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Martin Roth Symposium II: Museums and Entertainment

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 3| Museums and Entertainment

Culture is about pleasure - why shouldn’t museums be? The traditional discourse is making seriousness a criteria for cultural achievements and denies to which extent pleasure, playfulness and entertainment are important to build public spaces and cultural treasures. How can the social space of museums be filled with life? Is enjoyment part of what museums must offer to the public? This day will offer ideas and alternatives to these and other questions. It will challenge our traditional views of reality and virtuality, the role of institutions versus open spaces and finally the merger of art, science and entertainment.

Speakers of the day:
Robin Reardon
Tim Reeve
Marie Cecile Zinsou
Pi Li
Raphaël de Courville

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