A1 / A2

The Plastic Identification Tool. Learn how to identify plastics


BACKGROUND

Museum collections often contain numerous amounts of plastic objects whose chemistry is often not specifically identified. Often degradation products do not just harm the object itself but can also lead to damage and decomposition of other objects in a collection. To avoid this negative interaction proper material identification is the key to define suitable display, storage guidelines and conservation treatments.
INSTRUCTORS
Suzan de Groot, Olivia van Rooijen, Henk van Keulen, Carien van Aubel, Lydia Beerkens, Paulien’t Hoen

SUBJECT

This workshop focuses on an identification method that can be used by museum staff without the use of expensive analytical techniques – by using the human senses. During this workshop you will learn to use differences in sound, touch, UV- fluorescence and polarisation for the identification while using the Plastic Identification Tool.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15 each

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A3 / A4

Recovering transparency. Repairing scratches and chips on PMMA surfaces


BACKGROUND

Since its introduction in the 20th century, poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) has become increasingly popular with artists and designers for its versatility, transparency, and ability to be shaped and colored. Clear PMMA has been extensively used as an artistic medium to make sculptures and objects and also, since the 1980s, to face-mount photographs.

INSTRUCTOR

Anna Laganà (Getty Conservation Institute)
SUBJECT

The most common conservation issues affecting PMMA objects are disfiguring surface damages such as scratches and chips which are often caused by handling and transportation. Currently, treatment options to reduce surface damages on this transparent plastic are mostly limited to highly invasive methodologies.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has therefore started to investigate the use of fill materials and methods as a less invasive option to recover the transparency without removing or modifying the original material. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice these treatment options on damaged transparent PMMA samples as well as on face-mounted photographs.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:45

11:15 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

10 each

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A5 / A6 / A7

Surface coating for metals


BACKGROUND

The surface of any artefact is the interface with its surroundings. The surface is what one sees and touches and also determines the response of the part to chemical and physical circumstances, its resistance to tarnishing and corrosion, its tolerance to impact and abrasion. The use of surface coatings enables the bulk properties of a material to be combined with the surface properties of another.

INSTRUCTOR

Virginia Costa, Paris

SUBJECT

In this workshop two types of inorganic coatings will be considered. Metallic coatings consist in adding an extra metallic layer (i.e. a metal overlay) on the surface. They include electroplating (continuous, selective, electroforming), electroless plating and hot dip galvanizing. Conversion coatings instead modify the chemistry of the surface chemistry, which is converted into a non-metallic layer. They include anodizing, chromate and phosphate coatings. Practical demonstration of electrodeposition and anodization will be performed.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:00

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15 each

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A8 / A9

Scratch removal and polishing treatment for high-gloss plastic surfaces


BACKGROUND

Contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, John McCracken and DeWain Valentine are known for their sculptures with industrial high-gloss finishes. The surfaces – made of polyester resin, acrylic glass, or automotive paint, for example – seem robust, but are in fact extremely delicate and prone to scratches. The slightest defect in these pristine, highly reflective surfaces can affect their visual continuity and compromise the integrity of the artwork. Contemporary art conservators are routinely confronted with the need to execute polishing treatments, of various scales, for sculptures made of plastic, as well as treat plastic elements that are integral part of face-mounted photographs, frames, and display cases.

INSTRUCTOR

Delia Müller-Wüsten, Giuliana Moretto / Contemporary Conservation Ltd., New York

SUBJECT

This workshop will provide insight into the various materials applied by artists, enumerate the most common causes of damage, and will illustrate damage patterns typical for high-gloss plastic surfaces. The workshop will include demonstrations of treatment methods for removing scratches and restoring the high-gloss appearance of plastic finishes. Step-by-step instruction of various sanding and polishing techniques will be included. The instructors will also share insight on products and brands that have proven most effective, recommendations on how to control the procedure, and the physical and chemical limits of the treatment. Participants will have the opportunity to test products and methods on mock-ups.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:30

11:00 – 12:30

PARTICIPANTS

20 each

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A10

Ingo Maurer Intim. An exclusive preview…


BACKGROUND

Ingo Maurer (born in 1932 on the island of Reichenau, Lake Constance, died 21.10.19, Munich), who worked for many years in the USA as a graphic artist, has since 1966 devoted himself almost exclusively to light, and with his “Bulb” luminaire produced his first, famous statement in the form of an iconic light bulb. Since that time, he and his team in his Munich workshop have been developing complex, ingenious, and elaborate light objects and lighting concepts for both private and public spaces as well as spectacular one-offs.

