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Martin Roth Symposium II: Museums and Power

This year’s symposium asks critical questions about the museum's future. From 7 to 11 September 2020 ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) presents, in co-operation with re:publica, the second Martin Roth Symposium as a digital-analogue conference. Top international experts from different areas will unpack and bring to light challenges and visions in the fields of museum and culture.

Digital Day 2| Museums and Power

How inclusive are today’s museums really? What is the role of museums as “democratising, inclusive and polyphonic spaces for critical dialogue about the pasts and the futures,” as stated by the draft ICOM museum definition? Are museums public powerhouses for society or are they left alone with provenance research, digitalisation and the processes of decolonisation? What active roles can museums play in modern societies? On the second day, our speakers discuss these questions concerning the roles of public and private museums in society and which stakeholders have to be considered when managing a museum in the 21st century.

Speakers of the day:
Julia Grosse / Yvette Mutumba
Rooksana Omar
Hartmut Dorgerloh
Gus Casely-Hayford
Elvira Espejo

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