Ethnology lab on the workings of COVID-19 on museums

In 2020 and following the worldwide Covid-crisis, the Reinwardt Academy organized a digital conference together with the Working Group Museums & Material Culture (SIEF) and the International Committee for Collecting (ICOM).

The conference focused on the impact of Covid-19 on museums and addressed challenges on collecting, archiving, and exhibiting as a direct response to the pandemic. The two-day program 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?

You can find the proceedings of the digital conference here.