2020 We Are Museums

A series of meetups in collaboration with We Are Museums. In the Circle ‘Reframe Collecting’ we investigate in a series of meetups how we can rethink the practice of collecting as a strategy for collective care.

To register for these free meetups please go the the We Are Museums Community website

December 2  [Reframe Collecting] – Ep. 2: Diversity as a Focus for Collecting

Why should we focus on diversity in collections and collecting practices? In this session, we are going to explore the diversity approach and connect it to the intrinsic fields of collecting: strategies, classification, catalogization, preparing for display. We are happy to discuss best practices and challenges of diversity as a focus for collecting from the human rights’ perspective as well as examples of various institutions.

Our Guests:
Julie Rokkjær Birch, Director of the Women’s Museum in Aarhus (Denmark)
Armando Perla (He/Him/His), Museum professional, independent consultant and doctoral student researching the impacts of institutional racism in the museum sector (Canada)

Our Host
Alina Gromova, Affiliated Board Member of COMCOL and board member of ICOM Germany


[Reframe Collecting] – Ep. 1: The Body and the Object

How can queering reframe collections and collecting? In this meetup, we will dive into this topic, where we look further into the term queer/queering in relation to museum work. We will review the international practices of re-thinking mainstream collections from a non-hetero normative gaze and discuss examples of dedicated queer institutions.

María Belén Correa, co-founder of the Argentinian Trans Memory Archive (Argentina).
Dan Vo, project manager for the UK Queer Heritage and Collections Network and Victoria & Albert Museum Ambassador (United Kingdom)

Our Host
Florencia Croizet, ICOM COMCOL Young Board Member (Argentina)