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Christine Frohnert

Bek & Frohnert LLC
New York, NY
Christine Frohnert completed her training as painting and sculpture conservator in 1993, joined the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and held the position of Chief Conservator from 2000 – 2005. She holds a graduate degree in the Conservation of Modern Materials and Media from the Conservation Program of the University of Arts, Berne, Switzerland (2003). From 2002-2005, she was the deputy head of the modern art section of the German Conservators’ Association, VDR, and was a co-organizer of the symposium From Setback to Success on the conservation of modern and contemporary art, held at Museum Ludwig in 2004. She worked with Cranmer Art Conservation in New York City from 2005 until 2012. Ms. Frohnert was the chair (2008-2012) of the Electronic Media Group at the American Institute for Conservation and initiated the conference series ‘TechFocus’. In May 2012 Christine Frohnert and Reinhard Bek founded Bek & Frohnert LLC, Conservation of Contemporary Art, providing consulting and conservation services with a focus on technology-based art. Christine Frohnert was named the inaugural Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in fall 2012. Since then, as Institute Lecturer at the Conservation Center, she offered instruction in time-based media art, including the course Art With A Plug: The Conservation of Artwork Containing Motion, Sound, Light, Moving Images and Interactivity as well as Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation and Technology and Structure of Works of Art: Time-based Media. She is currently Program Coordinator for the TBM initiative at The Institute of Fine Arts’ Conservation Center, NYU.