GUIDE

Xenia Riemann, curator, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

SUBJECT

Two days before the official opening curator Dr. Xenia Riemann will give an exciting preview to the exhibition: “Ingo Maurer intim”. This title alludes to how Ingo Maurer sees his work. In close and trusting collaboration with his team, Maurer develops each step from the initial sketch to the final product to the sales process. “Design or what?” alludes to the exciting interaction of design, art, and architecture.
With the exhibition “Ingo Maurer intim. Design or what?” Ingo Maurer, the multi- award-winning and internationally renowned light designer, will be introducing us to his fascinating world of light and shadow.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

12:00 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A11

Thonet & Design


BACKGROUND

From a one-man business to a global enterprise. This exhibition reflects on 200 years of furniture design as illustrated by the history of family company Thonet. The groundbreaking achievements of the early period – new technologies, new design methods, new distribution and marketing channels – are juxtaposed to developments in the 20th and early 21st century. The focus of the current presentation is on the pioneering creations by modern designers from Ed Harlis via Verner Panton through to Norman Foster, Stefan Diez, Konstantin Grcic and – most recently – Sebastian Herkner.

GUIDE

Josef Strasser, curator, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

SUBJECT

The design expert and chief curator Josef Strasser will guide you through the eventful history of a once small manufacturer which became one of the first global player in furniture production of the 19th century.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

10:30 – 11:30

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A12

Sound of Design


BACKGROUND

The sounds design objects make are often just as characteristic as their design.
Sounds range from the ringing of old telephone sets to the specific engine sounds of iconic cars to the clicking of typewriter keys. We are adding sounds to our collection so as to integrate this acoustic dimension of our exhibition items into our presentation.
By publishing this archive in our Web-App it will form part of the multimedia experience visitors can enjoy while also infusing life into objects that might otherwise seem remote museum pieces. By way of introducing “Sound of Designˮ we are launching a topical focus on the era of the economic miracle (1950s/1960s), in which new electrical devices and with them diverse sounds entered people’s everyday lives.

GUIDE

Caroline Fuchs, curator, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

SUBJECT

The curator of this presentation Caroline Fuchs will introduce you both to the idea of the sound archive, 49 exhibits on show and our sound App which can be downloaded at: www.sound-of-design.de.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

11:30 – 12:15

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

A13

REFLEX BAUHAUS
 40 OBJECTS – 5 CONVERSATIONS

BACKGROUND

In 1925, the year Die Neue Sammlung was established, the Bauhaus had to leave Weimar and moved to Dessau. The Bauhaus publishing firm was already located in Munich, and the city presented itself as an alternative to Dessau. With the young institution of Die Neue Sammlung, a Munich museum became one of the first museums to acquire contemporary Bauhaus works that are today considered icons of modern design.
 REFLEX BAUHAUS is shown in a room installation, designed by artist Tilo Schulz, in which these gems of design history enter into a dialog with five contemporary positions. Five international artists from a variety of disciplines were invited to develop a work of their own in response to their preferred Bauhaus object.

GUIDE

Josef Strasser, curator, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

SUBJECT

Exhibition curator Josef Strasser will guide you to the design cosmos of Anni Albers, Gunta Stölzl, Alma Buscher, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Otto Rittweger, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Theodor Bogler, Marcel Breuer, Josef Hartwig, Naum Slutzky and Wilhelm Wagenfeld and introduces you to the interrelation to contemporary works of designer Ayzit Bostan, writer Barbara Köhler, architect Anupama Kundoo, composer Junya Oikawa and the artist Sofie Thorsen.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

12:00 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich

B1 / B2

An ‚Interchangeable Painting‘?
The challenges of treating lifting paint layers on Mylar®. A workshop discussion.

BACKGROUND

German artist Kerstin Brätsch’s (visual artist, *1979) wall object from the „Interchangeable Paintings“ series consists of three polyester foils (Mylar®), each painted with oil paint on one side. Placed on top of each other in interchangeable order and attached to the wall with magnets, they together form a variable motif. One of the Mylars was painted in two layers of oil paint and shows areas with considerably lifting and flaking. The challenge is how to consolidate the oil paint on a support that, in its classical conservation use as a non-adhering auxiliary material for delicate surfaces, aims to avoid adhesive binding.

GUIDE

Elisabeth Bushart, head of conservation, Sammlung Brandhorst Munich

SUBJECT

Elisabeth Bushart, head of conservation at Sammlung Brandhorst present you both the above mentioned artwork but also two more, currently on show with similar challenges to discuss research and conservation of these artworks.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

10:30 – 11.30

12:00 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15 each

MEETING POINT

Sammlung Brandhorst, Entrance hall, Theresienstraße 35a, 80333 München

C1

Conservation science lab tour at the Deutsches Museum


BACKGROUND

The lab tours will give an overview of analytical instruments (GPC, Py-GC/MS, TGA- FTIR, FTIR-ATR) used for research projects at the Deutsches Museum.

