As part of the “Global Museum” programme of the Federal Cultural Foundation, several German art museums have conducted a critical examination of their collections, and by extension, also the Western canon of modern art. As the MMK in Frankfurt, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf conclude their projects, this conference takes stock of the progress achieved thus far: What consequences has “Global Museum” had for the institutions? How and to what extent are the projects the subject of public debate? Are the museums planning to shift their orientation in the long term and what challenges would arise from such a decision? How can museums build a lasting international network and what can they learn from artists?

A conference organised by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Federal Cultural Foundation and with kind support from the Freunde der Nationalgalerie e.V. 

The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into German. 


September 30, 2019

7 - 8.30 p.m.: Keynote Lecture

October 1, 2019

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Conference

Global Museum: Where do we go from here? – Conference (30.9. - 01.10.2019)

A conference by Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation; with kind support by Freunde der Nationalgalerie e.V.