Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005 | collectie Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Franz West, Clamp, 1995 | collectie Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Inside Installations

Preservation and Presentation of Installation art, 2004 - 2007

The European Commission for Education and Culture is funding the installation project ‘Inside Installations: Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art’. This deals with the registration and documentation of (multimedia) installations which demand an entirely new approach due to their complexity. The objective is the development of a 'best practice', a method for all those concerned.

The ICN (currently RCE) is the main organizer of the project, along with co-organizers from Germany, England, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. As the Dutch co-organizer, the SBMK joins the forces of five dutch institutions, each of which is responsible for a case study from its own collection. These include: the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), department of collections.

Case studies dutch institutions:
— Suchan Kinochita, Untitled, 2000  | collection Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
— Franz West, Clamp, 1995  | collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
— Ger van Elk, Hoe hoeker hoe platter (the wider the flatter), 1972  | collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
— Joseph Kosuth, Glass (one and three), 1965  | collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
— Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005  | collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
No ghost just a shell, 1992-2002  | collection Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
— Bill Spinhoven, Albert’s Ark, 1990  | collection ICN Collections and The Netherlands Media Art Institute
related activities
Seminar Theory and Semantics of Installation Art
Inside Installations in reprise?

related publications
booklet Inside Installations
Inside Installations

links (reconstruction)