Museum Policies. Shifting Tides (Amsterdam Art Weekend)
26 Nov 2016

De Balie, Grote Zaal, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
10:30 am - 12 pm
Students € 8,50 / Regular € 10


Francis Alys Turista 1994, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Francis Alys Turista 1994, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and De Balie organize a round table conversation focused on the role of cultural institutions in a society changing under the influences of globalization, mobility and migration. Apart from its social, political and economic consequences, migration also exerts and impact on artists’ practices.

Modern and contemporary art museums feel a need to redefine their positions in relation to a society that is dynamic and diverse. The panel will discuss existing museum strategies and projects focused on migration.

Victoria Walsh, Professor of Art History at Royal College of Art, London

Panelists include:
Wayne Modest, Head of Research Center for Material Culture, Leiden
Charl Landvreugd, Fulbright Fellow Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies MA Columbia University, PhD-kandidaat Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London and Visual Artist.
Sophie Goltz, Artistic director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg 

Johan Hartle, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Amsterdam

Victoria Walsh recently wrote the article ‘Redistributing Knowledge and Practice in the Art Museum’ (2016) for the online peer-reviewed journal Stedelijk Studies (#4). Here, she mentions the project ‘Transfigurations’ from 2013, which was funded by the European Union as part of the multi-partnered, four-year project  ‘Museums in an Age of Migrations’ (MeLa). Download the article here. For more info on Stedelijk Studies, please visit  http://www.stedelijkstudies.com/.