WeberWorldCafé “Museum, Power and Identity”: Final Presentation

The third WeberWorldCafé, “Museum, Power, and Identity” took place on June 11, 2015 at the Museen Dahlem in Berlin. It was organized by the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland and Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, a research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien in cooperation with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It was curated by Hannah Baader (Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices/Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence) and Stefanie Rentsch (Forum Transregionale Studien). Art historians, curators and artists discussed the implications of exhibiting non-European art and the question what stories the objects in museum collections can tell today.

Final Presentation of the table hosts:

  1. Identity, Language and Museum: Dr. des. Britta Hochkirchen (Universität Bielefeld), Dr. Nabila Oulebsir (University of Poitiers)
  2. Cultural Heritage, Belonging and Ownership: Dr. Sophie Engelhardt (Mitarbeiterin der Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien), Prof. Dr. Kavita Singh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  3. Decolonizing Knowledge – Decolonizing Aesthetics: PD Dr. Paola Ivanov (Ethnological Museum Berlin), Prof. Dr. Wendy Shaw (Freie Universität Berlin)
  4. The Practice of Curating: Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck (Universität Leipzig), Menno Fitski (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)
  5. Object Biographies and Theory of Things: Dr. des. Verena Rodatus (Ethnological Museum Berlin), Prof. Dr. Avinoam Shalem (Columbia University)
  6. Ritual and Performance: Prof. Dr. Mathias Alubafi (Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria), Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (Universität Heidelberg)
  7. Artistic Intervention: Prof. Mathilde ter Heijne (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Prof. Dr. Dorothea von Hantelmann (Kunsthochschule Kassel)
  8. The Archive and the Unconscious: Dr. Mirjam Brusius (Oxford University), Monika Pessler (Sigmund Freud Museum Wien)

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