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CARMAH Museum Lab in the summer semester 2021

The sessions are open to practitioners, students, researchers and those working at the intersection of theory and practice. Invited guests present their ongoing research which inspire fruitful discussions. Due to the global pandemic and heightened safety measures, all sessions of this summer semester’s CARMAH Museum Lab will be held via Zoom. Feel free to join, wherever you are located!


Preservation of natural and cultural heritage is often said to be something that is done for the future, or on behalf of future generations, but the precise relationship of such practices to the future is rarely reflected upon. Heritage Futures draws on research undertaken over four years by an interdisciplinary, international team of 16 researchers and more than 25 partner organisations to explore the role of heritage and heritage-like practices in building future worlds.

Re-Sounding Place? An Ethnographic Invitation

In an edited excerpt, Chiara Garbellotto writes about her work on participation and citizen science in natural history museums. In her ethnographic research and writing, she critically engages with the concepts of ‘biodiversity’ and ‘participation’ as multiple and of ‘knowing’ and ‘caring’ as political, exploring current public engagement practices in natural history museums as more-than-human assemblages.