery, Slovakia)
Security: Who Do You Trust?
William Brown (Arts Council England, United Kingdom)
Panel Discussion: Insurance
Chair: Katherine Richmond (Museum of London, United Kingdom)
Piliriqatigiinniq: Collaboration in Inuit Art Collections Management
Nicole Fletcher (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada), Krista Ulujuk Zawadski (Government of Nunavut, Canada)
Implications of Brexit for the Law Affecting Cultural Heritage
Geoffrey Bennett (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom), Emily Gould (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom)
Digital Works and New Media Technologies: Preservation Strategies Versus Obsolescence of Display Equipment
Alessandra Guarascio (ArtScience Museum, Singapore)
Landseer in a Lorry
Jacqueline Austin (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom), Graham Taylor (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Practical Session: Packing Museum Objects for Storage
Laura Cronin (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom), (Crown Fine Art, United Kingdom)
We’re in This Together: Registration in Post-Quake Christchurch
Gina Irish (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand)
New Ventures for the Centre Pompidou: Platforms for Experimental Displays and Reshaping the Collection, the example of Kanal Pompidou in Brussels
Hélène Vassal (Centre Pompidou, France), Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet (Centre Pompidou, France)
Transporting Colossal Statues in Ancient Times and Today
Marco Rossani (Museo Egizio, Italy)
Panel Discussion: Planning for Brexit: A Practical Overview
Chair: Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
Rethinking Collection Management: Creating a Registrar’s New Best Friend
Panna Kemenes (Ludwig Museum, Hungary)
Documenting Change: Thinking Differently about Collections Documentation in Smaller Museums.
Inbal Livne (Powell-Cotton Museum, United Kingdom)
A Registrar’s Role Within Archives: The Special Needs of Archival Material Requested for Loan
Audrey Wilson (Scottish Council on Archives, United Kingdom), Linda Ramsay (National Records of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Once-in-a-Generation Project: The National Maritime Museum Storage Decant
Ben Sparkes (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Jennifer Crothall (Royal Museums Greenwich, United Kingdom)
How to Deal with a Suddenly Growing Global Exhibition Project to be Opened Within the Next Few Months: Okwui Enwezor's Exhibition Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965
Cassandre Schmid (Haus der Kunst, Germany)
A Proposal for Removing Barriers to Lending and Borrowing
Charlotte Dew (Touring Exhibitions Group, United Kingdom)
Country House, Town House: Collections Management in a Modern Landscape
Joanne Smith (National Trust, United Kingdom), Fernanda Torrente (National Trust, United Kingdom), Suzannah Brown (National Trust, United Kingdom)
Panel discussion: Shipping
Chair: Janice Slater (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Courier Training Framework
Katherine Richmond (Museum of London, United Kingdom), Wendela Brouwer (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands), Desirée Blomberg (Moderna Museet, Sweden)
20 Years of Museum Registration in Israel: The Case of the Rishon Le-Zion Museum
Efrat Haberman (Rishon Le-Zion Museum, Israel)
Collaboration Beyond Museums: The Emergence and Rise of Registrar Professions in Taiwan Since 2000
Pang Yen Cheng (National Palace Museum, Taiwan)
Development of Registrar Apprenticeships
Claire Hallinan (National Gallery, United Kingdom), Rebecca Wallace (Historic Royal Palaces, United Kingdom)
Qualification Programme for Registrars
Nicole Schmidt (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Germany), Volker Thiel (Foundation House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany)
Copyright, Collections and Visitor Photography
Fredric Saunderson (National Library of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Practical Session: Technical Installations and Display Cases
Jen Kaines (Royal Armouries, United Kingdom), Philip Sofer (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom)
Brexit: Customs and Transport Update
Steve Gourley (Momart Limited, United Kingdom)
Managing the Intangible: Internal Collaboration at the V&A Museum
Pamela Young (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Sabrina Offord (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
Practical Session: Airfreight for Beginners
Stephen Richards (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Raffaele Calise (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom)
Safeguarding Culture
Lucy Findley (Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates), M. Khamis Mohamed Sultan (Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates)
Practical Session: Packing Museum Objects for Shipping
Ben Sparkes (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Richard Ashbridge (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
Practical Session: Airfreight for the Experienced
Stephen Richards (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Raffaele Calise (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom)
Richard Ashbridge
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Jacqueline Austin
National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet
Centre Pompidou
France
Idoya Beitia
Royal Academy of Arts
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Bennett
Institute of Art and Law
United Kingdom
David Bilson
British Museum
United Kingdom
Desirée Bloomberg
Moderna Museet
Sweden
Wendela Brouwer
Rijksmuseum
Netherlands
Suzannah Brown
National Trust
United Kingdom
William Brown
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Aisha Burtenshaw
UKRG
United Kingdom
Raffaele Calise
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Pang Yen Cheng
National Palace Museum
Taiwan
Laura Cronin
Horniman Museum
United Kingdom
Jennifer Crothall
Royal Museums Greenwich
United Kingdom
Ulrika Danielsson
National Gallery
United Kingdom
Charlotte Dew
Touring Exhibitions Group
United Kingdom
Francesco Donadio
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Marieke Ensing
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Netherlands
Lucy Findley
Department of Culture and Tourism
United Arab Emirates
Nicole Fletcher
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Canada
Erika Franek
LACMA
United States
Nickos Gogolos
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Emily Gould
Institute of Art and Law
United Kingdom
Steve Gourley
Momart Limited
United Kingdom
Alessandra Guarascio
ArtScience Musuem
Singapore
Efrat Haberman
Rishon Le-Zion Museum
Israel
Valérie Haerden
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Belgium
Wobke Hooites
Kröller-Müller Museum
The Netherlands
Gina Irish
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
New Zealand
Jennifer Jones
National Museums Scotland
United Kingdom
Jen Kaines
Royal Armouries
United Kingdom
Panna Kemenes
Ludwig Museum
Hungary
Angela Kipp
TECHNOSEUM
Germany
Jane Knowles
National Gallery London
United Kingdom
Inbal Livine
Powell-Cotton Museum
United Kingdom
Janneke Martens
Rijksmuseum
Netherlands
Aldona Modrzewska
The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Poland
Katarína Nádaská
East Slovak Gallery
Slovakia
Sabrina Offord
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kigndom
Kate Parsons
Tate
United Kingdom
Susanna Pettersson
Nationalmuseum
Sweden
Linda Ramsay
National Records of Scotland
United Kingdom
Katarzyna Reszka
The Polin Musuem of the History of Polish Jews
Poland
Stephen Richards
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Katherine Richmond
Museum of London
United Kingdom
Marco Rossani
Museo Egizio
Italy
Fredric Saunderson
National Library of Scotland
United Kingdom
Cassandre Schmid
Haus der Kunst
Germany
Nicole Schmidt
German Historical Museum
Germany
Sir Nicholas Serota
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Nicole Simoes Da Silva
Science Museum
United Kingdom
Janice Slater
National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
Joanne Smith
National Trust
United Kingdom
Philip Sofer
Horniman Museum
United Kingdom
Ben Sparkes
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Tina Sullivan
Masterpiece International
United States
Graham Taylor
National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
Anastasia Tennant
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Volker Thiel
Foundation House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
Fernanda Torrente
National Trust
United Kingdom
Gabriela Truly
Blanton Museum of Art
United States
Hélène Vassal
Centre Pompidou
France
Rebecca Wallace
Historic Royal Palaces
United Kingdom
Carol Warner
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Paul Williamson
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Audrey Wilson
Scottish Council on Archives
United Kingdom
Pamela Young
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
Government of Nunavu
Canada
Alyson Rolington
Chair
Registration Manager, Tate
Ben Adams
Corporate Member
GM - Business Development & Estimates, Constantine Ltd
Helen Merrett
Venue Lead
Collections Coordinator and Loans Registrar, Horniman Museum and Gardens
Jenni Fewery
UKRG Committee Liaison
Registrar, National Army Museum
Katie-Marie Ford
Communication Lead
Registrar, David Zwirner
Olivia Maguire
Budget Lead
Registrar, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Paul Beatson
Corporate Member
Client advisor and Project Manager, Crown Fine Art
Sara Mittica
Programme Lead
Senior Assistant Registrar, Victoria & Albert Museum
Stuart Brown
Corporate Member
Director, Momart Ltd
Taz Chappell
Sponsorship Lead
Production Coordinator: Exhibitions, Objects and Models, Heatherwick Studio

App Sponsor

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From Evolution to Revolution [A Play in Two Acts]

Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom), Nickos Gogolos (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
Abstract
We aim to interactively explore ERC themes, with delegate participation. We are not the same sector of twenty years ago. We have survived, adapted and evolved, changing our practice and demolishing myths around our profession. How have we achieved this? In the political, social and economic climate within which we collaborate our judgements come under ever more scrutiny. Are the principles and protocols to which we work still relevant? How can we collectively better address the issues we face? There will be drama, free and frank debate, a quizmaster, prizes, and a Greek chorus.

Prologue
Pre-conference survey

Act I (Day 1): Proposers present survey findings and the audience respond in real time to questions using keypads. Theatrical, with a TV game show atmosphere.

Act II (Day 2): Workshop where delegate teams work creatively to address scenario challenges. Key ideas played back in plenary.

Epilogue: Proposers draw together thinking captured and circulate to delegates following the conference.

18 November

10:15

19 November

15:45
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The Road from Los Angeles to Dhahran: LACMA's First Traveling Exhibition in Saudi Arabia

Paul Williamson (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Erika Franek (LACMA, United States), Tina Sullivan (Masterpiece International, United States)
Abstract
In January 2018the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) transported more than 130 highlights from their impressive Islamic art collection to the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. This exhibition consisted of artworks originating from southern Spain to northern India and included the debut of LACMA's incredible eighteenth-century period room from Damascus.This was a collaboration on an immense scale, with LACMA, Constantine Ltd and Masterpiece International working together with multiple shipping agents and government entities to safely transport this remarkable exhibition from the USA to Saudia Arabia. This discussion will cover the complex process and challenges of packing an eighteenth-century period room, the co-ordination of international shipping logistics, and the lessons learned from LACMA’s first travelling exhibition in Saudi Arabia.

18 November

10:15
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Once in a Lifetime: The Royal Academy Redevelopment Project

Idoya Beitia (Royal Academy of Arts, United Kingdom)
Abstract
Most of us dream of being on a team responsible for building something. A new wing, a new museum, a huge remodel, or a building that is a work of art. But how many collections departments interphase with a construction project and the challenges and strategies involved? How do construction projects relate to collections care and maintenance of our museums? The Royal Academy in London will be the subject of one presentation involving the development of an older building – the Grade II-listed Burlington Gardens – which was linked by a bridge with Burlington House ahead of the RA’s 250th anniversary. In contrast, the second presentation concerns a new building designed by Ellsworth Kelly at the Blanton Museum of Art and will consider how the project was planned with the artist, architects and the university, and what issues need to be considered when building a work of art that people walk into. Both case studies will address how to bring together all the departments needed to care for these buildings and the work within them during and after construction.

18 November

10:15
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Is a Social History Museum a Challenge for a Registrar?

Aldona Modrzewska (Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland), Katarzyna Reszka (Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland)
Abstract
Accessioning objects into the collection of a social history museum often involves documenting the history of the works through active discussion with the donors. These oral testimonies make the documentation required for acquisition more challenging, especially when the objects themselves are unusual. How do we prevent such testimonies being lost? How should a museum employee conduct a conversation to verify the information received from impartial sources so that the object can be examined and catalogued properly? To what extent can oral histories be seen as supplementary to objects, or, in other cases, as the object itself? This presentation will highlight the problems that are encountered while registering such collections in the context of collection management practice.

18 November

11:30
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A New Dutch Law Limits the Liability and Insurance for Outgoing Loans, But Does it Work?

Wobke Hooites (Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands), Janneke Martens (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands)
Abstract
The Dutch government passed a law in 2016 limiting the liability for museums with a national collection to reparable damage only. The museums who take care of these collections are no longer liable for total loss or theft, when they take proper care of the objects. The keepers of national collections are not obliged to cover the limited liability with insurance. With this new law the national collection can also be loaned under these conditions (within the Netherlands). The Dutch government also asked local authorities to adopt these new rules for their collections. In July 2017 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was the first to apply this law on outgoing loans while the Kröller-Müller Museum was one of the borrowers and asked all lenders to a large exhibition to loan under these new rules. Several issues and insights came up, which we would like to discuss openly to consider whether the law is working.

