Béla Tamás KÓNYA

When shall we start conserving the future?
chief conservator, Ludwig Museum,
Budapest, Hungary
Please note that lecture available in hungarian only.

DSCF0070Béla Tamás KÓNYA, chief conservator, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

Collection care conservation professional, development and execution of the collection care strategy with a focus on contemporary art at the Ludwig Museum since 2008. Media art preservation in theory and practice is currently one of his PhD areas under the supervision of Miklós Peternák at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctoral School.

Graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in stone sculpture conservation in 2006. Started his career at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and gained experience in conservation & preventive conservation of the Egyptian Art Collection.

In 2008, started working at the Ludwig Museum, since then he has been responsible for collection care supervision, conservation of contemporary art objects for exhibitions and international shipping of artworks.

Lecturer at the Collection and Storage Manager Advanced Level Course organized by the Hungarian National Museum (National Qualifications Register; NQR) since 2012.

Contributed to loan management, exhibition installation and uninstallation activities in several European museums. (Kunsthal Rotterdam, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Tate Liverpool, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano, Kunsthaus Zug, Museo Serralves Porto, Albertina Vienna, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Belvedere Vienna, Museum Kampa Prague, Musea Brugge etc.).