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International symposium

production – keeping – presentation
15 – 17 October 2008

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International symposium
production – keeping – presentation
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka organizes the international symposium (New) Media Art in Museums that will be held 15 – 17 October 2008 at the City Hall in Rijeka.
Expert Scientific Committee:
Goran Zlodi, FF, Zagreb
Marija Gattin, MSU, Zagreb
Dalibor Martinis, APU, Rijeka
Organisational Committee:
Nataša Ivančević, MMSU
Ljubica Dujmović Kosovac, MMSU
Daina Glavočić, MMSU 
Darko Fritz, media artist, curator, Amsterdam
Dan Oki, media artist, profesor UMAS 

Secretary: Ksenija Orelj  

The aim of the international symposium (New)Media Art in Museums is to consider status of (new)media art in museum collections, conditions of keeping, protection, modes of exhibiting and all the changes that (new) media art  introduces into the everyday practice of contemporary museums.
Special attention will be paid to the specifics regarding production and rights that evolve from interrelations between museum – author – agency – certified producer. By employing the main subject: What are new media? – the symposium will thematically process temporal definition, production, keeping and presenting of (new)media art, as well as artistic features and influences that new media and digital technologies exert on contemporary museum presentation practice.

  • new media and cultural heritage
  • production / artwork
  • the diversity of museum material and the status of (new)media artworks in museum collections
  • the conditions of keeping and the modes of exhibiting
  • the museum in a role of producer, risks, rights and duties, experiences and prognoses
  • the influence of technological development on museum institutions, interaction between (new)media – institution - artists
  • global information system and museums

Detail information on symposium:
By organizing the symposium (New)Media Art in Museums we wish to stimulate colleagues from the museum profession and artists towards reflection, writing and discussion on interesting and actual subject of new and digital media, the various means in which the latter are implemented into museum activities and art creation, as well as their influence in forming the views on contemporary world.
The symposium's subject is defined, yet opened towards problematizing the experiences and insights from both theory and practice.
We take special interest in the present state of artworks from the countries  of the symposium's participants, as well as in institutional interest and actual artists. We hope for the high number of participants  as it will enable us to develop discussion, provide practical examples and create conditions for quality comparison. We wish to reach conclusions on situation both within the region and globally.
We take special interest in discussing the following subjects:
-          relation between media and museums
-          the percentage of representation of (new)media works in the specialized museums of visual art
-          institutions' relation  to (new)media museum items
-          author's rights (author and collaborators...)
-          relation between original and copy (the number of copies, ethics)
-          conservatorial procedures that are applied when a (new)media artwork is endangered due to a process in which it happens to be (keeping, outdated technology) 

Symposium programme

Abstracts, papers:
Besides five invited international experts we expect applications from  museum professionals, artists and other interested experts from Croatia and abroad.
We shall accept only the original, unpublished papers, previously not presented in public.
Accepted works, presented at the symposium, will be published (with abstracts in English language) in both a printed and a CD-ROM edition by MMSU in 2009. The expositions will be presented orally, along with multimedia presentation.
Official symposium languages are Croatian and English (with simultaneous translation).
The application including personal data, a subject's title and an abstract (up to 200 words) should be sent (file format: Rich Text Format) not later than 29 September 2008  by either:
- mail at MMSU, Dolac 1/II, 51000 Rijeka (with a designation FOR SYMPOSIUM) or
- email at (with a designation  FOR SMYPOSIUM). 
Application form - DOWNLOAD

Detail information on the symposium's program can be found at .
Final program of the symposium will be announced not later than 07 October 2008 
Site of the symposium
City Hall, City Government edifice , Korzo 16, Rijeka

Participation fee
For the participants from Croatia:
600,00 kuna – both conference days (15 – 16 October 2008)
300,00 kuna – students and pensioners (both conference days)                    
300,00 kuna – single conference day (15 or 16 October 2008)
Payments into bank account Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Erste Steiermäkische bank Rijeka, 2402006-1100260512, ref. no. 01 10-2008
designation: "kotizacija za simpozij"
not later than 14 October 2008
For the international participants:
90 EUR – both symposium days (15 -16 October 2008)
45 EUR – students and pensioners (both conference days)                
45 EUR – single conference day (15 or 16 October 2008)
Participation fee should be paid into account:  Erste Steiermäkische bank Rijeka
HR 1324020061100260512
The optional program on 17 October 2008: an expert excursion to Istria (a price shall be defined according to the number of applicants)

info, hotel registration, payments: agency  RiAk Tours, 51000 Rijeka, Verdijeva 4-6
tel ++ 385 (0)51 312-312, 331-015, fax 312 333

MMSU contacts;

Secretary: , +385 51 49 26 17 
phone: 00385 (0)51 / 492 612, 492 611
Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Dolac 1/II, 51000 Rijeka
We look forward to your response and participation!

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