Daniel Vega was born in Bilbao in 1971. He graduated in Fine Arts (Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art) from the University of the Basque Country and took postgraduate studies at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Magister in New Technologies and Practices in the Conservation and Restoration of Contemporary Art) and at the Leicester University (Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies).
In 2016 he was selected to participate in the Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders, at the Getty Leadership Institute. Vega joined the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao team in 1998. In 2001, he became Associate Director, in charge of managing the departments of Conservation, Registrar, Art Services and Exhibition Design.
In 2011, he created the department of Exhibition Management and developed a new transversal project-based coordination methodology. In April 2018, Vega was appointed Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Conservation.
Since 2001, he has organized over a hundred modern and contemporary art exhibitions, and he has led several key projects as the development and construction of an external art storage facility, the accomplishment of research programs on the conservation of weathering steel and timed-based media artworks, or the recent implementation of LED technology for the lighting of the museum galleries. Since 2008, he has been member of the Steering Committee of the IEO Group (International Exhibition Organizers).
MuseumNext Green Museums Summit
Monday, 28th March 2022
Developing Sustainability Strategies for Exhibitions
Organizing more sustainable temporary exhibitions is on the agenda of any museum committed to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, launching an action plan, developing a strategic framework or even setting up a green committee are complex processes that can slow down the call to action excessively. There are many aspects that we can start working on almost immediately without succumbing to the complexities of measuring the carbon footprint of our activity or being shipwrecked by the impossibility of hiring an external consultant. In this presentation we will share several practical examples of how we can reduce the carbon footprint of our exhibitions immediately.
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