Der Schlossgut Schwante Workshop 2023
27.-29. SeptemberThe Institute for Artists’ Estates is coming to Schlossgut Schwante, close to Berlin, for a 3-day seminar for artists’ estates and artist-endowed foundations.
Trained by high profile referents in a small group of 25 persons max., artist’s estate and artist’s organisation executives as well as other art world representatives will learn about all relevant fields of artist’s legacy planning and artist’s estate management, accompanied by an exciting range of case studies.
LOCATION: Schlossgut Schwante, close to Berlin
DATE: 27th-29th September 2023
SEMINAR FEE: 3500 €, plus VAT
CLOSING DATE: 11th August 2023
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Key questions that will be addressed:
1. How should the estate be administered?
Should the estate be administered in a private form? Should the estate be administered in an institutionalised form? Profit or non-profit definition of objectives?
2. Who should administer the estate?
Role of advisory bodies?
Composition of advisory bodies?
How to define the objectives for the estate in the short, mid, and long term? Should the estate be set-up for an indefinite or definite period?
How to finance the achieving of these objectives?
What do I do with the archive and studio? Will a catalogue raisonné and an authentication committee be necessary?
How do I work with museums?
How do I work with academia/scholarship?
How do I work with the art market?
The Basics of Artists’ Estates Location: Schlossgut Schwante, Oberkrämer
WELCOME AND OVERVIEW OF THE FIELD OF ARTISTS’ ESTATES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Seminar Philosophy and Goals
Artist’s Estates – Life cycles, Strategies and Tools
THE CULTURAL ASSET:
DUTY, INVENTORY ANALYSIS AND PROFILE FORMATION
Maintaining the Art Historical and Physical Integrity of a (Gesamt-) Kunstwerk
Defining the duty of cultural stewardship
Inventory, Categorisation and Selection
Locating and securing the oeuvre belonging to the estate, bringing the artworks in order, putting them into relationship, and defining the body of artworks to work with
Conservation & Technology
Getting an overview of the artworks conditions, learn the basics of conservation techniques and the limits with regard to ownership rights
MANAGEMENT AND ADVISORMANAGEMENT:
THE DOING OF IT AND HOW TO GET HELP
Required Know How
What to know and which skills to bring when managing an artist estate
Boards & Advisors
How to bring in experts, of which professions, and how to remunerate them
External Management vs Internal Management
Do it yourself or hiring someone, pros and cons, and where to find workforce
HOW THE ARCHIVE CAN SERVE THE GOALS OF THE ESTATE
Using the archive for the best benefit of the estate, internal vs. external structures, accessibility, source of inspiration and integrity
The Art of Archiving
What to know when setting up and structuring an archive
THE CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ:
HOW TO PRESENT THE ARTIST OEUVRE IN THE 21st CENTURY
Organisation & Costs
Setting up a catalogue raisonné project: today’s requirements, members of a CR-team, research techniques, process and cost structures
New Publishing Technologies
State of the art online services for a digital catalogue raisonné
Museum, Academia and Emotions. Location: Schlossgut Schwante, Oberkrämer
INTERACTING WITH MUSEUMS AND THE PUBLIC SPACE
The role of public institutions in relation to an estate and how to interact
Giving Art Away
What, how, when to give, for what reasons
Legal & Tax Issues
Loans, donations, gift/purchase-programmes
INTERACTING WITH RESEARCH, ARTS EDUCATION AND ARTISTS
The Importance of Academia for an Estate’s Work
How to approach the academic world and artists for the best use of the estate
Forms & Structures to Work with Academia
Showroom, Archive, Grants & Scholarships
WORKSHOP WITH FAMILY AFFAIRS:
Dealing with emotions and family dynamics
Market & Marketing
Location: Schlossgut Schwante, Oberkrämer
INTERACTING WITH THE SALES SIDE
Art Market Strategies
The role of a gallery and auction houses to an estate and how to collaborate with them
Selling & Buying Art
What, how and when to sell and how to participate, for what reasons, in the secondary market
DEVELOPING AN OWN LANGUAGE
Public reception, press, reputation management and crisis communication
The Use of Social Media
Twitter, facebook, pinterest, instagram, snapchat: Which channel for which purpose?