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Reinhard Bek

Reinhard Bek Prior to enrolling in the Conservation program of the HTW, University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Reinhard Bek apprenticed as a ship-builder in Hamburg (1993 to 1996), and completed internships in the conservation departments of several museums in Germany. He was a Fellow at the Swiss Institute of Art Research (SIK), Zurich, Switzerland, in 2001, and completed his training as an objects conservator in 2002. He holds a graduate degree in the Conservation of Objects. Reinhard joined the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, and was Chief Conservator from 2002 to 2012. In 2005 he co-organized the symposium Moving parts on the preservation and documentation of kinetic artworks at the Museum Tinguely. He was a participant of the European Conservation Research projects Inside Installations and PRACTIC’S, 2003-2010. In 2009 he was a twelve-month Conservation Research Fellow with The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since 2012 Reinhard is partner of bek&frohnert LLC based in New York City.



American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington D.C.
Emily Harvey Foundation, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York