18 November

11:30
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Are You Aware of Hazard Due Diligence?

Nicole Simoes Da Silva (Science Museum, United Kingdom)
Abstract
Registrars are aware of the need to carry out due diligence checks on the provenance, legal and customs status of objects. But could collections be harbouring other unsuspecting dangers? Do you know which objects may contain hazardous substances and materials?An inoffensive-looking clock, for example, could be painted with radium paint, classed as a radioactive substance, while the electrical components could contain asbestos insulation.Are you aware of how health and safety regulations can impact on the acquisition, lending, displaying and disposal of objects? It is becoming increasingly relevant for registrars and collections managers to have a better understanding of what potential hazards their collections may contain and how to handle these. This talk will provide an introduction to hazard due diligence, outlining the most common hazards, how best to record this information, and what basic procedures need to be in place.

18 November

11:30
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Panel Discussion: The Registrar in the 21st Century

Chair: Aisha Burtenshaw (UKRG, United Kingdom)
Abstract
This session will bring together a panel of registrars from across the sector to reflect on the changes to our profession since our first conference in 1998, which was also held in London, and to consider what we can expect from the future. With panellists from the UK, Europe and the US, it will examine the different roles that registrars play in different countries, and how we work together.
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Packing Pastels from the Burrell Collection to the National Gallery

Ulrika Danielsson (National Gallery, United Kingdom), Francesco Donadio (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom)
Abstract
In 2017 the Burrell Collection lent thirteen exquisite pastels by Edgar Degas to the National Gallery for the exhibition Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell. Most of these pastels had not travelled outside Glasgow since their acquisition in the early 1900s. The loan was contingent on successfully mitigating the risk of damage to the pastels and developing a methodology for their safe handling while in transit. This resulted in the development of a new type of double case configuration (single outer case with internal stackable trays) for the safe and effective transport of pastels. This talk will share new unpublished research on the case design undertaken at the National Gallery.

18 November

12:00
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Collection Management by the Truckload: Keeping XXL Collections Under Control

Angela Kipp (TECHNOSEUM, Germany)
Abstract
When large collections are newly acquired, effective working procedures are crucial for processing them while allowing the collections department to keep on top of their everyday tasks concerning exhibitions, loans and research. Ultimately, the aim is to make the objects available for use as soon as possible instead of creating another backlog of work.The TECHNOSEUM in Mannheim has acquired three large collections in recent years: a collection of advertising material ranging from small pins to oversized plush animals (acquired in 2011, 6700+ items, fully processed); a collection of radios, recording equipment and TV sets (acquired in 2014, 2800+ items, fully processed); and a collection of broadcasting technologies from one of Germany’s major broadcasting stations (acquired in 2014, 1200+ items catalogued so far).This session will take a look at how these challenges were tackled using technology (Wi-Fi, databases, barcodes), streamlined documentation, a refined logistics concept, and flexible thinking.

18 November

12:00
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Panel Discussion: Working with Living Artists

Chair: Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom)
Abstract
Bringing together registrars, curators, shippers and artists themselves, this session will consider the opportunities and challenges of working with living artists. It will explore how museums involve artists in discussions around how their art is presented, and address some of the challenges of collecting, caring for and exhibiting complex artworks that do not fit easily into conventional display and collecting policies.

18 November

13:45
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Dispelling the Myths around the UK Government Indemnity Scheme

Carol Warner (Arts Council England, United Kingdom), Anastasia Tennant (Arts Council England, United Kingdom)
Abstract
This paper will give a brief overview of the Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) operating within the UK and highlight some of the common misconceptions that have led some lenders to reject the GIS as an alternative to commercial insurance. These most often relate to buy back provision, inalienability, waiver of recourse, war risk, negligence and gross negligence, choice of/governing law, tie-in contracts, requirements imposed by charges e.g. additional loss payees (especially due to the increasing value of artworks and the trend to use them as collateral for loans), contingency insurance or Difference in Condition cover to cater for ‘anything that is not covered by GIS’, confiscation cover and cover for legal fees to resist it. In an attempt to clear misunderstandings and allay fears, this participatory session is aimed at giving registrars a greater awareness and a better understanding of how GIS works to assist them (both borrowers and lenders) in negotiating loans. It will seek to reassure attendees that claims are paid swiftly and any subrogation is a separate matter, and that the GIS uses loss adjusters used by the industry who specialise in assessing art claims.

18 November

13:45
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Selling Museum Pieces: Prudent Collections Management or Foolhardy Risk-Taking? Some Cautionary Tales of Deaccessioning

Emily Gould (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom)
Abstract
The notion that museums hold their collections for the public in perpetuity has been challenged recently by a number of high profile attempts by institutions of various types and in numerous jurisdictions to sell works of art (for example, the Berkshire Museum, La Salle University and the Canadian National Gallery in North America, and a few years previously, Northampton Borough Council in the UK). This talk will consider and compare the various legal regimes governing deaccessioning across these jurisdictions and the ethical considerations guiding decisions to dispose of items in an institution’s permanent collection. Even if legal rules permit deaccessioning, what risks remain for museums and galleries? Are the reputational risks worth the cash? What do these cases tell us about how best to manage the process?

18 November

13:45
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Touring Exhibitions: From Agreement to Exhibition

Valérie Haerden (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium), Marieke Ensing (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Netherlands)
Abstract
Due to the current financial situation, many museums are trying to find partners for their exhibitions or are organising exhibitions abroad with their own collections and local partners. Granting a loan is a decision which involves a lot of museum professionals: directors, curators, registrars, project coordinators, conservators and technical staff. This is a new challenge that many registrars have to face: coordinating and delivering the project, scheduling, budgeting, while keeping in mind the risk management and the preservation of the works. This presentation focuses on the agreement that is made between the different parties involved in the process. With case studies from registrars’ practice, the presentation will provide an overview of the diversity of responsibilities and logistical preparations required when an international exhibition is granted.

18 November

14:30
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Documentary Centres in Slovak Museums, Between Archives, Libraries and Collections: A View from a Practice and Legislation Perspective

Katarina Nadaska (East Slovak Gallery, Slovakia)
Abstract
The paper examines documentary research centres within Slovak museums, the assets of which are tied to the collections of the museums and form the database of information associated with each museum’s specialisation. However, this material is not in any way defined by Slovak legislation and does not follow a set methodology. This paper takes as its case study the East Slovak Gallery and its involvement in managing its documentary centre, established in 1987. Between 2008 and 2017 the gallery successfully averted an attempted takeover of its documentary funds by the country’s State Archive. The paper examines the present state of the Slovak museums, including discussions being held between Slovakia’s Ministry of Culture and professional museum organisations, and the creation of a new methodology looking at managing documentary resources.

18 November

14:30
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Security: Who Do You Trust?

William Brown (Arts Council England, United Kingdom)
Abstract
There is evidence to show that certain collections and materials are more attractive to criminals. How do criminals access our buildings to identify these objects and then steal them, and can they be deterred? This session will highlight a number of recent crimes and incidents with a view to exploring and sharing information about security risks. The consequences of crime and collateral damage to buildings, collections, systems and initiatives need to recognised by all, and this presentation will demonstrate how both staff and visitors can help protect these assets.

18 November

14:30
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Panel Discussion: Insurance

Chair: Katherine Richmond (Museum of London, United Kingdom)
Abstract
With representatives from fine art insurance companies and the UK Government Indemnity Scheme, this panel discussion will address the current questions and concerns facing the insurance sector for museums and galleries, and what should be prioritised going forward.

18 November

15:30
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Piliriqatigiinniq: Collaboration in Inuit Art Collections Management

Nicole Fletcher (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada), Krista Ulujuk Zawadski (Government of Nunavut, Canada)
Abstract
Collaborative collections management between two institutions precipitate unique challenges and rewards. On the one hand, the partners must work closely together to ensure that collaboration runs seamlessly, while on the other hand being flexible as both agencies adapt to unique challenges that inevitably arise from collaboration. In 2015 the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Culture and Heritage embarked on an historic five-year agreement to co-manage the nearly 7,500 works of Inuit art that comprise the GN Fine Art Collection. This presentation will discuss how two very different organisations have worked together, developing research, programming and exhibitions across borders.

18 November

15:30
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Implications of Brexit for the Law Affecting Cultural Heritage

Geoffrey Bennett (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom), Emily Gould (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom)
Abstract
Brexit could potentially mean changes to several aspects of the law affecting museums, including arts funding, copyright law, export licences, questions relating to choice of law and jurisdiction, and restitution claims. A question mark hangs over what will happen to art mobility in the post-Brexit era; how will Brexit impact museum loans, for example?This talk will give a brief overview of this broad area, focusing in particular on the question of most pressing concern within the registrar’s field, that of art loans. When will existing contracts be frustrated, as no longer capable of performance? What practical steps should museums be taking in their contractual arrangements? While there are no clear answers at present, it is hoped that this presentation will encourage participants to think ahead and to share and debate current thoughts and concerns.

18 November

15:30
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Digital Works and New Media Technologies: Preservation Strategies Versus Obsolescence of Display Equipment

Alessandra Guarascio (ArtScience Museum, Singapore)
Abstract
Preserving digital art, and most media art in general is a vital issue for almost all museums and collectors nowadays.There are several steps to consider when acquiring digital works, as well as planning for the care of digital collections, such as the identification of the master format, preservation expenses, obsolescence of the desired display equipment, documentation processes, technology expertise costs, tools and replacement expenses.So, what can we do to facilitate digital collection preservation? A combination of policies, strategies and actions to ensure access to new-born digital and reformatted content, regardless of technological change. Storage, refreshing, migration and emulation are the current strategies that can be vastly expanded with the collaboration of artists and conservators, while respecting all aspects of a work’s aesthetics and the artist’s intentions.

18 November

16:00
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Landseer in a Lorry

Jacqueline Austin (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom), Graham Taylor (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Abstract
This presentation reveals how an idea sparked by a comedy sketch show was turned into reality when the National Galleries of Scotland exhibited their new Sir Edwin Landseer acquisition – The Monarch of the Glen – in the back of a truck at schools and colleges across the country. It discusses how colleagues worked together to find solutions to concerns regarding environmental conditions, security and access to offer a unique up-close-and-personal experience with this work.

18 November

16:00
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Practical Session: Packing Museum Objects for Storage

Laura Cronin (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom), (Crown Fine Art, United Kingdom)
This practical session will focus on a variety of techniques and materials use to pack objects for museum storage. Looking at a range of object types the session will consider the different needs, resources, risks and standards in the sector.
There will be plenty of opportunities to see some examples of practical possible solutions and we encourage you to share your experiences and ask questions to the technical representatives from the Horniman and Crown.
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We’re in This Together: Registration in Post-Quake Christchurch

Gina Irish (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand)
Abstract
The forced closure of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū following the February 2011 earthquake marked the beginning of a five-year period of uncertainty. For the gallery, operating in post-quake Christchurch demanded staff be resourceful, and more importantly unified in recovery efforts.The long-term business recovery plan was ambitious, presenting challenges that demanded the registration team work differently, often in close collaboration with others and in partnership with external supporters. Together, remarkable outcomes were achieved, including the establishment of three temporary galleries, the delivery of over one hundred transitional projects and the launch of an impressive fundraising campaign for acquisitions.The gallery reopened in late 2015, yet several years later the earthquake experience continues to influence how registration and the wider team operate, always mindful of the bigger picture and that no matter what, we’re in this together.

19 November

10:15
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New Ventures for the Centre Pompidou: Platforms for Experimental Displays and Reshaping the Collection, the example of Kanal Pompidou in Brussels

Hélène Vassal (Centre Pompidou, France), Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet (Centre Pompidou, France)
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The Centre Pompidou in Paris is undertaking more and more collection projects abroad. One of them, based in the former Citroën factory in Brussels, is one of the most ambitious projects of its kind the museum has ever conceived. In May 2018, a presentation of some 300 masterpieces of modern and contemporary art from the collection opened in a 38,000 m² industrial site, and will remain on show for thirteen months. The display is a precursor to the future Kanal Centre Pompidou, a major cultural centre that is being converted from the former factory next year. This first presentation of works was already a great challenge, and this session provides an opportunity to unpack this incredible project, and to focus on the difficulties and solutions that registrars and collection managers found to achieve this accomplishment.

