We would like to invite you to an online roundtable that will take place next Thursday the 13th of October 2022 via Zoom from 9 am to 1 pm CET.


  • 09:00 a.m. the event starts

    • Intro by Nick Hunt (host)
    • Presentations:
      • Each participant will present their project, collection or initiative in a 15-minute talk, touching upon the aims and merits of their organization, the extent of their collections and activities, their goals, achievements, difficulties, risks and visions of the future.
      • Presenters:
        • Dr. Stefan Gräbener, is architect and chairman of the Initiative TheaterMuseumBerlin.
        • Pieter De Ketelaere, is project manager of the City Theatre Bruges heritage.
        • Chris Van Goethem, is researcher at the expertise centre for technical theatre RITCS in Brussels, he leads the Canon project and takes care of an orphanage for theatre technical equipment.
        • Jim Laws, introducing mainly his own collection of historical equipment, which he occasionally rents for commercial use
    • Discussion between the presenters (lead by Nick Hunt)
      • Focus will be on:
        • What are the issues that make it difficult to safeguard our collections in a long term perspective?
        • What are the critical elements? The risks? The opportunities?
        • How can we make these collections acceptable in the “normal” collection world?
        • What could we do to improve this situation?
    • The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions in the live chat.
  • 11:00 a.m. // BREAK //
  • 11:30 a.m. Presentation of the Canon project with a focus on digital (open data) gathering of information and collections at risk.
  • Discussion on how we could cooperate to improve the situation.
    • The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions in the live chat.
The event is hosted by Chris Van Goethem and Nick Hunt. You can follow all the updates here.

The event will be held in English, is open to anyone and free of charge. We kindly ask you to register here to receive the Zoom link directly to your mailbox.