De Vlaamse deelnemer aan het symposium is Frederika Huys van The Protocol Room, Studio voor Conservatie en Restauratie van Hedendaagse Kunstwerken.
Presenting and learning about research results, as well as practical and technological information concerning collection care and conservation of contemporary artworks. The main goal is to further broaden the educational activities in the field of contemporary art preservation.
To involve Ludwig Museums worldwide and other international institutions and to start projects with artist and professionals are essential in uncovering the meaning and the context of contemporary arts.
A changing environment requires different preservation strategies for long-term sustainability, as opposed to traditional painting, statue, and object prevention processes.
The lifetime of media artworks—such as photo, video, film, digital art, internet-based and other digital contents—is significantly shorter than that of artworks made with traditional techniques (paintings, statues, monuments, etc.). Compared to artworks preserved in museums, the obsolescence of technical devices is considerably faster. Hungarian conservators have to accept that contemporary art belongs to our cultural heritage and it plays a role equal to that of historic artworks.