Call for Papers. Symposium: Whose Museum Is It? – Questions and Conditions Regarding Museum Mediation in a Global Context
Deadline: 25 September 2016
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
18 – 20 January 2017
Keynote / Get together: Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 7 p.m.
Commences: Thursday, 19 January 2017, 9 a.m.
Ends: Friday, 20 January 2017
Who has a voice in the museum, and who should get one? The aim of the symposium is to find out who up till now has been represented in the museum and what possibilities can be set up for expanding the involvement of the general public. The attitudes of the institution and its protagonists play a decisive role in the encounter between museum and audience. What forms of personal and media-based mediation are particularly suited to widening people’s gaze, changing our perspectives, and communicating between one another as equals?