Informações sobre a Conferência de Museus

Em 2 de setembro de 2018, o Museu Nacional/UFRJ no Rio de Janeiro foi vítima de um grande incêndio. O museu era o mais importante de sua categoria na América Latina, com uma coleção de cerca de 20 milhões de objetos - incluindo artefatos de grupos indígenas extintos há muito tempo e os últimos registros sobreviventes de suas línguas. Desde o incêndio, o Ministério Federal das Relações Exteriores da Alemanha e o Goethe-Institut têm apoiado o Museu Nacional em seu trabalho de resgate e no desenvolvimento de um conceito para um novo museu.  

Nos dias 2 e 3 de junho de 2022, o Goethe-Institut e o Museu Nacional/UFRJ, juntamente com diversos museus e instituições culturais e com o apoio do Ministério Federal das Relações Exteriores da Alemanha, realizaram a Conferência Internacional de Museus no Rio de Janeiro. A Conferência buscou, em especial, desenvolver conceitos que preparassem os museus de História Natural e de Etnologia para o futuro em tempos difíceis. Os temas centrais da conferência foram: "Museus no campo de tensão da sociedade", "Coleções e Arquivos" e "Sustentabilidade".

Encontros entre os especialistas aconteceram no Museu de Arte Rio (MAR).

Programação

Horário de Brasília - 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)

Format: The World Café is a powerful methodology which allows people to engage in meaningful conversations with each other around a guiding question – a question that is engagingly relevant to their lives or their work. After each round of conversation in small groups, all but one person at every table moves randomly to another table and carry on talking, creating, thus, a conversation web.

The small-table format ensures that the voices of all participants (even the most timid) can be heard in a short time, regardless of the size of the group, and that the full range of perspectives in the room can be surfaced for the whole group to see. It is also a great way of breaking the ice and giving people the appetite to engage with people they do not know. More about the method: www.theworldcafe.com

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)

Format: The Knowledge Café is a format that allows simultaneous workshops to happen over one or multiple rounds, in which the participants can chose which workshop they want to attend based on what's relevant to them. More about the method: http://knowledge.cafe/knowledge-cafe-concept/

Themes of the TANDEM partnerships and their respective topics to be addressed at the Knowledge café:
1. Lindenmuseum | Museu Nacional/ UFRJ: "The museum education as a platform for social participation and collaboration with non-visitors"
2. Humboldt Forum | Museu Nacional/ UFRJ: Das Museum sem nenhum caráter - Digging the future out of the archive
3. Ethnologisches Museum | Museu Nacional/UFRJ: The Brazil collection at the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin. What could be the benefits of a historical collection?
4. Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut e Ethnologisches Museum | Museu Nacional/UFRJ: Crisis and Creativity: Rethinking Collection Institutions.
5.Freie Universität Berlin, Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin - AdA Invitations - Archive as Event: an opportunity to discuss the role and position of the archives in cultural institutions
6. Favelas Museum - São Paulo, IDG (Institute for Development and Management) -Rio de Janeiro - "Nothing about us without us" - Sharing of peripheral experiences for the construction of the Favelas Museum

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)

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