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Tatja Scholte

Until January 2023 Tatja Scholte was senior researcher and program manager at the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, where she is currently guest curator for its art collections. Her scientific expertise is the preservation of site-specific installation artworks in the museum context. Making the connection between conservation, the social sciences, and the performance arts, she developed a new approach for the care and presentation of this complex type of work, which she presented in the book The Perpetuation of Site-Specific Installation Artworks in Museums: Staging Contemporary Art (Amsterdam University Press, 2022).

For more than two decades, Scholte has led national and international programs with a focus on contemporary art and conservation science. She was the main coordinator of European projects on the conservation of contemporary art at INCCA (International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art), and she has co-edited publications for museum professionals, such as Inside Installations: Theory and Practice in the Care of Complex Artworks (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) and The Artist Interview: For Conservation and Presentation of Contemporary Art; Guidelines and Practice (Jap Sam Books, 2012). 

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