|Tuesday 15th of June|
|Registration||11.00 – 18.00|
|VIP Room||Executive and Consultative committees meet||12.00 - 14.30|
|Aaria||Delegates’ meeting||15.00 - 17.00|
|Wednesday 16th of June|
|Registration||8.30 – 15.00|
|Small Auditorium||Opening Ceremony of FIDEM XXXI Congress||10.00 - 11.00|
|Lunch||11.00 - 12.30|
|Rondo & Studio||Lectures||12.30 - 15.15|
|Mältinranta Artcenter||Workshop||12.30 - 15.15|
|Galleria Saskia||Medal Exhibition||17.30 - 18.30|
|Tampere Art Museum||Official Opening of the FIDEM Exhibition||19.00 - 21.00|
|Thursday 17th of June|
|Registration||8.30 - 13.00|
|Rondo & Studio & Sonaatti 1||Lectures||9.00 - 12.00|
|Mältinranta Artcenter||Workshop||9.00 - 12.00|
|Lunch||12.00 - 13.00|
|City Tour||14.00 - 15.30|
|Metso||Medal Exhibition||15.30 - 16.30|
|Old City Hall||Reception hosted by the City of Tampere||19.00 - 20.30|
|Friday 18th of June|
|Registration||8.30 - 13.00|
|Rondo & Studio||Lectures||9.00 - 12.00|
|Lunch||12.00 - 13.00|
|Purnu||Excursion||13.00 - 17.00|
|Viikinsaari||Social evening||19.00 - 21.00|
|Saturday 19th of June|
|Information desk||9.00 - 15.00|
|Winter Garden||Medal Fair||9.30 - 13.30|
|Auditorium||General Assembly||14.00 - 15.30|
|Vapriikki||Guided Tour of Museum Centre Vaprikki||18.00 - 19.00|
|Vapriikki||Banquet||19.00 - 21.00|
|Sunday 20th of June|
|Post-Congress Tour (Turku, Fiskars, Helsinki)||9.00|
FIDEM (founded in 1937) will arrange its next congress FIDEM XXXI at Tampere Hall, in Tampere, Finland on June 16th – 19th 2010. The organisers in charge of the congress are Tampere Art Museum and the Guild of Medallic Art in Finland. The congress programme consists of a large art medal exhibition, a wide selection of lectures, receptions, an excursion and a workshop for artists. The patron of FIDEM XXXI congress is Mrs Tarja Halonen, President of Finland.
FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art) is the international organisation of medallic art whose members come from 43 countries all over the world. FIDEM members are medal artists, collectors, art historians, in addition to which museums, art museums, art galleries, mints other private companies and national organisations of medallic art are well represented. FIDEM has promoted medallic art all over the world for over seventy years in many ways by organising congresses and exhibitions and art medal competitions and publishing Médailles magazine after each congress. FIDEM members also receive The Medal which comes out in co-operation with the magazine of the British Art Medal Society. The FIDEM archives and congress medals over the years are stored at the University of Lisbon, mainly for academic purposes.
All reservations (incl. social program, excursions and accommodation) should be made on the same registration form, also the items that are included in the registration fee. Tickets will be reserved only for those interested. Kindly make sure that you receive a registration reference number for your registration to your e-mail.
Participants should register using the online
registration form, which is available here.
If you have any questions concerning the
registration form or procedure, please contact the TAVI Congress Bureau
fidem2010.congress(at)tavicon.fi or call +358 3 233 0400 (Finnish office
hours 08.30–16.30, GMT+2).
Before 16 April
From 16 April
(Congress fee includes VAT 0 %)
The two-day workshop for artists will take place in the Monument Studio operated by Tampere Artists' Association. The address is Mältinranta Artcenter, Kuninkaankatu 2, 33210 Tampere. The theme of the workshop is Recycled materials in medallic art. Participants are kindly asked to bring their own materials.
Participant and student fee includes:
Admission to sessions, workshop, Galleria Saskia exhibition, the FIDEM medal exhibition, and Congress medal, Congress catalogue, tour of Tampere guided in English, Tampere city reception, afternoon excursion to Purnu, Viikinsaari island evening, tour of the museum centre and the Congress banquet at Vapriikki.
Kindly note that a valid verification of student status should be sent to TAVI Congress Bureau by e-mail, fax or by post.
Accompanying person fee includes:
As above but no Congress medal or exhibition catalogue.
Post-Congress Tour fee includes:
Bus transportation from the pick-up places in
Tampere to Turku – Fiskars – Helsinki/Vantaa Airport – Helsinki
railway station – Tampere, central square (Keskustori), accommodation
in a selected room type at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Turku 20 – 21 June,
4 guided museum tours and entry tickets in Turku, buffet lunch on a
river boat in Turku, a guided tour of Fiskars Village and buffet lunch
in Fiskars. The fee includes also the services of the tour leader during
the whole tour. Registration and payment dead line 7 May,
minimum 20 persons.
See closer details here.
