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October 13, 2020

Ethnology lab on the workings of Covid-19 on museums

Dear members,

The Reinwardt Academy organizes a digital conference together with the Working Group Museums & Material Culture (SIEF) and the International Committee for Collecting (ICOM). The conference focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on museums and addresses challenges on collecting, archiving, and exhibiting as a direct response to the pandemic.

The two-day program on 8 and 9 October is based on world-wide practice-based examples from museum professionals. What happens to an exhibition about the history of dance if the body cannot be present? How does a museum’s inclusivity policy change if the museum suddenly has to close? What is the impact of making films internationally available for a national film archive?

Participation is free of charge, but you’ll need to register. Send your name, a short motivation, and the day(s) you would like to attend to rwa-heritagelab@ahk.nl.

Please note: the conference will be held in English.

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