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)”