If online registration is not possible, please fill in the registration form (pdf) in CAPITAL LETTERS and fax it to TAVI Congress Bureau (+358 3 233 0444) or mail it to Tavicon Ltd, Papinkatu 21, FI-33200 Tampere. The pdf-form here.
Payment and confirmation
All payments (registration fee, hotel deposit and Post Congress Tour) should be made in advance in euros (EUR/€) in connection with the registration. When registering online, you will receive instant confirmation of successful registration to your email.
By credit card: Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard are
accepted. By bank transfer to the Congress account.
Pohjola Bank Plc SWIFT/BIC code: OKOYFIHH
Address: P.O.BOX 308, FI00101 Pohjola, Finland
Account number: 573008-2422919
Account owner: FIDEM 2010 Congress
Reference: Participant's personal reference number
Note! All payments must be free of bank handling charges. Bank drafts as well as personal, traveller’s or company cheques cannot be accepted. Invoice will be sent only by request.
SWIFT/BIC code: OKOYFIHH
An invoice supplement of 9 EUR will be added to the invoice.
CONFIRMATION AND CANCELLATION
Confirmation of participation
TAVI Congress Bureau will confirm the participation by e-mail after receiving the registration and payments. No confirmation letters will be sent before all the payments (including the hotel deposit) have been received. In case an e-mail address cannot be used, the participation confirmation letter will be sent either by fax or by post according to the given contact information.
Cancellation and refund policy
Kindly note that all cancellations and/or changes to registration and accommodation must be made in writing to TAVI Congress Bureau by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax: +358 3 233 0444.
If cancellation for the participation and/or hotel reservation is received before 7 May 2010, the registration fee will be refunded with the exception of EUR 50 for handling fee and/or the deposit will be refunded except EUR 10 for handling fee. If cancellation is received after 7 May 2010 no refund will be made. There is no refund of registration or hotel deposit in the case of no-show. There is no extra fee if a participant’s cancelled registration is transferred to a colleague from the same organization.
Registration and information desk
hours during the Congress at the Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55
Tuesday 15 June
Wednesday 16 June
Thursday 17 June
Friday 18 June
Saturday 19 June
All the items on the social programme on 16–19 June are included in the Congress fee but will require pre-booking. The Post Congress Tour starting on 20 June is for a separate fee and subject to cancellation if the minimum number of participants (20 persons) is not reached.
16 June, Wednesday
The FIDEM XXXI Congress opening ceremony, Auditorium, Tampere Hall
Exhibition at Galleria Saskia, Pirkankatu 6
19.00 – 21.00 Official opening of the FIDEM exhibition, Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34
17 June, Thursday
Guided city tour in English by bus
Medal Exhibition at the Main Library Metso, Pirkankatu 2
City reception hosted by the city of Tampere at the Old City Hall, Keskustori 10
18 June, Friday
Afternoon excursion to Purnu, an open air art exhibition initiated by the late Aimo Tukiainen. Coffee break at Purnu included. (www.purnu.net)
Viikinsaari island evening: a return boat trip (20 minutes) from Laukontori harbour to Viikinsaari island, a light evening meal and refreshments.
19 June, Saturday
Tour of Museum Centre Vapriikki
Congress banquet at Museum Centre Vapriikki
(Bus tour / 2 days / minimum number of participants 20 persons / registration deadline 7 May 2010)
Post Congress Tour departure from the selected pick-up points. Kindly check the schedule and pick-up points at the Congress information desk.
The Post Congress Tour will take you to the old capital of Finland, Turku. During the day you will experience guided visits to four different museums: Turku Castle, Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Art Museum. The buffet lunch will be served on an Aurajoki river boat, Restaurant boat Svarte Rudolf. The accommodation will be at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the city center. Evening free.
In the morning the bus will take you to Fiskars to experience the air of the old ironworks village. The village is a delightful old works community and cradle of Finnish industry founded more than 350 years ago. Today many craftsmen and artists have settled to live and work there (www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/).
The guided tour will take one hour and afterwards you will have a buffet lunch served at restaurant Kuparipaja. After lunch there will be time for shopping and sightseeing on your own before the tour will continue to Helsinki, the present capital of Finland. Before arriving at Helsinki city centre there is a possibility to be dropped off at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport around 17.00 (5 pm). The bus will stop at the main railway station in the city centre for those who will stay in Helsinki.
In the evening the bus will return to Tampere around 20.30.
As the days are long, own snacks/refreshments are suggested. If the Post Congress Tour should be cancelled by the organizers, the paid fees will be refunded.
Registration to all the social events is handled via the Congress registration form.
Mr Tapio Suominen, Ph.Lic., Chief Curator Tampere Art Museum, chairman
Mr Ilkka Voionmaa, MA, President of FIDEM
Ms Gunnel Sievers, PhD, President of the Guild of Medallic Art in Finland
Ms Taina Myllyharju, MA, Director of the Tampere Art Museum
Secretary Marjut Villanueva, MA, Tampere Art Museum
TAVI Congress Bureau
FI - 33200 Tampere
Tel. +358 3 233 0400
Fax + 358 3 233 0444