Museums at the 'Post-Digital' Turn

03Nov2017 04Nov2017


The Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums (AMACI) and the Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR) in Turin announce 'Museums at The "Post-Digital" Turn', the first major symposium conceived by AMACI in the framework of Museum Twenty-One, a brand new research platform dedicated to the transformations of the contemporary art museum.

Given the mission of AMACI – founded in 2003 with the aim of promoting the languages of contemporary art, supporting the development of institutional policies on contemporaneity and setting out guidelines for a common cultural strategy for contemporary art museums – and the new and increasing need to analyse the latest museum practices, the focus of Museums at the ‘Post-Digital’ Turn asks not 'what is next?' but rather the more urgent and durable question of 'what futures are there?'

In the light of this scenario, the speakers and scholars invited from across the world will convene to consider these central questions:

·        What does the future hold in store for the museum?

·        What role may the museum as an institution play in the physical space of the web?

·        What changes are taking place in curatorial practices, display strategies, collecting and conservation policies, mediation techniques and teaching systems?

·        How has the relationship with the public changed, and how much will it continue to change over the years to come?

·        What results – in terms of approval, incidence, capacity for persuasion and criticism of museum projects – is it fair to expect from a system of viewing and ratification which is ever more ‘externalised’?

·        What role may be played by the history of art over the years to come, and in what way will it interface with the ever more fluid activities of museums?

The convention will be hosted inside the New OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni of Turin, a cultural production and interdisciplinary experimentation centre stretching over 35,000 square metres.

AHM staff member Dr. Sanneke Stigter of the Conservation & Restoration department of the Faculty of Humanities is invited speaker on this symposium.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture