Conference „Global Museum: Where do we go from here?“ in the Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

The conference Global Museum: Where do we go from here? takes place from 30 September to 1 October 2019 in the Historic Hall at Hamburger Bahnhof. It is part of the Global Museum funding initiative and continues ongoing critical reflection on the collections of several museums in Germany. At the conference, special focus is placed on the programme realised in cooperation with the Federal Cultural Foundation, addressing its reception up to now and its outlook.

The Conference

Global Museum: Where do we go from here? aims to review the funding programme itself and its reception, as well as its role in more wide-ranging discussions regarding a fundamental shift in our reimagining of art and its institutions. It is also about developing future perspectives: How can museums change course in the long term? Can the processes initiated by “Museum Global” be become part of the institutions’ structure? How can networks be expanded and put to good use by institutions, and what can institutions learn from artists’ networks? What impact can and should the programme have on these institutions in the long run? What plans and wishes are there, what resources are already available or need to be generated? What structures are necessary to do this, which ones would have to be changed or expanded? How do we make the transition from wish to intention, and from intention to implementation?

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The conference will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German. It is open to the public; admission is free. Please register here, stating your name and address.

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

In memoriam Okwui Enwezor

Based on the funding initiative Global Museum of the German Federal Cultural Foundation with the participating museums Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, MMK Museum für moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (Main) and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München

The Funding Initiative “Global Museum”

Global Museum stands for the critical examination of the collections of several museums in Germany and, by extension, the western-centric canon of modern art, which is reflected in the origin, acquisition and display of their collections. It affected and continues to affect their programming, institutional co-operations, collaborations, overall structure and personnel. A critique of this canon accordingly calls for a critique of all these institutional facets.