What do we do

The KEC is responsible for Maastricht University’s art policy. It initiates and supervises art projects commissioned by the UM. In this context a protocol has been developed that describes how the purchase, commissioning and/or realization of art projects is to be handled.

Advice and Policy
The KEC offers advice to the University Executive Board (CVB) in the field of art and heritage. This advice may pertain to the university’s overall art policy or to the purchase of individual art objects to be located in one of the faculty buildings or services centers. 

Art Purchase and Commissioning
The KEC is in charge of expanding the fine art collection and is also directly responsible for the selection of artists, artworks and sites, as well as for the planning and realization of artistic projects. 

Management and Maintenance
University community and the public via a website and database. In collaboration with the Buildings Department, the KEC keeps track of the collection, so that maintenance is possible, whereby the Buildings Department facilitates restoration of art objects or their relocation. 

Art Promotion and Education
Maastricht University (UM) pays close attention to the setting in which its staff and students work and study. The attraction of this environment goes up, of course, when it also breathes an artistic sense of quality. This may be expressed in the furnishings of UM buildings or the presence of artistic objects. The Art and Heritage Commission (KEC) is in charge of this element of university life.

By organizing exhibitions, the KEC tries to raise awareness among the community of staff and students of the presence of art and heritage on the university premises, in collaboration with university staff and external cultural partners.                                   She sees it as a challenge and opportunity to find creative connections between art, science and education.                                                                                     Furthermore the KEC makes sure, for instance, that the special architecture of the centuries-old inner city buildings or the radically new buildings in Randwyck is highlighted. And not to forget the special history of Maastricht University that the KEC  puts into word and image.

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