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Martin Roth Symposium II: Museums and Failure

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.

Day 5| Museums and Failure

This day will highlight “best practice in failure,” not as an oxymoron but as a necessity. This concerns praising the value of failure for self-reflection and as a motor of innovation for museums. What does failure mean in the museum sector? Where is the space to talk about mistakes and reflect upon wrong decisions in a “culture” that emphasises positive news and success stories? How can we learn from negative experiences for the development of museums as open democratic change agents and conveners? How do we take responsibility for our mistakes? How can we share our experiences of knowledge gained through failure?

Speakers of the day:
Małgorzata Ludwisiak
Inés de Castro
Lucy Darwin
Michael Moriarty

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