WeberWorldCafé “Museum, Power, and Identity” – Introducing our table hosts

DSC01375How can artefacts be exhibited without falling into problematic categories like “Europe” and “the Other”? Can we make sense of the distinction between art and ethnology or art and material culture? What stories can objects in museums tell today? How can we revise the established narratives and rethink the role of museums? What are the alternative narratives, traditions and concepts?

At the WeberWorldCafé “Museum, Power, and Identity” on June 11, 2015 in the Museen Dahlem, Berlin, we may discuss these and other questions at different tables with the following table hosts:

Identity, Language and Museum: Dr. des. Britta Hochkirchen (Universität Bielefeld), Dr. Nabila Oulebsir (University of Poitiers)

Cultural Heritage, Belonging and Ownership: Dr. Sophie Engelhardt (Referat Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Prof. Dr. Kavita Singh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Decolonizing Knowledge – Decolonizing Aesthetics: PD Dr. Paola Ivanov (Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Wendy Shaw (Freie Universität Berlin)

The Practice of Curating: Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck (Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig), Menno Fitski (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

Object Biographies and Theory of Things: Dr. des. Verena Rodatus (Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Avinoam Shalem (Columbia University)

How to display rituals: Prof. Dr. Mathias Alubafi (Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria), Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (Universität Heidelberg)

Artistic Intervention: Prof. Mathilde ter Heijne (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Prof. Dr. Dorothea von Hantelmann (Kunsthochschule Kassel)

The Archive and the Unconscious: Dr. Mirjam Brusius (Oxford University), Monika Pessler (Sigmund Freud Museum Wien)

You can find more information about the event here.

Max Weber Stiftung

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  1. 05/06/2015

    […] Dahlem in Berlin (Lansstr. 8). Under the title “Museum, Power, and Identity”, experts from Amsterdam, Berlin, Delhi, Poitiers, Pretoria, New York and Vienna will discuss implications of […]

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