19 November

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Transporting Colossal Statues in Ancient Times and Today

Marco Rossani (Museo Egizio, Italy)
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This presentation focuses on how ancient Egyptian documents describe the transport of the colossal statue of Djehutihotep, which weighed approximately 58 tons and stood 7 metres high. It also examines the different ways that statues were transported out of Egypt, focusing in particular on the removal of Cleopatra’s Needle to London. Finally, it will look at how these kinds of artefacts are transported today, examining the use of different technologies to help remove statues from their plinths and reposition them in new exhibition spaces. The challenges faced by registrars will be revealed, as will the usefulness of ancient technologies in installing such pieces safely in archaeological sites such as Pompei.

19 November

10:15
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Panel Discussion: Planning for Brexit: A Practical Overview

Chair: Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
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This session will begin with a presentation from the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) before moving into a panel discussion looking at the implications of the UK’s exit from the European Union for registrars, both in the UK and abroad. It will bring together speakers from the DCMS, Royal Academy, Arts Council England and Momart to look at the current state of play, and the practical steps that registrars can put in place to prepare for Brexit.

19 November

11:30
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Rethinking Collection Management: Creating a Registrar’s New Best Friend

Panna Kemenes (Ludwig Museum, Hungary)
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In late 2017 the Ludwig Museum, Budapest, began developing the final stages of its new cloud-based Collection Management System. The aim was to develop an online platform which would facilitate the demands of a fast-paced contemporary art museum, with a varied collection, including an ever-growing number of digital media artworks.Could such a system integrate into the workflow of the collection care team, and importantly, aid the work of the museum registrar? Working in liaison with the development team, a registrar module was added, which enables the effective management of all incoming and outgoing loans, including transport, contracts and insurance details.This presentation will discuss the difficulties and successes of the project and offer insights from a registrar’s perspective.

19 November

11:30
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Documenting Change: Thinking Differently about Collections Documentation in Smaller Museums.

Inbal Livne (Powell-Cotton Museum, United Kingdom)
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Small and medium-sized museums have a lot to contend with, particularly in the area of collections documentation. Documentation backlogs often loom large in smaller museums, brought into focus during the accreditation process or during accreditation renewal. A lack of subject specialist staff can hamper efforts to meet even the basic SPECTRUM standards and, crucially, there are not usually enough people to do the work anyway. The Powell-Cotton Museum has faced all these problems. Historically, the museum only had a single curator, usually a natural historian, to look after nearly 60,000 specimens spanning natural history, ethnography and fine and decorative arts. Over the last three years, we have tried to think about documentation differently and have implemented a series of project-based exercises focusing on specific parts of the collection. We do not want to just meet the basic SPECTRUM standards. We want to be able to use object documentation as it should be used – to inform our display, educational and community work. This presentation examines some of the key projects we have worked on based around our anthropology collections. These projects have included working with subject specialist experts and diaspora communities, thinking about how to best use web resources and even rethinking the roles of curatorial and engagement staff to better meet the needs of the collection and the visitor. While all these projects have radically improved our object documentation, more importantly they have provided opportunities for us to use our collections in new ways.

19 November

11:30
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A Registrar’s Role Within Archives: The Special Needs of Archival Material Requested for Loan

Audrey Wilson (Scottish Council on Archives, United Kingdom), Linda Ramsay (National Records of Scotland, United Kingdom)
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Whether the loan is a Picasso drawing or a letter from Darwin, the purpose is essentially the same – to make an important resource more widely available. Lending archival material to other institutions is alien to most archivists. It is often perceived as endangering the safety of the material that has been entrusted to them. Enhanced discovery of archival collections online has led to an increased interest in borrowing archive items for exhibition and research. Archivists now need to collaborate and learn from their fellow heritage colleagues, developing their own guidelines for lending and borrowing archival material. This presentation will discuss our work to date, which includes a scoping exercise among archivists working across Scotland which aims to establish a working group of specialists, including registrars and conservators, to create a toolkit that will allow archivists to rationalise loan requests and allow them to promote their hidden gems.

19 November

12:00
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Once-in-a-Generation Project: The National Maritime Museum Storage Decant

Ben Sparkes (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Jennifer Crothall (Royal Museums Greenwich, United Kingdom)
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In January 2018 Constantine Ltd were asked to work on an exciting four-month project to decant the contents of the Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum) fine and decorative art store, and transport each object to the Prince Phillip Maritime Collections Centre (PPMCC).This presentation will trace the removal of the collection from the old site, where it had been stored for many years, to the new purpose-built PPMCC development. In doing so it will discuss the planning process leading up to the permanent relocation of the collection and evaluate how objects were originally stored to determine new methods for the PPMCC. It will also address factors considered by Constantine, including the conservation requirements of each piece, access points and surrounding space, and the challenges of removing, transporting and unpacking the collection safely.

19 November

12:00
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How to Deal with a Suddenly Growing Global Exhibition Project to be Opened Within the Next Few Months: Okwui Enwezor's Exhibition Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965

Cassandre Schmid (Haus der Kunst, Germany)
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When this exhibition project began, with requests for about 180 international loans, we were expecting it to be an average-to-large sized thematic presentation, albeit developed within a tight timeframe. Four months later, as the loan requests continued to mount up along with cancellations and changes, and as the transport estimates surpassed one million euros, it became clear that the show was becoming a small Documenta. This presentation will share the solutions that were found to the following challenges: the exhibition size increasing and the list of loans changing continuously; using an old database with rudimentary functions; managing loans from countries with unknown export regulations; unexpected work overload and no extra human resources to delegate to; a very tight installation timeframe; and accommodating eighty couriers during 'Oktoberfest'.

19 November

12:30
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A Proposal for Removing Barriers to Lending and Borrowing

Charlotte Dew (Touring Exhibitions Group, United Kingdom)
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Drawing from the research, learning through practice and collaborative work that the Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) has undertaken during 2017–18 in partnership with the National Museum Directors' Council (NMDC), Arts Council England (ACE) and the Art Fund, this paper will propose a framework for removing barriers to lending and borrowing faced most especially, but not exclusively, by those looking to lend or borrow for the first time. Using the findings from TEG's 'Lending and Borrowing Experiences Report' (2017) as a starting point, it will outline the barriers, and how through a framework of training, mentoring and small procedural changes these may be removed, resulting in fruitful partnerships, benefitting participating institutions, as well as the public through the resulting exhibitions. It will argue that change of this nature is only possible when organisations are open to collaboration; that borrowing activity should be considered a partnership, not a transactional activity.

19 November

12:30
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Country House, Town House: Collections Management in a Modern Landscape

Joanne Smith (National Trust, United Kingdom), Fernanda Torrente (National Trust, United Kingdom), Suzannah Brown (National Trust, United Kingdom)
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The National Trust is a huge organisation with more than five hundred diverse properties and sites across the UK, millions of priceless objects, thousands of employees, millions of visitors annually and it is the largest beneficiary of the UK AIL scheme. But it only has sixteen registrars. How do these registrars manage such a large and diverse collection? How are they evolving to keep up with the demands of accessibility? How do they work effectively with thousands of colleagues in remote locations around the country? How does collections management keep pace with evolving business management and visitor experience frameworks?This paper will address some of these challenges and through case studies discuss how the Trust is continuously evolving to enable its collections to shine and its policies to remain relevant and practical. This paper will be of interest to any registrar, conservator and commercial company who works with the Trust, and will be relevant to museums in similar situations or with similar collections.

19 November

12:30
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Panel discussion: Shipping

Chair: Janice Slater (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom)
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Bringing together international shippers from across the world, this panel discussion will look at current issues and innovations within the profession.

19 November

14:00
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Courier Training Framework

Katherine Richmond (Museum of London, United Kingdom), Wendela Brouwer (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands), Desirée Blomberg (Moderna Museet, Sweden)
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The Courier Training Framework is a tool for developing and delivering courier training, which was put together as a basis for promoting best practice in the museum and gallery sector. The framework is based on the principle that we should send couriers only when necessary, and the focus is on preparing the courier for the unexpected as well as creating a shared sense of what a professional courier role entails. This free tool was disseminated through registrar groups in 2017, with the hope that by sharing it we can foster a sense of shared understanding of how to courier better. The team who developed the tool will share their experiences of working across borders to develop this standard, what the outcomes of the project were, and discuss its reach and impact in the sector.

19 November

14:00
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20 Years of Museum Registration in Israel: The Case of the Rishon Le-Zion Museum

Efrat Haberman (Rishon Le-Zion Museum, Israel)
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The State of Israel was founded seventy years ago. Since its foundation, more than two hundred museums have been established. In recent years many of them have undergone or are now going through dramatic changes in the fields of registration, digitisation and accessibility of collections. Furthermore, two hundred of them now use CMS systems and upload their collections for public view on the website ‘Museums in Israel’. The Rishon Le-Zion Museum is one of these museums and presents the uniqueness of Rishon Le-Zion as a creator of fundamental national values and symbols. The museum’s collection is one of the largest and most impressive of the First Aliya period and has undergone a digital revolution in recent years. This presentation will explain how registration has been transferred from paper cards to the CRM system and uploaded onto the ‘Museums in Israel’ website.
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Collaboration Beyond Museums: The Emergence and Rise of Registrar Professions in Taiwan Since 2000

Pang Yen Cheng (National Palace Museum, Taiwan)
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The National Digital Archives Program (NDAP, 2002–13) directly prompted professional development of museum registration in Taiwan. Under this programme, various kinds of collections and archives have been digitised. Besides this, the NDAP also developed international collaboration opportunities and created the Museum Computer Network, Taiwan (MCN Taiwan) in 2007. The Collection Management System-Special Interest Group (CMS-SIG) of the MCN Taiwan conducted workshops about museum collections, registration and their management systems to encourage practical experience exchanges. It also facilitated the development of professional registration work in museums. This paper was inspired by Vassal and Daynes-Diallo’s 2016 study, which offered the author a frame of reference not only to review registrar professions in Taiwan but also to identify challenges facing a well-established community of registrars within Taiwan.
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Development of Registrar Apprenticeships

Claire Hallinan (National Gallery, United Kingdom), Rebecca Wallace (Historic Royal Palaces, United Kingdom)
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For a long time there has been an ambition to create a formal qualification for registrars and a recent shake-up of vocational training in England has presented the perfect opportunity to do so. The government wants employers to be at the centre of the process for designing and delivering apprenticeships to ensure they are relevant to business and meet the needs of the employer, broader sector and of the economy more widely. Apprenticeships are real jobs that allow someone to gain certification in their field while working; acquiring theoretical and practical skills and gaining enormous experience putting it all into context as they learn. This presentation argues that apprenticeships offer alternative and new routes into a profession, address diversity issues and enable social mobility, open access to careers and help nurture new talent. In the cultural and heritage sector we recruit more graduates than any other sector and it is time for fresh perspectives and opportunities for positive change.
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Qualification Programme for Registrars

Nicole Schmidt (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Germany), Volker Thiel (Foundation House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany)
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In Germany there is still no study programme with a generally accepted degree for registrars. This has serious consequences for the work of registrars in relation to the recognition of the profession. Therefore it is a central task of Registrars Germany to strengthen the occupational profile of registrars through the development of a recognised training programme. This presentation discusses a qualification course that was developed in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, the Faculty of Museum Studies and Museum Management. The programme is offered extra-occupationally and is designed for museum professionals as well as students with an arts degree. The session is intended to give an overview of the content of the programme and to share the experience of launching it.
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Copyright, Collections and Visitor Photography

Fredric Saunderson (National Library of Scotland, United Kingdom)
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Created works held in collections are often protected by copyright, an unregistered intellectual property right that can survive for decades or longer. This presentation will outline how the National Library of Scotland has adapted its processes in two copyright areas: collection donations and visitor photography. Using examples, the presentation will illustrate the changes the library has made to enable and encourage visitor photography and to document copyright status from the moment a work is donated.

