“You Want to Do What?!” The Challenges of Presenting Contemporary Art Installations


Rebecca Engelhardt, Collections/Exhibitions Manager, Museum of Glass
Andrew Walsh, Registrar, Bellevue Arts Museum
Nicole Herden, Curator of Art, Boise Art Museum


Cory Gooch, Chief Registrar/Head of Collections, Frye Art Museum


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Museums are often tasked with presenting contemporary art installations that don’t fit the mold of our traditional policies and procedures. How can we engage with contemporary artists without misunderstandings, conflicts, or frustrations so that we can fully present their visions while still adhering to best practices for risk management, ethics, and registration methods?