Thinking through exhibition making
This year’s seminar is a one day event and shall take place in the Museum of Cultural History on November 25th 2021.
Last year the Research Council of the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo chose “Thinking through making” as the topic for its multidisciplinary annual seminar with Tim Ingold as keynote speaker. As a multidisciplinary research museum we this year want to focus more specifically on the research potentials related to the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of exhibition making. Our museum is committed to aims optimizing the dynamics between collection management, research and exhibiting as well as utilizing the multidisciplinary composition of our museum to produce outputs that have a public impact. One way of achieving this is to rethink the boundary between collection management, research and exhibiting in a way which makes exhibitions and their design not only a passive mode of disseminating results of prior research but also an active part of an ongoing process of generating new perspectives and understandings. By “Thinking through exhibition making” the seminar offers an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the potentials for new insights and understandings of exhibitions in the making.
In this year’s seminar we therefore invite scholars who have shown a strong interest in the knowledge producing potentials of exhibition making to make presentations in a morning session to share their experiences and perspectives on exhibition making as an active mode of researching the world. In an afternoon session we invite the presenters to join a workshop consisting of people among our staff and collaborative partners who have been or are involved in conceptualizing and realizing exhibitions at our museum to exemplify and think through exhibition making together.
TBA. Confirmed keynotes:
Associate Professor in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
Dr Peter Bjerregaard
Head of programming, Danish museum of Science & Technology
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