Art/Nature: Contemporary Art in Natural History Museums and Collections

26 Jun 2017 – 27 Jun 2017

Event times

26 June 2017: 9 am - 9 pm
27 June 2017: 9 am - 5 pm

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Free (with registration)

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Berlin, Germany

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International conference launched by ‘Art/Nature: Artistic Interventions at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin’, a pilot project in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

‘Moving natural history museums’, ‘opening new perspectives’, ‘creating a space for poetry in science’, ‘mediating difficult legacies’ – the purposes and motivations for a collaboration between contemporary art and natural history museums are as manifold as the approaches and experiences of the different protagonists and actors involved, including the museum’s visitors.

The conference outlines recent and ongoing art projects and art programs in natural history museums and in the natural history collections of multidisciplinary museums. In doing so, it aims to reflect upon and discuss the expectations, potentials, possible limitations and values of these kinds of interactions and interventions from the perspectives of curators, artists and researchers.

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