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    Seminars/Workshops at MUTEC 2018

    Depot planning courses of Prevart GmbH I November 8, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M4

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    Dr. Joachim Huber has been involved in the preservation of cultural assets for more than 20 years as part of Prevart GmbH - Concepts for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Winterthur (Switzerland). As a museum planner, he was significantly involved in the preparation and planning of over 100,000 sqm of depot space for museums of all genres in the German-speaking area.

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    Fundraising seminars "Donations for cultural property" I November 8, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M6

    State resources often only cover the basic equipment of museums, archives, libraries and cultural institutions. Donations and crowdfunding can open up perspectives to meet the diverse current requirements.
    Therefore, for the first time at MUTEC 2018, the theme of fundraising is on the program in the exhibition, in seminars and in the MUTEC-Forum.

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    5th International Conference of SiLK I November 8, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M1/2

    SiLK, the Security Guide for Cultural Property is a well-known and highly valued knowledge portal for the security concerns of cultural institutions.
    It was created on the initiative of the Conference of National Cultural Institutions (KNK) and is financially supported by the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK).

    On 8./9. November SiLK, the KNK and the BBK are organizing the 5th International SiLK Conference "Culture! Good! Protect! " in parallel to the MUTEC / denkmal in Leipzig - on the 8th November at the exhibition center of Leipziger Messe and on the 9th November in the GRASSI Museum.

    The emergency planning and security conference will focus on prevention, salvage and cooperation with competent authorities.

    On 8 November 2018, an evening reception in the Leipzig Bach Archive is also planned from 7 pm.

    Participation in the event is free.

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    HTW Conference "Make a statement: How neutral are museums" I November 8, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M3

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    Museums stand for the common good, create access to various topics, convey knowledge, preserve, protect objects and research current conditions. Therefore they are perceived as neutral and unprejudiced cultural institutions, or does it only seem that way? Can museums turn off their lights so that a political opinion is in the shadow? What are the consequences and where are the limits? Is it not desirable to take a stand in view of current political events? With this conference, the HTW Berlin points out different perspectives and stimulates to an exchange of experiences of museum employees.

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    Compulsory registration for cashier systems in museums I November 8, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M7

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    At the beginning of 2018, an amendment to the tax code enacted by the so-called "Kassengesetz" of late 2016 came into law: This amendment enables the tax authorities to check the correctness of cash management by means of a cash review - even unannounced and spontaneously. Especially companies that handle cash and have potentially manipulable electronic cash registers or PC-supported systems are affected by more frequent audits - including museums and cultural institutions. The aim of the amendment to the tax code is to make the cash process more transparent and thus combat tax evasion more effectively. This cash register regulation, including a technical safety check, is already in operation in Austria and has led to extensive changes in some facilities - in Germany, the safety check in accordance with the manipulation act has been announced for 2020.

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    Continuing Education Conference of the Saxon Association of Museums I November 9, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M4-M8

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    Every autumn, the Saxon Museum Association holds an advanced training conference on current museum topics. Also this year the conference will take place parallel to the MUTEC. Participation for members only.

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    Annual Meeting of the BfK I November 10, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M1/2

    „Beautiful views? Chances and problems of digitisation in the museum field“ annual Meeting of the BfK on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
    The BfK is investigating this question at its annual meeting: How is digitisation changing freelancers‘ field of work in the museum environment?

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    Courses for the Recovery of Cultural Assets I November 10, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M4

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    Karin von Lerber has been dealing with the topics of disaster response and disaster mitigation for cultural assets since the early 1990s. She provides the insights gained in her own rescue experience and discussions with the fire brigade, civil defence and museum experts in her courses.

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    Museology Colloquium I November 10, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M3

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    Alumni Meeting of the Study program Museology of the HTWK Leipzig, Faculty of Media
    10:00 am -3:30 pm , Tagungsbereich Messehaus M3

    More information and review of the Museology Colloquium 2017

    Assessing Risks for Your Collections (in English) I November 10, 2018 I Tagungsbereich Messehaus, M8

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    Today, preventive conservation has become a leading theme in all fields of cultural property. Useful scientific and technical knowledge continues to grow but is often incorporated in current practice slowly, incorrectly, or not at all. Despite the best intentions, professionals and institutions dealing with the preservation of cultural property may apply unrealistic standards, guidelines or lists of best practices, with no clear sense of priority, or of realistic expected benefits. With limited resources, decision makers are usually confronted with difficult choices in planning conservation strategies.
    Since 2005, leading professionals in the field such as Dr. Waller, have worked on developing and disseminating a risk management approach for cultural heritage. This risk assessment approach, which informs and guides decision makers in many other fields, offers a sound methodology to incorporate the most recent knowledge into current practice. It allows an integrated view of all expected damages and loss to cultural property, and of their mitigation, thus providing a useful tool for the design of more efficient conservation strategies. Preservation requirements and priorities will no longer be seen as overhead costs but as sound, strategic investments. Participants learn to determine their preventive conservation priorities and how best to invest their limited funds.

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