Starting this semester, the Museum Lab and CARMAH’s weekly Research Meetings will be combined. Check out the schedule here, and please join us!
Katarzyna Puzon has just published the chapter ‘Participatory Matters: Access, Migration, and Heritage in Berlin Museums’ that looks at the relationship between heritage, migration, and a city, with special focus on access and participation in a museum context.
What are the ethical and political implications of keeping, researching and exhibiting human remains? Can artistic-research create knowledge and support processes of change in institutions holding and exhibiting human remains?
Around the presentation of ‘Dead Images’ (2016-2019), and the project in progress ‘Who is ID 8470?’ (a collaboration between CARMAH and the Humboldt Laboratory, artistically directed by Tal Adler), the workshop will explore artistic strategies to engage with contentious topics. It will take place at Universität der Künste Berlin on Thursday, 16 January at 6 p.m.
Duane Jethro‘s new book ‘Heritage Formation and the Senses in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Aesthetics of Power‘ is out now!
For the conference ‘Now, to the Future. Transformations in Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century’, CARMAH is calling for posters until 20 January 2020. Please click here to find out more. The conference will take place at CARMAH and will include inputs from James Clifford, Haidy Geismar, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Henrietta Lidchi, Wayne Modest, Irene Stengs and others TBC.
Read CARMAH's contributions to the new publication on Museum Anthropology by Larissa Förster & Iris Edenheiser
The newly released book ‘Museumsethnologie – Eine Einführung. Theorien – Debatten – Praktiken‘ contains an essay by Larissa Förster as well as a conversation with Sharon Macdonald. As the first of its kind, the publication gives a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practices pertaining to ethnographic collections and museums in German-speaking contexts.