New Works in the Museum der Moderne Salzburg
The Museum der Moderne oversees its own extensive collection as well as the Federal Government’s Photography Collection, the Generali Foundation Collection, and the art collection of the State of Salzburg. The museum’s task is to preserve the collections entrusted to it according to conservational principles, to expand its holdings, to make these accessible to scholarship, and to exhibit them to the public. The museum is always guided by strategic considerations when adding to its holdings. It might desire to fill in gaps in its collection in a meaningful way, to expand an existing group of works, or to establish new focal points for its collection.
It is rare for a museum’s collecting policy to be discussed in public. Significant policy decisions are made behind the scenes by the director of the museum in consultation with the curators of its collections. This is why the Museum der Moderne Salzburg has decided to organize a large-scale exhibition of its holdings, to show the public a selection of its new acquisitions from the past seven years. This exhibition will offer insights into the museum’s collecting policy and also provide a transparent demonstration of the criteria that determined how works have found their way into the museum’s collections.