19 November

14:45
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Practical Session: Technical Installations and Display Cases

Jen Kaines (Royal Armouries, United Kingdom), Philip Sofer (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom)
This practical session will focus on interpreting case reports and specifications, discussing case access issues and preparations that can be made ahead of an installation. There will be case examples and case technical drawings for you to discuss and look at, as well as plenty of opportunities to share your experience and ask questions to Jen and Phil.

19 November

15:45
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Brexit: Customs and Transport Update

Steve Gourley (Momart Limited, United Kingdom)
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The UK is withdrawing from the European Union but how will this evolving relationship affect registrars when arranging the movement of objects across the UK/EU border? By the time ERC18 begins it is expected that Mr Raab’s and Mr Barnier’s teams will have concluded their negotiations and the final withdrawal agreement will be with the governments for ratification. Although ‘nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’ what do registrars need to be aware of? There has been much conjecture on both sides of the debate but in this session we will try to cut through the political rhetoric and deal with the facts as we understand them. We will aim to identify customs, documentation, licensing and transport related issues and analyse how they might affect the movement of objects across the UK/EU border after 29 March 2019 and, assuming the expected transition/implementation period is agreed, beyond 31 December 2020.

19 November

15:45
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Managing the Intangible: Internal Collaboration at the V&A Museum

Pamela Young (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Sabrina Offord (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
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The V&A holds the UK National Collection of Performing Arts, a unique collection that includes personal archives, ephemera, designs, costumes and literature. While most collections in the V&A are object based, the theatre collections also include archives and a library. As the museum prepares to move from its Blythe House store, greater emphasis has been placed on ensuring that the Theatre and Performance (T&P) collection is accurately documented and collections management procedures are embedded in daily working. Issues have also been brought into focus by the blockbuster exhibitions being produced by T&P including Pink Floyd and Opera. The T&P team are working collaboratively with the Collections Management Department to improve standards and practice across collections management. This paper looks at how we are working collaboratively to adapt V&A procedures for art and design collections for use with social and cultural history collections and intangible heritage, and sharing these with the wider museum.

19 November

14:45
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Practical Session: Airfreight for Beginners

Stephen Richards (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Raffaele Calise (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom)
With exhibitions and shipments becoming larger and more ambitious in size and scale, this presentation explores the world of airfreight and airlines.
This first session details the necessary procedures and outlines the considerations that logistics companies and couriers have to make when dealing with palletised cargo.
Both sessions present actual palletisation methods and will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of experienced airport representatives from Constantine Ltd and Momart Ltd.
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Safeguarding Culture

Lucy Findley (Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates), M. Khamis Mohamed Sultan (Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates)
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Abu Dhabi has committed itself to playing an active role in the safeguarding of cultural heritage in conflict zones and to combat illicit trafficking.What is often overlooked on a governmental level is the role of the registrar, and the importance of the very basics of what we do in protecting cultural heritage. With our presentation we will take you through our journey to getting our collection management in order, and what this means for us and the region. We will also discuss some of the challenges we face in the region, and how we are working to combat them.

19 November

15:45
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Practical Session: Packing Museum Objects for Shipping

Ben Sparkes (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Richard Ashbridge (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
This practical session will focus on standards, materials, correct practice and options available for packing museum objects for shipping, according to the type of journey, the risk involved and the objects specific needs.
There will be plenty of opportunities to see some examples of practical possible solutions and we encourage you to share your experiences and ask questions to the technical representatives from the V&A and Constantine.
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Practical Session: Airfreight for the Experienced

Stephen Richards (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Raffaele Calise (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom)
With exhibitions and shipments becoming larger and more ambitious in size and scale, this presentation explores the world of airfreight and airlines.
This second session goes further, aiming to discuss more ambivalent issues such as flight direction, stacking and over-hanging of crates on pallets.
Both sessions present actual palletisation methods and will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of experienced airport representatives from Constantine Ltd and Momart Ltd.
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Richard Ashbridge

Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
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Jacqueline Austin

National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
Jacqui manages the loans, touring exhibitions and partnerships projects for the National Galleries of Scotland working with organisations across Scotland, the UK and the world.
Before joining National Galleries of Scotland in 2015 she worked for National Museums Scotland for 8 years delivering a number of projects including the Lewis Chessmen touring exhibition and the skills sharing partnership with Museums of Malawi. She also worked for the National Trust for Scotland as loans registrar with a focus on historic loans.

18 November

16:00
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Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet

Centre Pompidou
France
Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet is Head Registrar of Center Pompidou. She has worked since 2001 in different French institutions. She is graduated in Art Histor and Museology. She began her career in the Department of Restorers of the Institut National du Patrimoine before joining in 2005 the Army Museum where she directed the department of the management of collections and exhibitions, She was also in charge of the relocated storages. She joined in 2014 the Musée d art Moderne de la Ville de Paris where she directed the service of management of works and exhibitions before joining in March 2017 the Centre Pompidou to perform similar functions. Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet is also trainer for various training organizations.

19 November

10:15
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Idoya Beitia

Royal Academy of Arts
United Kingdom
Idoya Beitia has 17 years experience working in exhibitions. She worked at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao before moving to London to join the RA's exhibition team. She has been the Head of Exhibitions Management since April 2017, where she manages the team of Senior Exhibitions Managers, Exhibitions Managers and Assistant Exhibitions Managers.

18 November

10:15
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Geoffrey Bennett

Institute of Art and Law
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Bennett is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Art and Law. After studying Classics and Law at Cambridge he was called to the Bar and has held university posts at Liverpool, Leeds, Louisville, City London and Notre Dame. He has also practised and teaches and writes in the area of cultural heritage law.

18 November

15:30
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David Bilson

British Museum
United Kingdom
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Desirée Bloomberg

Moderna Museet
Sweden
Desirée Blomberg is the Manager of Exhibition Coordination and Loans within the department of Exhibition & Collection at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. She began her employment at the museum as Exhibitions Registrar in 2002 and has since then worked with managing exhibitions, incoming loans and touring international exhibitions. In the current position Desirée is now also working with the development of procedures and workflow in relation to loans in and out, exhibition planning and touring exhibitions. She is the Swedish representative in the Board of the Nordic Registrars Group and in 2014 Desirée was a member of the Organizing Committee for the ERC in Helsinki. Desirée holds a Master of Arts in Art History and Ethnology from Uppsala University, Sweden.

19 November

14:00
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Wendela Brouwer

Rijksmuseum
Netherlands
Wendela Brouwer is Head of the Registrars Office at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam since 2006, when this department was founded. Before starting as exhibitions manager in the Rijksmuseum in 1999, Wendela worked in the museums and cultural field as project manager and consultant for different institutions and companies with a focus on travelling exhibitions and international cooperation. Wendela is also chairing the Dutch Registrars Group (Nederlandse Registrars Groep).

19 November

14:00
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Suzannah Brown

National Trust
United Kingdom
Suzannah Brown has worked in the museum sector for over six years and has held several collections management focused roles since obtaining a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. Prior to her current role at the National Trust Suzannah most recently worked at Lakeland Arts in Cumbria. She has experience of a wide variety of social, domestic and industrial objects and works of art in museum, art gallery and historic house environments.
Suzannah joined the National Trust as Collections Registrar for the North in 2017, a region which contains some of the most well-known historic houses, and everything from castles to a lighthouse. She manages loans throughout the region, and supports property staff with all aspects of their collections management including acquisitions, disposals, cataloging, exhibitions and documentation planning.

19 November

12:30
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William Brown

Arts Council England
United Kingdom
William took his current office as National Security Adviser in 2006.
He works and advises at all levels in the UK and around the world for Government bodies, being responsible for assessing the security risks of buildings and sites which hold National collections and their transportation to venues in the UK and worldwide.
He has presented to audiences around the world and in the last year presented to conferences in Germany, Boston and Chicago USA and has worked on projects in Malta, Italy, Portugal and China.
His role is to enable displays of priceless works and of internationally prestigious material to be exhibited under grant of the UK Government Indemnity.
He is a member of the International Committee on Museum Security, the London Metropolitan Police Arts and Antiques Security Group, the National Museums Security Group and the International Police Association. He is also a lead member on the UK National Police Chiefs Council Heritage Crime Working Group.
He investigates losses from National collections and crimes of heritage objects working with loss adjusters and insurance brokers to ensure risks are mitigated and procedures to limit losses are present. He also works with Architects and Planners on new build and refurbishment projects. He lectures on Security and Risks of Collections at universities and manages a team of security consultants who support his work.

18 November

14:30
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Aisha Burtenshaw

UKRG
United Kingdom

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Raffaele Calise

Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
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Pang Yen Cheng

National Palace Museum
Taiwan
Dr. Cheng has been with the National Palace Museum (NPM, Taiwan) since 2001 and is currently an Associate Registrar. He was mainly in charge of the NPM collection acquisition, registration and inventory, but also contributed to several international loans, such as “Portrayals from a Brush Divine: A Special Exhibition on the Tricentennial of Giuseppe Castiglione's Arrival in China” (an incoming loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. in 2015). He set up the Collection Management System-Special Interest Group (CMS-SIG) of the Museum Computer Network, Taiwan Chapter (MCN Taiwan) in 2008. Since then he has organized more than 15 workshops, such as “Management and Application of Museum Collections in the Digital Archive Era” (2014) and “Challenges under the Museum Act and Practice” (2016). He used to work at the Digital Archives Sub-Project of Antiquities in the NPM from 2001 to 2006, and also completed an internship at the Asian Department of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), in the summer of 2006. After obtaining two MA degrees in Museum Studies and Chinese Art History, he earned a Ph.D. in Multi-Culture Education at the National Dong-Hua University (Taiwan) in 2012. His research interests focus on museum collection registration, collection management systems and international traveling exhibitions.

19 November

14:00
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Laura Cronin

Horniman Museum
United Kingdom
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Jennifer Crothall

Royal Museums Greenwich
United Kingdom
Jenny Crothall has worked in Collections Management for the past 15 years, specialising in collections care, storage and movement, and capital build and refurbishment projects. She has worked at the Roman Baths Museum, the British Museum and is now Collections Storage and Access Manager for Royal Museums Greenwich. She has recently managed the design and installation of, and relocation of collections into, a new storage facility at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.

19 November

12:00
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Ulrika Danielsson

National Gallery
United Kingdom
Ulrika Danielsson is an Exhibitions Manager at the National Gallery in London. Ulrika was the Exhibitions Manager for Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell, and is currently working on Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light which will open in Spring 2019.
Ulrika has previously held positions at Barbican Art Gallery and the Science Museum.

18 November

12:00
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Charlotte Dew

Touring Exhibitions Group
United Kingdom
Charlotte Dew is the Touring Exhibitions Group's (TEG) Professional Development Manager. She has held curatorial, collections management, learning and project management roles, working in museums, archives, libraries and universities, including The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Crafts Council, The Mercers’ Company, The National Archives, The Women’s Library, the Museum of English Rural Life and The Textile Conservation Centre. She has a broad range of experience, particularly in the fields of touring and partnership exhibitions.
Since April 2015, in her roles as Economics of Touring Exhibitions Researcher and Preparing to Borrow Programme Manager, and latterly Professional Development Manager at TEG, Charlotte has led a rigorous exploration of UK touring and borrowing practices, authoring the ‘Economics of Touring Exhibitions Survey Report’ and associated ‘Recommendations for Practice’ guidelines and toolkit, published in April 2016, and the ‘Lending and Borrowing Experiences Report: Recommendations for the improvement of loans practice between UK museums and galleries’, published in November 2017. Charlotte has worked with the National Museum Directors' Council, Art Fund and Arts Council England to develop and deliver workshops and mentoring for regional organisations interested in starting to borrowing, as well as round-table events with national lenders, and is currently developing a ‘Guide to Borrowing’, which will provide a first point of contact and pertinent guidance to those looking to borrowing from institutions in the UK.

19 November

12:30
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Francesco Donadio

Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Francesco Donadio is General Manager at Constantine, primarily responsible for the Museum and Exhibition Co-ordination team which currently consists of 25 members. After studying business, he worked for his family’s freight-forwarding company in Italy. In the early 1990’s Francesco moved to London to further pursue his career in art logistics. Francesco has worked for Constantine for the past 28 years, beginning as an Exhibition Assistant and working his way up to his current role of General Manager. As well as project managing, Francesco has been involved in many other commercial and operational aspects of the business: from airport supervision attendance to the implementation of the company’s Regulated Agent status in 2002. Francesco has worked on many high-profile international exhibition projects over the years, including the National Gallery and Art Institute of Chicago’s Degas Beyond Impressionism (1996), the Royal Academy’s Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement (2011) and the most recent collaboration between the National Gallery & Burrell Collection, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell (2017).

