Objects, stories and museums, things that attempt to break the barriers of what a cultural institution should do. Why the Monday Museum? Because some years ago in some parts of the world, museums were still closed on Mondays. There is this paradox of an every banal day spent thinking at materiality when institutions which are in charge with exhibiting materiality are closed. We invite you to like paradoxes and provocations no mater where and how.
joi, 17 mai 2018
Cambridge conference on the future of ethnographic museums
The SWICH conference derives from a project co-funded by the European Council: Exhibiting Culture, Exhibiting Empire, Exhibiting Europe.
Looking at the list of speakers, one could see some of the 10 institutional partners: museums in Oxford (Pitt Rivers), Berlin, Leiden, Hamburg, Wellington (Te Papa Museum), Stockholm, Dublin, Rome, Marseille, Lubliana. Really curious about the outputs of this event.
This image from a shop in London (2008) represents my contribution to the topic. The future of ethnographic museums is to be found outside the ethnographic museums!
SWICH Summative Conference
EXHIBITING CULTURE, EXHIBITING EMPIRE, EXHIBITING EUROPE
King’s College, University of Cambridge
Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 July 2018
DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 11 JULY
15:30 – 16:30 KEYNOTE 1:
Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Institut für Europäische