Our Museum Summit 2017

Our Museum 2017 Summit Enlightenment and Experience: Conflict or Compatibility? (Kun for inviterede)


Statens Naturhistoriske Museum Geologisk Museum auditorium
Øster Voldgade 3-4, DK-1350 København K


17. maj 2017 kl. 9.30-17.00

Summit theme

Museums have always engaged with society. But the modes and means, the purposes and perspectives of societal engagement shift through time and according to differences of governance, organization and practice. Key to understanding these differences are the concepts of enlightenment and experience. 
Grand claims have been made that museums in many parts of the world have seen major transformations in societal engagement from being about enlightenment of all citizens to being about entertaining the individual. 
This summit focuses on unraveling these grand claims with a view to advance nuanced understandings as a basis for action. You will meet high-profiled keynote speakers offering rich historical as well as current analyses of how the two concepts play out in museum work; and you will be engaged in dialogues with other participants on how to handle dimensions of enlightenment and entertainment in practical museum work. 


09.30-10.00 Arrival, coffee and registration
10.00-10.05 Welcome, Kirsten Drotner, Professor, Programme Director of Our Museum
10.05-10.15 Welcome address, Peter C. Kjærgaard, Museum Director, Natural History Museum of Denmark
10.15-10.25 Conference introduction, Kirsten Drotner
10.25-11.05 Keynote address, Dr Ross Parry, Associate Professor (Museum Studies) and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Digital), University of Leicester
Being Digitally Purposeful
Læs keynote af Dr. Ross Parry
11.05-11.15 Q&A
11.15-11.55 Keynote address, Jens F. Jensen, Professor in interactive digital media, Department of Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University
MuseumVerse – To typologier for repræsentationsformer og oplevelsesformer i museums- og kulturarvsformidling
Læs keynote af Jens F. Jensen
11.55-12.05 Q&A
12.05-12.15 Introduction to breakout session
12.15-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-14.00 Breakout session
14.00-14.40 Wrap-up breakout session
14.40-15.20 Keynote address, Anders Ekström, Professor of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University
Seeing from above: Elevation and education at international exhibitions around 1900
Læs keynote af Anders Ekström
15.20-15.30 Q&A
15.30-15.50 Coffee break
15.50-16.30 Keynote address, Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Advisor, National Gallery of Denmark
Bildung and Building. Can museums provide building blocks for Enlightenment in the 21st century?
Læs keynote af Merete Sanderhoff
16.30-16.40 Q&A
16.40-17.00 Closing remarks, Kirsten Drotner