18 November

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Marieke Ensing

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Netherlands
Marieke Ensing studied Metal Conservation, Art History and Museumstudies. After 10 years of metal conservation, she switched careers and became a project coordinator at an Art Transport Company. Since one year she is working as project coordinator at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam at the BVB Collections department. This department is responsible for the international exhibitions organized by MBVB. Main project at this moment is “Dal Nulla al Sogno”, an exhibition on Surrealism that opens in Alba (Italy) on October 27th.

18 November

14:30
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Lucy Findley

Department of Culture and Tourism
United Arab Emirates
Lucy Findley is the Senior Registrar for the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi working on the development of the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum collections, and overseeing the registration and collections management of the existing and ever expanding permanent collection and already established Museums. Prior to this she spent some time working freelance across both in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Before moving to the Middle East, Lucy was the Curatorial Collections Manager at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Assistant Registrar at the National Gallery and an Exhibitions Co-ordinator at Constantine Ltd.

19 November

15:45
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Nicole Fletcher

Winnipeg Art Gallery
Canada
Nicole Fletcher currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She recently completed her Master's Degree in History through the Joint Master's Program at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. She is interested in utilizing collections management as a tool to build bridges into museums.

18 November

15:30
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Erika Franek

LACMA
United States
Erika Franek is the Head Registrar at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She currently manages the Registrar's Office and Risk Management departments. Erika has administered LACMA's art insurance program since 2014 and has served as the lead registrar on multiple international touring exhibitions. Before coming to LACMA in 2010, Erika worked as the registrar for outgoing loans at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for nine years. Prior to that she worked for the registrar and conservator at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

18 November

10:15
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Nickos Gogolos

Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Born and raised in Heraklion, Greece. He read Archaeology and Art History in Athens and graduated with an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Essex, England. He holds an Institute of Art and Law Diploma in "Law and Collections Management".

He has worked at Tate in London, spending five years as an Exhibitions Registrar at Tate Modern. He later spent eight years at the Museum of London as the Registrar, responsible for legal framework and procedures for lending, acquisitions and disposals of museum collections. In the last five years he has been the Head Registrar at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) responsible for the loans out strategy and advising on practical, legal and ethical issues in collections management and exhibitions.

He has lectured and facilitated training on the role of the museum registrar, the British Government Indemnity Scheme, the ethics of museum disposal, the mobility of museum collections for loans between European countries, the organisation of temporary exhibitions and exhibition partnerships with commercial brands.
He has previously served as Chair of the UK Registrars Group. 

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Emily Gould

Institute of Art and Law
United Kingdom
Emily Gould is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Art and Law, an internationally recognised source of knowledge on art and cultural heritage law (IAL). The IAL is an educational organisation, founded in 1995, giving knowledge and perspective on the law relating to cultural heritage, a concept which includes art, antiquities, archives, archaeology, architecture, monuments, treasure and much more.
Emily entered the legal profession after studying history at Cambridge University. Having worked with the IAL for a year in 1997-8, she trained as a solicitor, initially working as an intellectual property attorney then moving in-house as counsel for a global pharmaceutical company. After a period working in the charity sector in grants fundraising and management, she returned to the IAL in 2015. She writes, teaches and presents on a range of areas pertaining to art and cultural heritage law including museum ethics, copyright, heritage crime, restitution and contract law.

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Steve Gourley

Momart Limited
United Kingdom
Steve is Business Process and Compliance Manager at Momart, the specialist fine art handling and transportation company. He first became involved with customs in 1985, whilst working for a general freight forwarder, before joining Momart in 1988 as a shipping clerk, where his knowledge of customs was a valuable addition to the business. Over the years, Steve has gained a wealth of experience and understanding of customs and related matters, being instrumental in the setting up and continued operation of Momart’s special customs facilities and authorisations. Always willing to give others the benefit of his experience and aid their understanding of customs, he gives advice and presentations to clients at conferences and in smaller groups as well as within Momart.

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Alessandra Guarascio

ArtScience Musuem
Singapore
Alessandra Guarascio is an art conservator and a registrar, specialized in conservation of contemporary art and modern materials. In Singapore, she is in charge of all phases of conservation, collections care and registration at the ArtScience Museum, including physical condition assessment of collections, photographic documentation, condition reporting and conservation checks, routine cleaning and packing as well as environmental monitoring systems.
She has been working on the condition checking, installation, maintenance and dismantling of several exhibitions and cooperated with international museums and institutions for both registration and conservation needs.
Before relocating to Singapore, she worked as conservator at the Triennale’s Conservation, Research and Preservation Department in Milan. She carried out the maintenance and preservation of design objects and artworks from both the permanent collection and temporary and itinerant exhibitions.
She also worked on the documentation and re-arrangement of several complex installations, which represents her main interest in research and studies.

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Efrat Haberman

Rishon Le-Zion Museum
Israel
Ms. Efrat Haberman, collection manager at the Rishon Le-Zion Museum for the past three years. In her previous position she was the Information Specialist and catalogue of visual materials in the archive of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel.
Ms. Haberman holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in information science from the Bar-Ilan University (Israel). These days she is writing a master's thesis on "The Collection development policy at the Rishon Le-Zion Museum between 1972-2014" at the Haifa University (Israel).
She founded in 2017 the "Israeli Collections Managers and registrar forum.

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Valérie Haerden

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Belgium
Valérie Haerden studied Art History and Cultural Management and is, since 2003, the Registrar of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and mostly in charge of the outgoing loans of the collection of the museums. Since the opening of the Magritte Museum, she’s also in charge of the organization of the movements inside this museum. She has been designated as the Belgian expert for the European norm “Conservation of cultural property - Packing principles for transport & Transport methods”.

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Wobke Hooites

Kröller-Müller Museum
The Netherlands
Longing for a greener environment, last March Wobke Hooites started as registrar at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, in the Netherlands, where she manages all outgoing and incoming loans and large travelling exhibitions. The Kröller-Müller Museum, located at The Hoge Veluwe National Park, keeps among other collections, the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world and has one of Europe’s oldest and largest sculpture gardens.

Wobke has previously worked at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where she, as part of the registrars team, managed outgoing loans, the installation of a large number of objects after the renovation of the museum, the move of the print room and several large exhibitions, like Good Hope. South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600 in 2017. She also specialized in the legal and insurance aspects of loans, because she found it became more and more important to checked all loan agreements and insurance policies on wording and risks. When the new Dutch heritage law was implemented in 2016 Wobke worked on renewing the loan contract of the Rijksmuseum and since then informing colleagues in the field, with the aim of achieving a more unambiguous insurance policy in the Netherlands.

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Gina Irish

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
New Zealand
Gina Irish leads the registration team at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch, New Zealand. The team are responsible for all aspects of collection management and contribute to the successful delivery of exhibitions. Prior to her appointment at the Gallery in 2006, Gina worked at Christchurch’s Ara Institute where she managed the collection. Gina has lectured in New Zealand, Australia and North America about collection law and the Gallery's response to disaster, with a focus on priority lists and seismic risk management (storage and display). Gina has an MA in Art History from the University of Canterbury (NZ) and a Diploma in Law and Collection Management from the Institute of Art & Law (UK). Gina is the President of the Australasian Registrars Committee.

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Jennifer Jones

National Museums Scotland
United Kingdom
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Jen Kaines

Royal Armouries
United Kingdom
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Panna Kemenes

Ludwig Museum
Hungary
Panna started her career in the conservation field, after completing her degree in Conservation and Restoration at the University of Lincoln in 2013.
From here she went on to work on the creation of digital resources for museums, where she gained experience in developing and using CMS’s and working with international institutions.
Since April 2017 she has been the registrar for the Ludwig Museum. She is responsible for the organisation of incoming and outgoing loans with museums and galleries worldwide. Her position involves management of all aspects of the loan process including insurance, customs permits and art couriering.
Her role also includes working together with international museums, artists and curators and the coordination of exhibitions.

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Angela Kipp

TECHNOSEUM
Germany
Angela Kipp is the collections manager of the TECHNOSEUM in Mannheim, Germany and an independent museum consultant with a special focus on science, technology, farming and history collections. She holds the German Museum Studies degree of Diplom-Museologin (FH) and has worked in the museum field since 1998. She worked for various institutions including large museums like the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin and the Deutsches Museum in Munich, as well as for many smaller museums and cultural projects. She specializes in logistics, project management and the adaption of technology for the special needs of museums.

She is especially interested in finding affordable ways to improve collections care in smaller institutions. One way she does that is through her blog project Registrar Trek, aimed at raising awareness for collections care in general and fostering exchange between collections specialists around the world by publishing their articles, stories and ideas in different languages. Another way is her book Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections 2016 in which she gathered her own experiences and those of several colleagues to develop a framework for people confronted with a previously unmanaged, only partly managed or just neglected collection.

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Jane Knowles

National Gallery London
United Kingdom
Jane Knowles is Head of Exhibitions at the National Gallery, London where she has strategic and management responsibility for the on-site programme of temporary exhibitions and the national and international touring exhibition programme. Prior to her current role, Jane has been responsible for exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Horniman Museum & Gardens and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

Jane read Art History and English Literature at Nottingham University. She holds an MA in Museology from the University of East Anglia and a diploma in Art Law and Ethics from the Institute of Art and Law. Jane is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and teaches on MA courses for the Warburg Institute and the University of Buckingham. She is a former Chair of the UK Registrars Group.

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Inbal Livine

Powell-Cotton Museum
United Kingdom
Dr. Inbal Livne is Head of Collections at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent. Inbal is a specialist in Himalayan material culture and has previously worked in the anthropological collections of the British Museum and the National Museums Scotland. Currently her work at the Powell-Cotton focuses on early 20th century female anthropologists Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton and the work of their father, Percy Powell-Cotton, in South Sudan in the 1930s. In addition, Inbal is particularly interested in museum documentation and the relationship between objects and their archival records. Inbal is deputy editor of the Journal of Museum Ethnography.

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Janneke Martens

Rijksmuseum
Netherlands
Janneke Martens is a registrar at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She works mainly on outgoing loans and is responsible for drafting the loan agreements of all outgoing loans of the Rijksmuseum. She studied history and worked as an editor for television productions. In 2011 she started working as a registrar at the National Library of the Netherlands. A year later she joined the Registrars Office of the Rijksmuseum.

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Aldona Modrzewska

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Poland
Aldona Modrzewska has been collaborating with the Museum since 2016 and became the Head of Collection Department in September 2016. Her professional responsibilities are connected with the long-term preservation of collections including establishing and maintaining high standards of collection care, from acquisition/donation to conservation and display. She engages in activities that aim to protect and preserve artefacts related to the Jewish heritage of Poland, which consists of a rich and varied collection of over fourteen thousand objects. Aldona oversees the work of curators, registrars, archivists, conservators, photographers, and digital professionals. Aldona gained experience working as a registrar in royal residence museums. Aldona graduated from University of Lodz (MA in Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis), Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (MA in History of Art, Criticism and Conservation) and she also studied at Warsaw School of Economics (Master of Business Administration).

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Katarína Nádaská

East Slovak Gallery
Slovakia
Katarína Nádaská studied history (MA, PhD.) at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She also studied and conducted research in Rome, Florence, Naples and Budapest. She is the Head of Art History and Collections Department of the East Slovak Gallery in Košice (Slovakia). She is a member of Slovak Gallery Council and individual member of ICOM National Committee Slovakia. Her expertise lies in themes of medieval iconography and she is involved in the research of museum methodology of managing documentary resources. She has participated in the preparation of exhibitions and restoration projects aimed at protecting and presenting the cultural heritage of Eastern Slovakia. She curated the exhibition of the restoration work of Maria Spoločníková (East Slovak Gallery, Košice, May 19 - September 3, 2017), which was nominated for the National Prize of ICOMOS - Heritage for the Future 2017. Her latest presentation on Managing documentation resources was at the Memory Conference (October 25, 2017 in Bratislava) and at the Phenomenon of Cultural Heritage in Society IV. conference (April 25, 2018 in Bratislava).

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Sabrina Offord

Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kigndom
Sabrina Offord is the Archivist and Conservation Manager in the Theatre and Performance Department at the V&A. She is a qualified archivist with 10 years’ experience working in the heritage sector. Previous employers include the Imperial War Museums working on various projects including the Lord Ashcroft Victoria Cross Gallery. At the V&A Sabrina is responsible for managing the Theatre and Performance Archives and is contributing to the forthcoming collections move to new facilities.

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Kate Parsons

Tate
United Kingdom
Kate Parsons is Head of Collection Management at Tate. Her role is to lead the Art Handling, Registrars and Photography teams who oversee the practical, logistical and legal aspects of managing Tate’s collections and programmes. This includes acquisitions, loans, exhibitions, displays and access, and all other aspects of managing artworks in Tate’s care and on location nationally and internationally.

Kate has over 20 years’ experience in the field of collection management. She contributes to numerous working groups, committees and research initiatives in the UK and international sector and facilitates training programmes in sharing and caring for collections worldwide. Kate has previously held the Chair of the UK Registrar's Group and is a graduate of the Clore Leadership Programme.

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Susanna Pettersson

Nationalmuseum
Sweden
Dr. Susanna Pettersson, Director General at Nationalmuseum, Sweden, is an art historian specializing in museum history and collection studies. Before moving to Stockholm she worked as Director of the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery.
Dr. Pettersson has worked for more than twenty years in museums. Her posts have included Director of the Finnish Institute in London, Director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Museum and Director of Development at the Finnish National Gallery. She is also Adjunct Professor in Museology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Associate Professor at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is a founding member if the Iconic Houses Network and has participated in several national public governance and international working groups such as European Union’s OMC working group on Collections Mobility (2008-2010). Dr. Pettersson’s research interests include museum history, collection studies, history of art history as well as 19th -century and modern art, and she publishes widely. Her most important positions of trust include Board Membership of Aalto University (Finland) and she is also President of the Board of the Finnish Institute in Japan.

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Linda Ramsay

National Records of Scotland
United Kingdom
Linda Ramsay is the Head of Conservation at the National Records of Scotland with responsibility for conservation and preservation of the national collections. Linda was formerly the Chair of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) Scotland and is currently an observer member. She is a registered and accredited conservator, an instructor on the Archives & Records Association (ARA) UK & Ireland scheme, and an assessor for the Professional Practice Assessment for Conservation Professionals (PACR) scheme.

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Katarzyna Reszka

The Polin Musuem of the History of Polish Jews
Poland
Katarzyna Reszka has been collaborating with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews since 2017 as a registrar of the museum’s collection. She manages collections comprising over 14,000 artefacts, majority of which, with strong connection to personal stories of donors. Her responsibilities include dealing with acquisitions, care and display of items, cataloguing and running collection documentation. Katarzyna also oversees implementation of new software solution that aggregates information about objects and their oral history in a single database. She gained experience working as a registrar in royal residence museums as well as a local archeological museum. Katarzyna is a graduate of University of Wroclaw (BA & MA in Archaeology, postgraduate course in Forensic Archaeology) and University of Warsaw (postgraduate course in Museum Studies).

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Stephen Richards

Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
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Katherine Richmond

Museum of London
United Kingdom
Katherine Richmond is the Registrar at the Museum of London, UK, and has been working in the museum industry for over 15 years. Her career began at the Royal Armouries Museum and later as a collection registrar within the loans out team at Tate. Katherine is involved in a range of collections management activities from acquisition and disposal to exhibitions, loans, policy and training. From 2015 – 2017, Katherine held the position of Chair of the UK Registrars Group. Katherine holds a degree in History from the University of Edinburgh, a post-graduate degree in Museums Studies from the University of Leicester, and a Diploma in Art Law and Collections Management from the Institute of Art and Law. She is also a recent graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen2018 programme.

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Marco Rossani

Museo Egizio
Italy
From 2010 till 2015 the museum was completely refurbished so I organized the instalment of the new galleries in 2013 (Immortali transitory set up) and the relocation of all the 35.000 object from the old deposits to the new deposits. In 2015 coordinated the process of the instalment of the New Museum galleries, 16 rooms, moving three thousands objects, from the smallest papyrus to the 4 tons stone sarcophagus. The process started with the choice of the showcases, the development of their project and the placement in the galleries. All activities and tasks connected with the installation of the new galleries were to be coordinated with the work in progress of the construction site that was still going on. The process of mounting the galleries has been concluded in 4 months.

Previously in the Museo Egizio I managed the digitalisation of the collections (26,000 objects) and the integration of all documents found in disparate locations. As Registrar I have been several times Project manager for several activities, mainly focused on loan of big exhibitions in foreign countries like Russia, China North America etc. I have personally acted as courier for nearly every outgoing loan developing all procedures related.

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Fredric Saunderson

National Library of Scotland
United Kingdom
Fredric Saunderson is Rights and Information Manager for the National Library of Scotland, where he leads strategic development in copyright, data protection and records management. Fred is currently leading a project to implement the Library’s records management plan and co-leading a series of Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded research workshops on text and data mining. He was recently industry supervisor for a collaborative PhD studentship on copyright licensing in cultural heritage and has published on copyright and open licensing. Fred chairs the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA - uklaca.org, @UKLACA), is on the Archives and Records Association Legislation and Standards Working Group, and contributes to a number of related committees and steering groups.

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Cassandre Schmid

Haus der Kunst
Germany
Cassandre Schmid works as an Exhibition Registrar at the Haus der Kunst, a Bavarian institution (Germany) without a collection which presents different sized, temporary exhibitions of international outreach in contemporary art.
Over the last 15 years she has gained a large experience in managing fast paced, simultaneous exhibitions projects, loans from exotic countries and touring exhibitions. Constant planning, adapting and optimizing, finding solutions and bringing different professionals to a common goal is her second nature. She is fascinated by the intercultural aspect of her activity in communicating with partners worldwide and by the creative and evolutionary field she is working in.

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Nicole Schmidt

German Historical Museum
Germany
Nicole Schmidt studied museum studies and cultural mediation of art in Berlin, Germany and Marseille, France. She has been working as a registrar since 2000 and is currently handling the incoming loans for the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Nicole Schmidt and Volker Thiel are the Chairs of Registrars Germany since 2015 and initiators of the programme.

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Sir Nicholas Serota

Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Sir Nicholas Serota has been Chair of Arts Council England since February 2017 and is a member of the Board of the BBC. He is currently Chair of the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education and is a Board member on the Cultural Cities Enquiry.

He was Director of Tate between 1988 and 2017. During this period Tate opened Tate St Ives (1993) and Tate Modern (2000 & 2016), redefining the Millbank building as Tate Britain (2000). Tate also developed its national role by creating partnerships with 35 regional galleries across the UK in the Plus Tate network.

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Nicole Simoes Da Silva

Science Museum
United Kingdom
With a career predominantly based in art gallery Registration, Nicole Simoes da Silva had to embark on a quick learning curve when joining the Science Museum Group as their Registration Manager. With a Collection comprising of anything from space capsules, trains to experimental chemistry, hazard due diligence has become a primary concern.
Always keen to promote Registration and Collections Management knowledge, Nicole has considerable experience delivering training and workshops to a variety of audiences, both within the UK and abroad.
After completing a Masters in Museum Studies, Nicole began her career at the Royal Collection and held positions at Tate and the UK’s Government Art Collection.

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Janice Slater

National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom

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Joanne Smith

National Trust
United Kingdom
Joanne Smith has been a Registrar for the last 5 and a half years and working in the museum sector for the last 8. She spent 4 and a half years at Tate where she worked on all aspects of collections management including loans, acquisitions, displays, storage relocation projects, and exhibitions. Since joining the National Trust in 2017 she has worked on loans and has lead on a partnership exhibition project with the NPG. She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of historic and contemporary objects in indoor and outdoor locations.

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Philip Sofer

Horniman Museum
United Kingdom
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Ben Sparkes

Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Ben Sparkes has a fine art background specialising in sculpture. He joined Constantine over 10 years ago after working in national museums as an art handler. As part of his current role, Ben project manages large museum decants and installations, often including remarkable objects using complicated and challenging processes. As a Technical Manager he is also involved in supporting Constantine’s co-ordination team, supplying instruction and making site visits to advise on access and packing solutions for transport.

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Tina Sullivan

Masterpiece International
United States
Tina Sullivan is the Vice President of Fine Arts, Western Region at Masterpiece International Ltd. Since her promotion in 2017, She is responsible for the fine art departments in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle offices. Prior to that she served as the Branch Manager of the Los Angeles office. Masterpiece, headquartered in New York, was founded in 1989 and over the last 28 years has developed a leading market position in fine arts logistics, providing customs brokerage and international logistics services to museums, art galleries, art fairs and private collectors through 15 offices located in major international shipping hubs throughout the U.S. Tina is a licensed Customs Broker and has been with the company since 1997.

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Graham Taylor

National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
Graham is predominantly involved in preventive conservation, working directly with the collection to create safe and stable environments. He has been heavily involved in the delivery of the National Galleries of Scotland’s loans and touring exhibition programme, including the ‘Masterpiece’ tour across the USA and Australia in 2014, ‘Romantic Scotland’ to Nanjing, China in 2017 and ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ tour 2017/18

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Anastasia Tennant

Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Anastasia Tennant, Senior Policy Adviser in the Collections and Cultural Property Team at the Arts Council where she provides advice and guidance across its statutory cultural property responsibilities. Previously she worked as a private client and tax lawyer in private practice; as an in-house lawyer at the National Trust; and for nine years as a Director in Christie’s Heritage & Tax department before joining the MLA in 2009 whose functions were transferred to the Arts Council in 2011.

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Volker Thiel

Foundation House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
Volker Thiel studied history in Bonn and started to work as a registrar in 1991 at the “Foundation House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany” in Bonn. As Senior Registrar of the foundation with its houses in Bonn, Berlin and Leipzig he is responsible for the care of the collections, coordination of the in- and outgoing loans of the foundation, as well as for handling the collection, storages and the further development of the museum's own database. Nicole Schmidt and Volker Thiel are the Chairs of Registrars Germany since 2015 and initiators of the programme.

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Fernanda Torrente

National Trust
United Kingdom
Fernanda studied Art History, Geography and History at the University of Salamanca, Spain. She took her master’s degree in Museum Studies in Leicester University graduating in 1991. She completed her Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics, London Institute of Art and Law, London in 2010. Fernanda has over 25 years’ experience working in museums in the UK and in Spain. Fernanda has worked in the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, (IVAM) between 1992 and 1999, in various roles in the Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum, Madrid between 1999 and 2004 and in the Imperial War Museum in London from 2004 to 2011. Since 2011 she works in the National Trust where she was promoted to the role of Lead Registrar in 2015.
Fernanda has worked extensively delivering temporary exhibitions, loans and collections management projects. She leads a team of 15 registrars working on long and short term loans in, out, exhibitions and various collection management projects. Fernanda has been instrumental in the establishment of the registrar profession in the National Trust and is currently participating in the development of a Registrar Apprenticeship.
Fernanda has delivered training in all aspects of collections management and loans in the National Trust and a paper on valuation of museum objects in the National History Museum in 2017; this conference was published later in a book called: “Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives” 1st Edition, by Freda Matassa (Author), Facet Publishing, 2017.

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Gabriela Truly

Blanton Museum of Art
United States
Gabriela Truly has over 30 years experience working in collections care; first at San Antonio Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art and now in Austin. She has been Director of Collections at the Blanton Museum of Art since September 2013, where she manages registrars, art handlers, conservation, photography, matting and framing, and rights and reproductions. Founding President of the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS).
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Hélène Vassal

Centre Pompidou
France
Hélène Vassal joined the Centre Pompidou from 2014 to 2016 as Head Registrar and was promoted as Head of Collections Management since 2017. With qualifications in political science, Cultural studies and preventive conservation, she joined the Ministry of Culture in 1989 and set up the Collections Registration Department of the National Contemporary Art Fund, which she ran until 1998. The following year she joined tthe musée Guimet during its renovation. In 2006 she took part in the opening of the musée du quai Branly and set up the Collections Management and Preventive Conservation. She joined the Agence France-Muséums to launch the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum in October 2008. She founded the Association of French Registrars in 1997 and plays a very active role in setting up training courses in this field. She is also a Lecturer at Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University and a member of ICOM since 1998. She was elected as member of the board of ICOM’s International Committee for the Training of Personnel (ICTOP) from 2010 to 2016 and she’s currently board member of French ICOM committee.

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Rebecca Wallace

Historic Royal Palaces
United Kingdom
Rebecca is currently the Registrar at Historic Royal Palaces where she is responsible for overseeing collections management at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. The collections encompass archaeology, architecture, furniture and social history in addition to the Designated Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. Prior to joining HRP in 2013, Rebecca was the Project Standards Manager and Senior Assistant Registrar at the V&A.

As well as overseeing all aspects of collections management for Historic Royal Palaces, Rebecca is currently chair of the Trailblazers Group developing the Registrar (Creative & Cultural) Apprenticeship.

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Carol Warner

Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Carol Warner, UK Government Indemnity Manager at the Arts Council England (since 2014). Previously she was Executive Manager, Head of Grants and Lottery Operations Manager at the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland); Project Manager for the Transition to Creative Scotland and has also worked for English Heritage, Arts & Business, and the Greater London Council (GLC).Carol has a MBA, MA in Art History, and Diploma in Law and Collections Management.

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Paul Williamson

Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Paul has 30 years’ experience in fine art logistics. He joined Constantine in 1999 and was appointed a Director of Museums, Galleries and Collectors in 2003. Paul works with clients worldwide, including artists, collectors, galleries, museums, corporate organisations and government bodies. He handles fine art logistics for all mediums and has extensive knowledge of International Customs regulations and Middle East related logistics.

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Audrey Wilson

Scottish Council on Archives
United Kingdom
Audrey Wilson; Freelance Conservator and Registrar. Part-time Community Engagement Officer at Scottish Council on Archives.
Audrey has worked for organisations ranging from the Royal Opera House, London, to the State Library of NSW and went onto establish her own business, Conservation Consortium Scotland Ltd. Following the successful delivery of the Scottish Council on Archive's HLF funded Skills for the Future project, Opening Up Scotland’s Archive, Audrey is now working to build on the project's legacy .Audrey is also working closely with community archives and local history groups, to encourage their sustainability and development.

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Pamela Young

Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Pam Young is the Collections Documentation and Procedures Manager in the Collections Management Department at the V&A. She is a qualified museum professional with 20 years’ experience in the museum sector. Previous employers include the British Museum, working on documentation and digitisation projects and acting as Collections Management advisor on the Zayed National Museum Project. At the V&A Pam is responsible for the review of collections management procedures and is also involved in supporting the Blythe House move.

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Krista Ulujuk Zawadski

Government of Nunavu
Canada
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski was raised in Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet) and currently lives in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Zawadski completed a Master’s Degree in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in 2016, and has focused her education and career in the heritage sector in Nunavut and in the field of museology.

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Alyson Rolington

Chair
Registration Manager, Tate
Alyson manages the team of Collection Registrars at Tate and is responsible for the operational planning, management and development of the Registrars team, delivering consistent standards of care and management for the artworks in Tate's collection. Alyson is very much looking forward to delivering an exciting conference.

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Ben Adams

Corporate Member
GM - Business Development & Estimates, Constantine Ltd
An art history graduate, Ben has been with Constantine Ltd for over 18 years. In his time at Constantine, Ben has worked on a large number of international exhibitions held at the world's greatest Museums ad Galleries.
Starting off as an Assistant in the Exhibitions Department, he now oversees estimates and business development for the company.
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Helen Merrett

Venue Lead
Collections Coordinator and Loans Registrar, Horniman Museum and Gardens
Helen has been working in Collections Management for the past 14 years, with a range of museum, library and archival collections at a range of institutions including the National Maritime Museum, Fishbourne Roman Palace and Glamorgan Archives.
Helen has been at the Horniman Museum and Gardens since 2009 in the Collections Management team, mainly based at the Museum's offsite storage facility where she deputise managing the Study Collections Centre and also coordinate the Museum's loan programme. Helen has previously volunteered on the URKG Committee and is very excited to be part of the ERC 2018 committee.
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Jenni Fewery

UKRG Committee Liaison
Registrar, National Army Museum
Jenni has recently taken up a new post as Registrar at National Army Museum working across acquisitions, lons in and out and disposals. Before this Jenny worked as Exhibitions Officer delivering temporary exhibitions and supporting the touring exhibition programme. Jenni also worked as Assistant Registrar at the Science Museum where she began working on historic loans and disposals and moved into acquisitions, loans out and exhibitions. Jenni has also undertaken a collections review project at UCL whilst studying for her MA in Museum Studies and undertook work placements with the Hunterian Museum and Foundling Museum. 
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Katie-Marie Ford

Communication Lead
Registrar, David Zwirner
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Olivia Maguire

Budget Lead
Registrar, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Olivia is currently the Registrar at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) in Norwich, handling all aspects of their busy loans and exhibitions programme alongside managing the permanent collections. She enjoys working on varied projects and with SCVAs diverse collection, spanning ancient objects to contemporary art.

Before returning to Norwich, where Olivia completed her MA in Museum Studies, she worked in numerous positions at museums of different shapes and sizes, including the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent.
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Paul Beatson

Corporate Member
Client advisor and Project Manager, Crown Fine Art
Paul started studying art at Glasgow School of Art but soon turned to the advertising sector as a creative prior to setting up and developing his own company in the art sector, Gallery Support Group. GSG grew quickly over 14 years to develop a strong reputation across the UK for art installations, lighting and exhibitions management. In 2018 the company was successfully acquired by Crown Fine Art and Paul has take a senior role as client advisor and project manager.
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Sara Mittica

Programme Lead
Senior Assistant Registrar, Victoria & Albert Museum
Sara is currently the Senior Assistant Registrar at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she manages large scale outgoing loans and the programme for the long-term loans to and from the Museum. Prior to the V&A Sara worked in a variety of institutions, from the National Trust to the Royal Museums Greenwich and the Museum of London. 
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Stuart Brown

Corporate Member
Director, Momart Ltd
Stuart joined Momart 18 years ago. Starting operationally within Momart Stuart gained the knowledge of how fine art logistics knits together to mitigate risk at all times. 
This has been key to enhancingthe professional way Momart plans and delivers projects. Stuart, as Director of Exhibitions, is driving Momart forward in the National and International museum sector with the skills, network and strong teams across all Momart departments. 
Satisfying the client needs and minimizing risk remain Stuart's key objectives in what can be challenging times for Museums and Galleries. 
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Taz Chappell

Sponsorship Lead
Production Coordinator: Exhibitions, Objects and Models, Heatherwick Studio
Taz has previously managed the acquisitions process for new additions to the ARTIST ROOMS collection and supported its national touring programme. She has managed outgoing loans for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and The British Museum, for which she also toured exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has recently focussed on project managing the development and delivery of in-house temporary exhibitions, including handling incoming loans at Whitechapel Gallery and Somerset House Trust. Taz has taken up a new post at Heatherwick Studio and will be working on a range of projects including coordination of outgoing loans, exhibition development and the fabrication of objects and models. Taz is looking forward to engaging with colleagues from across the sector at this exciting international event.
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Blackwall Green

App Sponsor
Art & Museum Insurance Specialists
For over 50 years Blackwall Green has arranged insurance for treasured collections, major exhibitions and leading galleries throughout the world. We are dedicated to improving insurance and providing an informed, responsive service, and welcome the opportunity to advise our clients and others on any insurance matters. The attention to detail and commitment to our clients that we have demonstrated for over half a century has established our reputation as a leading art and museum insurance broker. 

Robert Hepburne-Scott
Executive Director

+44 (0)7768 237449
Robert_HScott@ajg.com

Robert Graham
Executive Director

+44 (0)7841 324817
Robert_Graham@ajg.com

Camilla Stephens
Executive Director

+44 (0)7770 644502
Camilla_Stephens@ajg.com


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Registration Opens

14:00 15:00

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Welcome Reception and Registration

18:45 21:30 Victoria and Albert Museum

Kindly sponsored by Martinspeed, Ltd

The Welcome Reception provides a great opportunity to network with
colleagues and meet new people at the Victoria & Albert Museum, one of London’s finest museums. Attendance is included within the conference registration for those who pre-selected. Light canapés and drinks will be provided.

We ask that all delegates wear their name badges to this reception. If you are unable to collect your badge from the QEII Centre on Saturday 17 November prior to the Welcome Reception then you will be able to collect this from the V&A on arrival.

Transport
The closest Underground station to the V&A is South Kensington, which is located on the Circle and District lines.
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Registration and Coffee

08:30 09:15

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Opening Introduction

09:15 09:45 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Aisha Burtenshaw
UKRG
United Kingdom
Alyson Rolington
Chair
Registration Manager, Tate
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Keynote Speaker

09:45 10:15 Fleming Room

Kindly sponsored by Arterìa

Speakers on a session

Sir Nicholas Serota
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
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From Evolution to Revolution [A Play in Two Acts] - Act 1

10:15 11:00 Fleming Room

Kindly sponsored by Thermo Lignum

Speakers on a session

From Evolution to Revolution [A Play in Two Acts]
Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom), Nickos Gogolos (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
Nickos Gogolos
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Jane Knowles
National Gallery London
United Kingdom
Kate Parsons
Tate
United Kingdom
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Once in a Lifetime: The Royal Academy Redevelopment Project

10:15 11:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Idoya Beitia
Royal Academy of Arts
United Kingdom
Once in a Lifetime: The Royal Academy Redevelopment Project
Idoya Beitia (Royal Academy of Arts, United Kingdom)
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The Road from Los Angeles to Dhahran: LACMA's First Traveling Exhibition in Saudi Arabia

10:15 11:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Erika Franek
LACMA
United States
Tina Sullivan
Masterpiece International
United States
The Road from Los Angeles to Dhahran: LACMA's First Traveling Exhibition in Saudi Arabia
Paul Williamson (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Erika Franek (LACMA, United States), Tina Sullivan (Masterpiece International, United States)
Paul Williamson
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
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Break

11:00 11:30

Kindly sponsored by Interlinea Srl
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New Dutch Law Limits the Liability and Insurance for Outgoing Loans, But Does it Work?

11:30 12:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

A New Dutch Law Limits the Liability and Insurance for Outgoing Loans, But Does it Work?
Wobke Hooites (Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands), Janneke Martens (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands)
Wobke Hooites
Kröller-Müller Museum
The Netherlands
Janneke Martens
Rijksmuseum
Netherlands
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Are You Aware of Hazard Due Diligence?

11:30 12:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Are You Aware of Hazard Due Diligence?
Nicole Simoes Da Silva (Science Museum, United Kingdom)
Nicole Simoes Da Silva
Science Museum
United Kingdom
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Is a Social History Museum a Challenge for a Registrar?

11:30 12:00 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Is a Social History Museum a Challenge for a Registrar?
Aldona Modrzewska (Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland), Katarzyna Reszka (Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland)
Aldona Modrzewska
The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Poland
Katarzyna Reszka
The Polin Musuem of the History of Polish Jews
Poland
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Packing Pastels from the Burrell Collection to the National Gallery

12:00 12:45 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Ulrika Danielsson
National Gallery
United Kingdom
Francesco Donadio
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
Packing Pastels from the Burrell Collection to the National Gallery
Ulrika Danielsson (National Gallery, United Kingdom), Francesco Donadio (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom)
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Panel Discussion: The Registrar in the 21st Century

12:00 12:45 Fleming Room

Kindly sponsored by Deffner & Johann


Speakers on a session

Aisha Burtenshaw
UKRG
United Kingdom
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Collection Management by the Truckload: Keeping XXL Collections Under Control

12:00 12:45 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Collection Management by the Truckload: Keeping XXL Collections Under Control
Angela Kipp (TECHNOSEUM, Germany)
Angela Kipp
TECHNOSEUM
Germany
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Practical Session: Packing Museum Objects for Storage

12:00 12:45 Whittle Room

Laura Cronin (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom), Vaughan Jones (Crown Fine Art, United Kingdom), Tony Cranfield (Crown Fine Art, United Kingdom)
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Lunch

12:45 13:45

Kindly sponsored by Maurice Ward & Co Ltd
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Dispelling the Myths around the UK Government Indemnity Scheme

13:45 14:30 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Dispelling the Myths around the UK Government Indemnity Scheme
Carol Warner (Arts Council England, United Kingdom), Anastasia Tennant (Arts Council England, United Kingdom)
Anastasia Tennant
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Carol Warner
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
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Panel Discussion: Working with Living Artists

13:45 14:30 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Panel Discussion: Working with Living Artists
Chair: Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom)
Kate Parsons
Tate
United Kingdom
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Selling Museum Pieces: Prudent Collections Management or Foolhardy Risk-Taking? Some Cautionary Tales of Deaccessioning

13:45 14:30 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Emily Gould
Institute of Art and Law
United Kingdom
Selling Museum Pieces: Prudent Collections Management or Foolhardy Risk-Taking? Some Cautionary Tales of Deaccessioning
Emily Gould (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom)
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Security: Who Do You Trust?

