CFP: The Art Museum in the Digital Age (Vienna, 10-11 Jan 19)

Vienna, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
10. – 11.01.2019
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
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Call for Papers: The Art Museum in the Digital Age

The foundation of innovative, future-oriented museum work is a continuous reflection of its institutional conditions and the questioning of the role of museums in the 21st century. This interdisciplinary symposium is devoted to an art-historical and media-theoretical debate on the systemic changes in the art museum type caused by the universal presence of the digital: Equally at stake are questions of institutional as well as public- and object-related variables.

Traditional core areas of a museum’s mission such as collecting, preserving, researching, educating, and exhibiting are increasingly permeated by digital expansions. Media transformations are promising the opening of museum walls and the barrier-free exchange with an increasingly diverse audience. The latter’s individual as well as collective experience of an art museum is also subject to fundamental alterations and adaptations. Continue reading “CFP: The Art Museum in the Digital Age (Vienna, 10-11 Jan 19)”

CFP: Making Culture With/Out Uncle Sam (Cambridge, 13-15 Jun 18)

Call to join a conference panel

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Annual Conference

Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge, England
June 13 – 15, 2018

Deadline: Dec 15, 2017

The 1960s saw the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the expansion and transformation of philanthropic spending priorities in the cultural arena, and also the exposure of covert CIA funding for a range of Cold War cultural projects, all against the backdrop of this contentious decade. Continue reading “CFP: Making Culture With/Out Uncle Sam (Cambridge, 13-15 Jun 18)”

Panel Discussion : Cultural Property Protection – A Law and its Consequences, Berlin (Nov 4, 2016)

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A Law and its Consequences (in German) – 6.15pm

TU Berlin, Main Building, Room H 1035, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin

After a controversial debate, the German “act reforming the cultural property protection legislation” has been passed and approved by the Federal Council. It has taken effect on 6th August. So what does the law actually say? What kind of art is affected by it? This panel discussion brings together experts from cultural policy, law and sciences.

6.15pm Welcome
Johannes Nathan (Berlin/Potsdam/Zurich)

On the Podium
Nikolaus Bernau (Berlin)
Kilian Heck (Greifswald/Bonn)
Miriam Kellerhals (Berlin)
Maria Obenaus (Berlin)

Julia Voss (Frankfurt am Main/Berlin)

7.15pm Reception