INSTRUCTOR

Christina Elsässer, Anna Micheluz and Marisa Pamplona

SUBJECT

Investigation of a synthetic elastomer skin from a humanoid robot – Chemical characterization of cellulose nitrate

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:30

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Deutsches Museum Munich, Entrance of the Library building, Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich

C2

Assessment of cleaning methods & materials for PMMA and glass fibres


BACKGROUND

A closer look at the research of two doctoral projects examining cleaning methods.

INSTRUCTOR

Stefani Kavda and Charlotte Holzer

SUBJECT

The focus of this workshop will be placed on demonstrating decision-making processes.
- Developing methods and testing materials for the Gel cleaning of transparent and high gloss acrylic surfaces.
- Assessing the effectiveness and harmfulness of cleaning tools and solvents on historical glass fibres.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:45

PARTICIPANTS

20

MEETING POINT

Deutsches Museum Munich, Entrance of the Library building, Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich

C3

Conservation science lab tour at the Deutsches Museum


BACKGROUND

The lab tours will give an overview of analytical instruments (GPC, Py-GC/MS, TGA- FTIR, FTIR-ATR) used for research projects at the Deutsches Museum.

GUIDE

Charlotte Holzer Christina Elsässer, Anna Micheluz, Stefani Kavda and Marisa Pamplona

SUBJECT

Investigation of a space suit and its degradation – Chemical characterization of cellulose nitrate

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

11:00 – 12:30

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Deutsches Museum Munich, Entrance of the Library building, Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich

D1

Studiovisit with OHA International at lighting manufacturer Winhart

BACKGROUND

Sami Ayadi and Jan Heinzelmann (OHA International, https://oha.international/) both more than 10 years as designers and project managers at Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design will guide us to the lighting manufacturer Winhart to present a cooperation project in detail.

GUIDE

Sami Ayadi and Jan Heinzelmann (OHA International, https://oha.international/) Munich

SUBJECT

‚La Casa Morelli‘. When contemporary design meets traditional craft. Metal surfaces, specific surface finishes and joining technology.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:00

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Light manufacturer Winhart, Marsstr. 17, 80335 Munich


E1 / E2

Studiovisit at INGO MAURER


BACKGROUND

Ingo Maurer is the most famous German industrial designer who specialises in the design of incredible lamps and light installations (https://www.ingo-maurer.com) since the 1960s.

GUIDE

Axel Schmid / industrial designer and long-time staff member at INGO Maurer

SUBJECT

Surface challenges and material innovation in the realisation of lighting projects

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:00

11:00 – 12:00

PARTICIPANTS

20 each

MEETING POINT

Kaiserstr. 47, 80801 Munich

F1 / F2

Rare insights into the world of additive printing at Steelcase


BACKGROUND

Steelcase is a United States-based furniture company founded in 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company produces office furniture, architectural and technology products for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries. It is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world.
Steelcase collaborates in research projects on working spaces with Harvard and Stanford University, the Royal College of Arts and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

GUIDE

Eric Barth, model shop manager, Steelcase

SUBJECT

Eric Barth, model shop manager at Steelcase will introduce you to the secret chambers of design model making.

DATE

November 12, 2019
DURATION

09:00 – 10.00

11:00 – 12:00

PARTICIPANTS

15 each

MEETING POINT

Steelcase, Brienner Str. 42, 80333 Munich

G1 / G2

Acrylic glass on Olympic grounds. Preservation, renewal and current studies


BACKGROUND

The cultural heritage ensemble of the Olympic grounds, designed by Behnisch & Partners includes the world’s biggest stadium roof by Frei Otto. Next to these still-in- use-buildings, nowadays neglected small buildings with mobile structures surround the stadium. They were designed by architects Jochem Jourdan, Bernhard Müller and others of the Projektgruppe Architektur und Städtebau Darmstadt. They comprise cashpoints, kiosks and medical stations. The twelve facility buildings were built as a modular construction system of steel frames, aluminum panels, as well as acrylic roofing and windows.

