Verschlagwortet: Museums

“A New Form of Evil Emerges Now” – A Conversation with Olha Honchar

In mid-March of this year, I interviewed Olha Honchar, the head of Territory of Terror Museum in Lviv and the initiator of the Museum Crisis Center. We discussed the Territory of Terror in the context of Ukrainian political events, heritage protection during the war, and how Russian aggression compares to historical events.

Legba-figures and dzokawo: Unpacking a missionary collection from the Übersee-Museum Bremen

In the debate about colonial collections in ethnological and other museums, little attention has been paid to things acquired by European missionaries during conversion practices. These things do not fit into the current discussions of looted art and are barely subject to demands for repatriation.

Islam and Heritage in Europe: Pasts, Presents and Future Possibilities

By Katarzyna Puzon. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 – an event that triggered a significant and sustained rise in prejudice, discrimination, and hate crimes against Muslims. These trends have accelerated steadily since then. The tragic developments that followed, especially the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and of Iraq in 2003, still reverberate across Europe, not least in the recent ‘refugee crises’.

The Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin and Its Quest for Socio-Political Relevance: The Example of the TAMAM Project

By Roman Singendonk (Curator, Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin, Germany). The role that museums play in society has been constantly changing over the past decades, and now, more than ever, they are expected to serve society’s prosperity.

متحف الفنّ الإسلامي في برلين وسعيه وراء صلة اجتماعية سياسية: مشروع “تمام” نموذجًا

رومان زِنغِندونك (قَيِّم، متحف الفنّ الإسلامي، برلين، ألمانيا). كان الدور الذي تؤدّيه المتاحف في المجتمع قيد تغيّر متواصل طوال العقود الماضية. ومن المتوقع الآن، أكثر من أيّ وقت مضى، أن تساهم المتاحف في ازدهار المجتمع.

Sharjah Museums: A Case Study on the Transfer of Knowledge in Society

By Aisha Deemas (Director of Executive Affairs, Sharjah Museums Authority, United Arab Emirates). The UAE’s 2021 Vision states that the nation strives to create “a knowledge-based and highly productive economy” (United in knowledge). For this essay, I will focus on the role of humanities in building a knowledge-based economy in the UAE.

نقل المعرفة في المجتمع: متاحف الشارقة نموذجًا

عائشة ديماس (مديرة الشؤون التنفيذية، هيئة الشارقة للمتاحف، الإمارات العربية المتحدة). تنصّ رؤية الإمارات 2021 على أنّ الوطن يسعى جاهدًا لخلق “اقتصاد قائم على المعرفة وعالي الإنتاجية” (متحدون في المعرفة)، على أن يُفهم من ذلك أنّه اقتصاد قائم على قطاعات متنوعة، حكومية وخاصّة، على حدٍّ سواء.

100 Histories of 100 Worlds in one Object

This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the Explorative Workshop “100 Histories of 100 World in one...

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