14:30 15:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

William Brown
Arts Council England
United Kingdom
Security: Who Do You Trust?
William Brown (Arts Council England, United Kingdom)
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Documentary Centres in Slovak Museums, Between Archives, Libraries and Collections: A View from a Practice and Legislation Perspective

14:30 15:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Documentary Centres in Slovak Museums, Between Archives, Libraries and Collections: A View from a Practice and Legislation Perspective
Katarina Nadaska (East Slovak Gallery, Slovakia)
Katarína Nádaská
East Slovak Gallery
Slovakia
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Touring Exhibitions: From Agreement to Exhibition

14:30 15:00 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Marieke Ensing
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Netherlands
Valérie Haerden
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Belgium
Touring Exhibitions: From Agreement to Exhibition
Valérie Haerden (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium), Marieke Ensing (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Netherlands)
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Break

15:00 15:30

Kindly sponsored by Hizkia Van Kralingen
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Panel Discussion: Insurance

15:30 16:30 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Panel Discussion: Insurance
Chair: Katherine Richmond (Museum of London, United Kingdom)
Katherine Richmond
Museum of London
United Kingdom
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Piliriqatigiinniq: Collaboration in Inuit Art Collections Management

15:30 16:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Nicole Fletcher
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Canada
Piliriqatigiinniq: Collaboration in Inuit Art Collections Management
Nicole Fletcher (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada), Krista Ulujuk Zawadski (Government of Nunavut, Canada)
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
Government of Nunavu
Canada
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Implications of Brexit for the Law Affecting Cultural Heritage

15:30 16:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Geoffrey Bennett
Institute of Art and Law
United Kingdom
Implications of Brexit for the Law Affecting Cultural Heritage
Geoffrey Bennett (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom), Emily Gould (Institute of Art and Law, United Kingdom)
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Practical Session: Airfreight for Beginners

15:30 16:30 Whittle Room

Stephen Richards (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Raffaele Calise (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Oleg Mazin (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom), Thomas Webster (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom
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Digital Works and New Media Technologies: Preservation Strategies Versus Obsolescence of Display Equipment

16:00 16:30 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Digital Works and New Media Technologies: Preservation Strategies Versus Obsolescence of Display Equipment
Alessandra Guarascio (ArtScience Museum, Singapore)
Alessandra Guarascio
ArtScience Musuem
Singapore
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Landseer in a Lorry

16:00 16:30 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Jacqueline Austin
National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
Landseer in a Lorry
Jacqueline Austin (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom), Graham Taylor (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Graham Taylor
National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
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Close - Wrap Up and Announcement of Next ARCS Conference

16:30 17:00 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Alyson Rolington
Chair
Registration Manager, Tate
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Shipper's Party

19:00 23:59 The Forge, London

The ERC Shipper’s Party is free for all museum and institutional professionals. Please note that preregistration for this event is required.

Name badges and tickets must be brought to the event for entry. This is an event that should not be missed!

Transport
The Forge is only a two-minute walk from Bank Underground station, which is on the Central and, Northern lines with close connections to the Circle and District lines.
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Registration and Breakfast

08:45 09:30

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Opening Introduction

09:30 09:45 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Alyson Rolington
Chair
Registration Manager, Tate
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Keynote Session: Museums as Drivers for Change - New Professions, New Economy

09:45 10:15 Fleming Room

Kindly sponsored by APICE Scrl

Speakers on a session

Susanna Pettersson
Nationalmuseum
Sweden
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We’re in This Together: Registration in Post-Quake Christchurch

10:15 11:00 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Gina Irish
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
New Zealand
We’re in This Together: Registration in Post-Quake Christchurch
Gina Irish (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand)
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New Ventures for the Centre Pompidou: Platforms for Experimental Displays and Reshaping the Collection, the example of Kanal Pompidou in Brussels

10:15 11:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet
Centre Pompidou
France
New Ventures for the Centre Pompidou: Platforms for Experimental Displays and Reshaping the Collection, the example of Kanal Pompidou in Brussels
Hélène Vassal (Centre Pompidou, France), Sandrine Beaujard-Vallet (Centre Pompidou, France)
Hélène Vassal
Centre Pompidou
France
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Transporting Colossal Statues in Ancient Times and Today

10:15 11:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Marco Rossani
Museo Egizio
Italy
Transporting Colossal Statues in Ancient Times and Today
Marco Rossani (Museo Egizio, Italy)
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Break

11:00 11:30

Kindly sponsored by Hs art service Austria GmbH
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Panel Discussion: Planning for Brexit: A Practical Overview

11:30 12:30 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Jane Knowles
National Gallery London
United Kingdom
Panel Discussion: Planning for Brexit: A Practical Overview
Chair: Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
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Rethinking Collection Management: Creating a Registrar's New Best Friend

11:30 12:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Panna Kemenes
Ludwig Museum
Hungary
Rethinking Collection Management: Creating a Registrar’s New Best Friend
Panna Kemenes (Ludwig Museum, Hungary)
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Documenting Change: Thinking Differently about Collections Documentation in Smaller Museums

11:30 12:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Documenting Change: Thinking Differently about Collections Documentation in Smaller Museums.
Inbal Livne (Powell-Cotton Museum, United Kingdom)
Inbal Livine
Powell-Cotton Museum
United Kingdom
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Practical Session: Airfreight for the Experienced

11:30 12:30 Whittle Room

Stephen Richards (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Raffaele Calise (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Oleg Mazin (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom), Thomas Webster (Momart Ltd, United Kingdom)
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A Registrar’s Role Within Archives: The Special Needs of Archival Material Requested for Loan

12:00 12:30 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

A Registrar’s Role Within Archives: The Special Needs of Archival Material Requested for Loan
Audrey Wilson (Scottish Council on Archives, United Kingdom), Linda Ramsay (National Records of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Linda Ramsay
National Records of Scotland
United Kingdom
Audrey Wilson
Scottish Council on Archives
United Kingdom
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Once-in-a-Generation Project: The National Maritime Museum Storage Decant

12:00 12:30 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Jennifer Crothall
Royal Museums Greenwich
United Kingdom
Once-in-a-Generation Project: The National Maritime Museum Storage Decant
Ben Sparkes (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Jennifer Crothall (Royal Museums Greenwich, United Kingdom)
Ben Sparkes
Constantine Ltd
United Kingdom
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How to Deal with a Suddenly Growing Global Exhibition Project to be Opened Within the Next Few Months: Okwui Enwezor's Exhibition Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965

12:30 13:00 Fleming Room

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How to Deal with a Suddenly Growing Global Exhibition Project to be Opened Within the Next Few Months: Okwui Enwezor's Exhibition Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965
Cassandre Schmid (Haus der Kunst, Germany)
Cassandre Schmid
Haus der Kunst
Germany
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A Proposal for Removing Barriers to Lending and Borrowing

12:30 13:00 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

A Proposal for Removing Barriers to Lending and Borrowing
Charlotte Dew (Touring Exhibitions Group, United Kingdom)
Charlotte Dew
Touring Exhibitions Group
United Kingdom
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Country House, Town House: Collections Management in a Modern Landscape

12:30 13:00 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Suzannah Brown
National Trust
United Kingdom
Country House, Town House: Collections Management in a Modern Landscape
Joanne Smith (National Trust, United Kingdom), Fernanda Torrente (National Trust, United Kingdom), Suzannah Brown (National Trust, United Kingdom)
Joanne Smith
National Trust
United Kingdom
Fernanda Torrente
National Trust
United Kingdom
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Lunch

13:00 14:00

Kindly sponsored by Kent Services Limited
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Museum registration in Israel in the last 20 years & The emergence and rise of the registrar profession in Taiwan

14:00 14:45 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Pang Yen Cheng
National Palace Museum
Taiwan
Efrat Haberman
Rishon Le-Zion Museum
Israel
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Panel Discussion: Shipping

14:00 14:45 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Panel discussion: Shipping
Chair: Janice Slater (National Galleries of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Janice Slater
National Galleries of Scotland
United Kingdom
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Courier Training Framework

14:00 14:45 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Desirée Bloomberg
Moderna Museet
Sweden
Wendela Brouwer
Rijksmuseum
Netherlands
Courier Training Framework
Katherine Richmond (Museum of London, United Kingdom), Wendela Brouwer (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands), Desirée Blomberg (Moderna Museet, Sweden)
Katherine Richmond
Museum of London
United Kingdom
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Practical Session: Packing Museum Objects for Shipping

14:00 14:45 Whittle Room

Ben Sparkes (Constantine Ltd, United Kingdom), Richard Ashbridge (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
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Development of Registrar Apprenticeships & Qualification programme for Registrars

14:45 15:15 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Nicole Schmidt
German Historical Museum
Germany
Volker Thiel
Foundation House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
Rebecca Wallace
Historic Royal Palaces
United Kingdom
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Copyright, Collections, and Visitor Photography

14:45 15:15 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Copyright, Collections and Visitor Photography
Fredric Saunderson (National Library of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Fredric Saunderson
National Library of Scotland
United Kingdom
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Managing the Intangible: Internal Collaboration at the V&A Museum

14:45 15:15 Mountbatten Room

Speakers on a session

Managing the Intangible: Internal Collaboration at the V&A Museum
Pamela Young (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Sabrina Offord (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
Sabrina Offord
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kigndom
Pamela Young
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
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Break

15:15 15:45

Kindly sponsored by TOTAL Fine Arts
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From Evolution to Revolution [A Play in Two Acts] - Act 2

15:45 16:30 Mountbatten Room

Attendance by advance booking only

Speakers on a session

From Evolution to Revolution [A Play in Two Acts]
Kate Parsons (Tate, United Kingdom), Nickos Gogolos (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom), Jane Knowles (National Gallery, United Kingdom)
Nickos Gogolos
Victoria and Albert Museum
United Kingdom
Jane Knowles
National Gallery London
United Kingdom
Kate Parsons
Tate
United Kingdom
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Safeguarding Culture

15:45 16:30 Windsor Room

Speakers on a session

Lucy Findley
Department of Culture and Tourism
United Arab Emirates
Safeguarding Culture
Lucy Findley (Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates), M. Khamis Mohamed Sultan (Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates)
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Brexit: Customs and Transport Update  

15:45 16:30 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Brexit: Customs and Transport Update
Steve Gourley (Momart Limited, United Kingdom)
Steve Gourley
Momart Limited
United Kingdom
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Practical Session: Technical Installations and Display Cases

15:45 16:30 Whittle Room

Jen Kaines (Royal Armouries, United Kingdom), Philip Sofer (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom)

Speakers on a session

Practical Session: Technical Installations and Display Cases
Jen Kaines (Royal Armouries, United Kingdom), Philip Sofer (Horniman Museum, United Kingdom)
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Close - Wrap Up and Announcement of ERC 2020

16:30 17:00 Fleming Room

Speakers on a session

Aisha Burtenshaw
UKRG
United Kingdom
Alyson Rolington
Chair
Registration Manager, Tate
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Farewell Reception

18:45 21:00 Tate Britain

Kindly sponsored by Masterpiece International Ltd

Take the time to discuss the highlights of the conference and enjoy a drink with new friends at this great networking event at Tate Britain. Attendance is included within the conference registration for those who pre-selected. Nibbles and drinks will be provided. Delegates will be required to use the Millbank entrance.

We ask that all delegates wear their name badge to this event.

Transport
Pimlico is the closet Underground station to Tate Britain and is located on the Victoria line.