Understanding, revealing, discovering

Research in museums



Workshop in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Registration is required!

In 2008, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (bmwf) started the forMuse – Research in Museums programme and thus, for the first time, created a funding instrument for museum research projects. We would like to take this programme, which is currently in its final phase, as an opportunity to take a closer look at the overall picture of research in Austrian museums. Together with representatives from politics and administration, museums and associations, as well as universities and research institutions we will examine the key players, dimensions, and significance of Austrian museum research and try to identify central themes, concepts, and cooperation models in comparison with the rest of Europe. Against the backdrop of a connection between science, collection development, and the objectives of exhibitions, a connection that has shaped the history of the museum, one of the focuses of this workshop will be the relationship of research, collecting, and exhibiting today and the possible consequences of a museum without science and research for the future of collections and the institution in general.


Conception and design
Ursula Brustmann Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna (AT),
Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen Museum Academy Joanneum, Graz (AT)






Vienna (AT)

The event is sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and is thus free of charge for participants.

Language of the event

Registration and info
Museumsakademie Joanneum
T +43 (0) 316/8017-9805, Fax -9808

Please register via e-mail or fax.

Museumsakademie Joanneum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-664/8017-9537