Event, Exkursion

Bella figura?

Excursion to Milan

07.05.-08.05.2020 Museumsakademie Joanneum

How can Milan bridge the gap between popular showcase projects and unused spaces, crisis and high culture, overtourism and obeisance to its heritage? What do cultural institutions, both small and large, look like in this city? more ...

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Negotiating London

07.04.-09.04.2020 Museumsakademie Joanneum

A look at our area of interest reveals London’s dynamic development, both in terms of the creation of new museum and cultural spaces as well as in the way the city and urban issues are collected, exhibited, and communicated in these spaces. more ...

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The Queer Museum

Interventions in collective memory

12.03.-13.03.2020 Museumsakademie Joanneum

If museums tend to portray heteronormative images, this raises the question of alternative approaches. In this workshop, we will examine possibilities of incorporating queer content in museums. more ...

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21st Century “Museum Guards”

Concepts for contact zones

21.11.-22.11.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

The workshop examines the heterogenous profession of providing security, assistance, and communication in the museum. What job descriptions and preconceived roles define today’s everyday museum practice? more ...

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The 24/7 Museum

Projects for a digital audience

17.10.-18.10.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

The expansion of museums onto the Internet is one of the most fundamental changes currently taking place within the institution. The key concept of going digital is audience orientation. more ...

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Uneasy Times

Political action in the museum

26.09.-27.09.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

May/can/must museums be political sites? What does this even mean in practice? And does being apolitical thus mean being meek too? more ...

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Excursion: Kraków, Auschwitz

Holocaust commemorative culture and mass tourism

26.08.-29.08.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

We will explore the historic sites and reflect on their particular significance, discuss the current state of global Holocaust remembrance culture and its national characteristics, and finally deal with the issue of how commemorative culture and mass tourism interact with each other. more ...

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Expanding Horizons

Social history museums elsewhere

13.06.-14.06.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

Invited speakers will present and lead discussions on a wide range of ambitious and successful permanent collections from less visited regions of Europe and locations outside Europe. more ...

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Words and Things

Creating literature exhibitions

16.05.-17.05.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

Hardly any other field in museum practice has changed so fundamentally in the last few decades as the exhibiting of literature. more ...

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The Order of Images

Photo albums and (museum) practices

08.04.-09.04.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

Our changed visual practices make the photo album – as a physical object – appear historical nowadays. Perhaps this also partly explains the growing interest in its value as source and research material. more ...

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Museums in Tune with the Times

Is contemporary relevance imperative?

21.03.-22.03.2019 Museumsakademie Joanneum

Historically speaking, the museum’s role as a place of orientation and opinion-shaping is undisputed. more ...

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Material Memory

Collecting Plastic

06.12.-07.12.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

But how does one select from the seemingly infinite number of plastic objects those worthy of being included in collections? How does one even go about conserving and restoring all the various kinds of plastics? more ...

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Diversify your audience!

Visitor Research and Museum Development

08.11.-09.11.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

What forms of visitor research are suited for museums of differing sizes? What developments are possible with information on how visitors experience and respond to museums? more ...

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What Remains of the Mass Phenomenon of Photography?

Selection – Sorting – Acquisition

11.10.-12.10.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

More than ever, the question becomes what should be done with this massive physical legacy of the 19th and 20th centuries. more ...

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Museums as Urban Players

13.09.-14.09.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

What role do museums actually play in the context of sustainable urban development? What is preserved, and what is eliminated when the paradigm is dynamic change? more ...

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Who’s Speaking?

Polyphony in the Museum

21.06.-22.06.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

This workshop deals with the history and present of this field of practice including its specific inclusions and exclusions as well as the conditions for this development. more ...

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Curating and Studying

Projects at the Intersection of Museums and Universities

28.05.-29.05.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

We want to examine the role courses can play in the conception process of exhibitions and the different models of cooperation available for this. more ...

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Object Space Narrative

On Interacting with Things

23.03.2018 Museumsakademie Joanneum

How aware are we of the significance of things as relics and legacies, as representatives and witnesses, as artefacts and symbols when we exhibit them? more ...

Event, Conference

Strike the Right Note

Museums for Young People

09.11.-10.11.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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Changing Worlds

Globes and Maps in Exhibitions

19.10.-20.10.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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The Virtual and the Real

Accessing, Analysing and Displaying Cultural Assets

27.09.-28.09.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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Surveying Nature and Culture

Exhibiting the Local

29.06.-30.06.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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Colonial Trauma and Present-Day Europe

08.06.-09.06.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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Making history more contemporary

Learning history in the museum

18.05.-19.05.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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(National) History Museums in the 21st Century

12.04.-14.04.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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Racism in the Museum?

Raising Awareness for Non-Discriminatory Museum Work

09.03.-10.03.2017 Museumsakademie Joanneum

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New ways of exhibiting mass-produced pictures

On working with historical pictures

01.12.-02.12.2016 Museumsakademie Joanneum

Since the last third of the 19th century, pictures have been reproduced in ever more cost-effective ways and in greater volumes. more ...

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Past Present Future

09.11.-11.11.2016 Museumsakademie Joanneum

Johannesburg is the biggest city and the economic engine of the Republic of South Africa. Located 1,750 metres above sea level, it is a place of extremes and is perhaps in the process of major changes: more ...

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City and city history in the museum

13.10.-14.10.2016 Museumsakademie Joanneum

In Cologne, there are around fifty, in part, internationally important museums and museum-related institutions on almost every field of knowledge. more ...

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Reshaping the landscape

The structural transformation of Salzburg‘s DomQuartier

29.09.-30.09.2016 Museumsakademie Joanneum

In 2014, the “DomQuartier” (or Cathedral Quarter) was opened in Salzburg. Bringing together several museums, buildings and collections under one umbrella brand not only created a new tourist highlight, more ...

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