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24. Apr 2017 15:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin

Negotiating Cultural Heritage:
Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing –
A Conversation

Architecture, artworks, crafted objects, texts, music, as well as sites, places, sounds and tastes are cultural products that can contribute to a sense of community, belonging and identity. Objects of the past are deemed worthy to be stolen and reclaimed, to be exhibited and reconstructed, to be researched and collected, or even to be destroyed. As such, cultural goods or "things" are reference points for narratives of heritage and community.
Drawing on the discussions of the conference "Making, Sustaining, Breaking: The Politics of Heritage and Culture" that took place in October 2016 in Heidelberg, we want to debate the following questions: What does cultural heritage mean in different national and regional contexts? Who can claim it as theirs, and who decides what constitutes cultural heritage, how it is preserved, displayed, or restored? Should museums and other cultural institutions act as preservationists, explorers, or mediators of this heritage? Can their practices be "decolonized"? Whith other forms of cultural heritage could be included in museal representations and archaeological practices? How to share cultural heritage?

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Monday, 24 April 2017

15:00 Introductory Session (Basilika)
Welcome and Introduction:
Representative N. N. (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin)
Barbara Mittler (Cluster Asia and Europe/Forum Transregionale Studien)
Hannah Baader (KHI Florenz/Art Histories, Berlin)

16:00 WeberWorldCafé (Museumscafé)
Introduction: Johanna de Schmidt (Max Weber Stiftung, Bonn)

Table 1: Cultural Heritage, Trauma, and Manipulation
Wulandani Dirgantoro (Art Histories Fellow, Berlin)
Venugopal Maddipati (Art Histories Fellow, Berlin)

Table 2: Art and Culture Re-oriented
Monique Bellan (OI Beirut)
Mohamed Elshahed (British Museum, London)

Table 3: Museums. A Cultural Institution and its Critique

Andrea Meyer (TU Berlin)
Eva-Maria Troelenberg (KHI Florenz)

Table 4: Museums, Immigration and Interculturalism
Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin)
Salma Jreige (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin)

Table 5: Digitizing Cultural Heritage
Solveig Lawrenz (DAI, Berlin)
Thorsten Wübbena (DFK Paris)

Table 6: Heritage and the Legacies of Empire and Nation
Indra Sengupta (GHI London)
Banu Karaca (EUME-Fellow, Berlin)

Table 7: Cultural Heritage and Popular Histories
Alia Mossallam (EUME-Fellow, Berlin)

Table 8: Shared Heritage and Community-based Initiatives
Romuald Tchibozo (University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou/Benin)

Table 9: Western Classical Music and Asian Musicians –
Crisis, Challenge, Chance

Inga Mai Groote (Universität Heidelberg)
Barbara Mittler (Cluster Asia and Europe, Heidelberg)

18:00 Break

18:30 Panel Discussion
Ralph Bodenstein (DAI, Berlin)
Monica Juneja (Cluster Asia and Europe, Heidelberg)
Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin)
Gerhard Wolf (KHI Florenz/Art Histories, Berlin)
Chair: Hannah Baader (KHI Florenz/Art Histories, Berlin)

19:30 Reception (Basilika)



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