2 hour talks with staff members of the Van Abbemuseum and dialogue partners from outside the institution.
Part of the exhibition: The Politics of Collecting – The Collecting of Politics, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2010
Nico Arts works since 1989 as municipal archaeologist of Eindhoven. He studied cultural anthropology at Leiden and pre- and proto-history at the University of Amsterdam. His most important discovery is the existence of well-preserved ancient human DNA in the soil of the Netherlands, namely in Eindhoven. He is a member of the executive committee of the Convent of Municipal Archaeologists since 2006 and is also a researcher at the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research. He believes that archeology is a show with scientific results, and likes to work with people from completely different disciplines such as designers, engineers and earth scientists.
Louis Baltussen is head of the department for Conservation and Management at the Van Abbemuseum since 1997. This department is responsible for all actions with the collection. He studied painting in Rotterdam and graphic art at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Next to his practice as an artist, he also worked seven years for the Graphic Studio Daylight in Eindhoven where he supported the Great Graphicprojects and other artists. In 2009 he contributed to the publication “JCJ Vanderheyden: The Analogy of the Eye” (ROMA edition) with photography and research.