GUIDE

Susanne Brunner, conservator, Munich

SUBJECT

While visiting the Olympic grounds of Munich we will discover and discuss past and present conservation problems of the various acrylic architectural elements.
The stadium roof of 1972, consisting of extended transparent Plexiglas® GS 215 and 816 panes, covering the Olympic hall, the stadium and the indoor swimming pool, has a complex conservation history of partial loss and total renewal. In the facility buildings, transparent acrylic panes No. 215, partially varnished in blue No. 625, function as windows and semicircular roofs. They show different states of degradation. Damaged by UV light, water, graffiti, scratches, fungi, bird droppings, breakage and losses, the last remaining original acrylic panes at the Olympic buildings are threatened to be replaced.
Since several years, the buildings are the focus of conservation studies at the Technical University of Munich. A current project, in cooperation with the Deutsches Museum and the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments (BLfD), deals with the challenges of conservation of acrylic panes on outdoor objects. The aim is to investigate if cleaning, maintenance and the application of protection films can prolong the lifespan of acrylic panes in architecture, as well as in airplanes and boats from the collection of the Deutsches Museum.
During the visit we will enter several buildings and have the possibility to see constructions and materials, their changes and damages as well as highlights such as a pneumatic dispatch system.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:30

11:30 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15 each

MEETING POINT

Exit subway station ‚Olympiazentrum‘

G3

Summit meeting at the roof of the Olympic stadium, Munich (1968-72)


BACKGROUND

In the 1960ies Munich was deeply involved in the preparation of the Olympic summer games 1972. An exceptional part of the Olympic parc plays the transparent PMMA roof which spans over multiple venues of the Olympic games.

GUIDE

Official tour guide of the Olympiapark GmbH and Denise Madsack, conservator, Stuttgart

SUBJECT

The Olympic roof of Munich (1968-72) is considered as one of the first huge building structures made from synthetic material. Its construction consists of a network of steelcables covered with acrylic glass taking the advantage of the materials benefits in production, installation and appearance.
This guided tour on the top of the roof tent provides fantastic insights in the eventful history of the building, its creation and the challenges to conserve a weathered landmark in plastic.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

11:00 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Olympic Stadium Munich, Stadionkasse Nord

IMPORTANT NOTE

This tour is associated with extra costs of € 45,00 per participant.
The participants must be in a good physical and physiological condition.

H1

Surfaces


BACKGROUND

The highly controversial and publically led debate on the acquisition of Joseph Beuys` installation „show your wound“ in 1979/80 marks the origin of a then new contemporary art collection with an international scope at Lenbachhaus. Work made out of fat, fabric, wax, dough, plastics, rubber, nylon, polyurethane foam, eye shadow and various others contains a great deal of possiblities as well as „failures“ for curators and conservators in terms of exhibiting and safegarding the art.
GUIDE

Iris Winkelmeyer, head of conservation, Lenbachhaus München

SUBJECT

Lenbachhaus‘ conservators will show examples of ongoing treatments in their studio, followed by a tour of the contemporary exhibitions with a focus on surface conservation issues related to work by Senga Nengudi, Isa Genzken, Irma Hünerfauth, Thomas Bayrle, Joseph Beuys and Hans-Peter Feldmann.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

11:30 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Lenbachhaus München, Main entrance, Luisenstraße 33, 80333 Munich

I1 / I2

Practical application of plastic processing


BACKGROUND

Since years Frank Hilger is workshop manager at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. He is the expert when it comes to questions like how to find the right plastics material for an artwork, how to make it and what to consider. Some of you might know him from the FUTURE TALKS 013 where he gave a workshop on deep drawing and injection moulding.

INSTRUCTOR

Frank Hilger, workshop manager of plastics studio at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich

SUBJECT

Frank Hilger will guide you to the secrets of plastics processing. He will be showing you different forms of practical applications either for thermoplastics or thermosets.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

09:00 – 10:00

11:00 – 12.00

PARTICIPANTS

10 each

MEETING POINT

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Akademiestraße 2-4, 80799 Munich

J1

Tutto. Sammlung Goetz


BACKGROUND

The private museum Sammlung Goetz is an internationally renowned collection of contemporary art located in Munich, Germany. The building that houses the exhibition space was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and completed in 1993. Exhibitions can only be visited by prior appointment.

GUIDE

Karsten Löckemann, chief curator, Marianne Parsch, head of conservation, Sammlung Goetz, Tim Bechthold, head of conservation, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

SUBJECT

This excursion offers the rare possibility to catch a glimpse of a collection which is internationally renowned but difficult to find. In the frame of the current exhibition project ‚tutto‘ chief curator Karsten Löckemann and the head of conservation Marianne Parsch will highligt surface details in architecture, art and the challenges of patina on steel panels of Pisolettos work.

DATE

November 12, 2019

DURATION

11:30 – 13:00

PARTICIPANTS

15

MEETING POINT

Sammlung Goetz, Oberföhringer Str. 103, 81925 Munich