The city as museum
Excursion Registration is required! In the course of its history, Istanbul has been the centre of power of three empires and is today a cosmopolitan city on two continents with around 13 million inhabitants and more than 50 museums. On account of its historical significance and location,...
Curatorial reconsiderations of collections
Workshop in cooperation with the Historical Museum Frankfurt Registration is required! Museums primarily define themselves through their collections. The public is often told that one of the reasons for the expensive conversation of such collections is that the viewing of art...
Contemporary memorial sites in Berlin
Workshop Registration is required! The American anthropologist Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett has stated that museum objects and in situ presentations are not given as such, but only come about through specific meta-cultural operations and museum practices. These always involve an...
Museums shops between culture and consumption
Workshop in cooperation with the Leopold Museum Registration is required! For many visitors, taking a final, leisurely stroll through the shop is a natural part of any museum visit. For museum professionals, however, the topic of the shop is a particularly tricky one: on the one hand,...
Digital upheaval in museum storerooms
Conference in cooperation with the Department of Media Studies of the Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Medienwissenschaft at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (D) Registration required! As part of an international conference, we will turn our attention to the changes that...
On the change of political borders and museological responsibilities
Conference in cooperation with the Archaeology and Coin Cabinet Department of the Universalmuseum Joanneum as part of the InterArch-Steiermark EU project Registration requried! The common history of Southern Austria and Slovenia during the Habsburg Monarchy has resulted in the...
The Museum World
Excursion and workshop in cooperation with the German Forum for Art History (DFK Paris) Registration required! The colonial history of France, the world expositions and an early awareness of the museum as a powerful instrument for forming national identity have made Paris a metropolis of...
Theory and practice of communicating media-based art
Museological exhibition tour in cooperation with Ars Electronica Linz Registration required! On a tour through the exhibitions of the Ars Electronica Festival and exhibition projects going on in Linz at the same time, we will examine the museological aspects of presenting...
Conference in cooperation with the Austrian Museum Association and the Upper Austrian Provincial Museums Registration required! When the question of the social role of the museum is raised, many people would say that education is the main or one of the key tasks of the museum. In...
Contemporary history in the museum
Excursion Registration required! What roles do museums play in a country, whose founding and history are inextricably linked with the biggest genocide and flight and immigration, whose birth was accompanied by political and military conflicts, and whose current everyday life is...