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International Museum Conference Rio© Goethe-Institut Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Museum Conference

The Conference, in a hybrid and participatory format, aims to promote a space for knowledge exchange among Museums specialists from South America and Europe and, in particular, to develop concepts that prepare Natural History and Ethnology museums for the future in difficult times. The central themes of the conference are: "Museums in the tension field of society", "Collections and Archives" and "Sustainability".

03 and 04 June.
At the Rio Art Museum (MAR) and online.
With simultaneous translation: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

More information

Preliminary Program

Brasilia time - BRT, UTC -03:00

10:00 am (BRT)
Opening.
(online at zoom and on site)

10:10 am (BRT) 
What the days will hold. Presentation on the Frame of the conference and thematic lines: 1. Museums in the context of society; 2. Collections and archives; and 3. Future of Museums, Sustainability.
(online and on site)

10:25 am (BRT)
World Café. Initial conversation to bring everyone together on the same page.
(online and on site. In order to increase engagement, we will host a World Café on site and another one online. Both groups would be invited for a conversation around the same questions and will come together at the end of the process)

11:55 pm (BRT)
Plenary - Conversation and convergence on what is needed at this time. Presentation from last groups with highlights on the important topics to be explored/shared.
(online and on site)

12:15 pm (BRT) 
Lunch

1:45 pm (BRT)
Recap the morning

1:55 pm (BRT)
Knowledge Café - Results of the TANDEM partnerships between Museu Nacional/UFRJ and institutions in Germany will be presented and open for discussions among the conference participants.
(online and on site)

3:30 pm (BRT)
Coffee break

3:50 pm (BRT)
Knowledge Café - Results of the TANDEM partnerships between Museu Nacional/UFRJ and institutions in Germany will be presented and open for discussions among the conference participants.

5:25 pm (BRT)
Plenary - (25 min) Space to share the TANDEM workshops' outcomes.

5:50 pm (BRT)
Closure - (10 min) Wrap up of the day one of the Conference - Learnings and Takeaways.

7 pm (BRT) | Duration 90’
Cocktail at the invitation by the Vice Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Johannes Bloos and freedom for participants to mingle and connect.
(only on site)
10:00 am (BRT)
Welcome - Recap from previous day.
(online at zoom and on site)

10:30 am (BRT)
Closed Fishbowl - Sharing experiences and perspectives.
(online and on site)

What are the challenges and opportunities/trends on...
Future of Museums: "Museum Work in Asymmetrical Networks"

Starting the conversation in the inner circle:
- Elvira Espejo Ayca (Director, National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, La Paz)
- Pablo Lafuente (Artistic Co-Director, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro)
- Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Director, Savvy Contemporary and designated Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)
- Gitte Zschoch (Secretary General ifa, Stuttgart)

11:15 am (BRT)
Open Fishbowl - dialoguing with the previous presentations.
(online and on site)

12:30 pm (BRT)
Lunch.

2 pm (BRT)
Open Space.
(on site only)

Suggested guiding question: What conversation do you still need to have in order to get the most out of this conference? More about the method: www.openspaceworld.org

3:25 pm (BRT)
Coee Break.

3:45 pm (BRT)
Open conversations (participants arrive and leave conversations based on their interest). Conversations last while participants remain in the groups. Maximum time for this round of conversations is 45 min.

4:35 pm (BRT)
Plenary - Open Space (Harvest sharing). Space for people to share the fruits of their conversations and announce any action that they have decided to take.
(on site)

5:10 pm (BRT)
Plenary - Wrap up of the Conference - Learnings and Takeaways.
(on site)

5:30 pm (BRT)
Closure - Artistic Performance (TBC).
(on site)

Registrations are closed

We regret to inform you that the conference is fully booked.

Acessibilidade em museus

HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP THE INCLUSION PROCESS?

National Museum/UFRJ and AVICOM invite people from marginalized social groups to lead the debate on the use of digital tools

Temas em debate

CONFERENCE PRESENTS THE FINDINGS OF A TWO-YEAR-LONG EXCHANGE BETWEEN MUSEUMS

Work teams from the National Museum/UFRJ and other international museums have been holding virtual meetings since 2020. The results of the debates will be presented at an event in Rio

Linden Museum © Linden Museum

MUSEUMS AS PLATFORMS FOR SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

Staff from the National Museum and Linden-Museum meet in Stuttgart to discuss how museums can be inclusive. Results will be presented at the Rio de Janeiro Museums Conference 2022

Mostra nos tapumes do Museu Nacional

EXHIBITION PRESENTS THEMES THAT WILL GUIDE THE EXHIBITION SPACES OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM/UFRJ WHEN IT REOPENS

Works are divided into three main subject areas: the importance of science, diversity, and world history


PRE CONFERENCE EVENTS

What do you dream for the National Museum? 

Believing that learning also happens from the exchange of experiences and ideas, the Goethe-Institut Rio de Janeiro launched a cultural action based on this premise, inviting people to share their inspirations on social networks, using #MeuMuseuNacional.

See some of the responses in our virtual exhibition.

Museums Dialogue © Goethe-Institut Rio de Janeiro

MUSEUMS IN DIALOGUE

As part of the anniversary celebrations of the National Museum/UFRJ, the Goethe-Institut, in partnership with the National Museum and institutions in Germany and South America, promoted the virtual event “MUSEUMS IN DIALOGUE - Cooperation and connections to society”, on June 4. 
 

Reopening Museums © Goethe-Institut

REOPENING MUSEUMS: live on youtube

September 2, 2020, marks two years since the tragedy of the devastating fire at the Museu Nacional/UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro. On this occasion, a digital panel discussion will focus on the risks and opportunities of reopening museum during the pandemic. 


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