Movement inside

Participatory organisational cultures in museums

13.03. - 15.03.2024

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13.03. - 15.03.2024


Museumsakademie Joanneum

Meeting point

Innsbruck (AT)


200 €, reduced fee 150 € (The reduced fee is available to students, trainees, unemployed people, and employees of this year’s cooperation partners.)

External registration

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About the

Now that openness and participatory impetus are considered factors of successful museum work, questions concerning the attitude and organisational culture within museums is becoming more and more virulent. Hierarchical systems are increasingly being replaced by team-based and functional models. The focus is shifting toward ways of giving employees a voice in matters and a chance to participate in decisions. Plus, new forms of expertise, dynamics, and cooperation are emerging that need to be examined. In this workshop, we will deal with the motives, methods, and effects of participatory organisational cultures. We will explore the potential of many voices and practice ways of unlearning strictly hierarchical behaviour patterns. What possibilities does this open for the museum of the future? Who gets a say and when, and what happens beyond words? How is it possible to reach better decisions together? How does a “radically democratic museum” work?

Workshop in cooperation

with Tiroler Landesmuseen


Matthias Beitl Director Folklore Museum Vienna (AT)
Sibylle Dienesch Director Graz Museum (AT)
Andreas Rudigier Director Tiroler Landesmuseen (AT)
Anna Scalfi Eghenter Artist and sociologist, Trento (IT)
Nadia Schneider Willen Co-Director - Collection, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (CH)
Nora Sternfeld Art mediator, curator and professor, HfBK Hamburg and /ecm University of Applied Arts Vienna (DE+AT)
Claudia Trenkwalder Consultant and sociocracy expert, DIEBERATERINNEN, Innsbruck (AT)
Christine Unterrainer Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck (AT)
Katharina Walter Head of Cultural Education, Tyrolean State Museums, Innsbruck (AT)



Rosanna Dematté artistic director of special projects, Tyrolean State Museums, Innsbruck (AT)   
Karoline Boehm management team Museumsakademie, Graz (AT)