The Artist Interview
For Conservation and Presentation of Contemporary Art. Guidelines and Practice
In order to preserve and maintain contemporary artworks, we need authentic, content-related and technical information which we can obtain by interviewing the artists who produced them. The SBMK (Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art) and RCE (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands) worked together for years to develop guidelines and good practices.
Following this project, a publication is published: The Artist Interview. For conservation and presentation of contemporary art. Guidelines and practice. This handbook provides a scenario including tips and checklists for conducting artist interviews, as well as ten sample interviews that give an insight in the (im)possibilities of an artist interview as a tool.
Authors: Liesbeth Abraham (Frans Hals Museum), Lydia Beerkens (SBMK/SRAL), Frederika Huijs (S.M.A.K), Jaap Guldemond (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), IJsbrand Hummelen (RCE), Paulien ’t Hoen (SBMK), Mark Paul Meijer (EYE Film Institute Netherlands), Vivian van Saaze (Maastricht University), Tatja Scholte (RCE), Ingeborg Smit (Rijksmuseum Twenthe), Sanneke Stigter (University of Amsterdam), Sandra Weerdenburg (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)