Super diverse!

Negotiating society in museums

26.09. - 27.09.2024

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26.09. - 27.09.2024


Museumsakademie Joanneum

Meeting point

Frankfurt am Main (DE)


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

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The museum is a space in which history, the present, and society are negotiated. As migration, religious diversity, and transcultural identifications are a social norm, museums today are challenged to respond to them accordingly. Earlier than in other cities, the relevance of cultural policy and the fact of a migration society were recognised in Frankfurt am Main in the late 1980s. As part of visits to exhibitions and discussions with experts, we will explore what traces this has left in the museum landscape, and how museums today are becoming aware of this super-diverse society. What forms have been found to do justice to the dynamic nature of different urban life-worlds? What happens when marginalised experience becomes the focus of historical narrative? How to deal with difference? What historical narratives can we find regarding heterogeneous urban societies? And who shapes their remembrance in future? 


Karoline Boehm management team Museumsakademie, Graz (AT)  
Eva Tropper management team Museumsakademie, Graz (AT)