Cologne: 22.–24.11.2023 #EXPONATEC

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EXPONATEC COLOGNE 2021 - Speakers Corner

Speakers Corner is a central information and communication platform in the middle of the trade fair. In addition to presentations by the exhibitors, many partners involved in the exhibits‘ event programme also have their say.

Among another:

Talk series of the German museum association (DMB)

Digital and attractive

What potential do digital offerings have in store for museums?

Accelerated by the corona pandemic, museums are increasingly offering various forms of digital access to their content. From 17 to 19 November, we will talk with eleven guests from Germany and abroad about how virtual exhibitions, gamification apps, podcasts, etc. impact the museum as an institution in theory and in practice.

Do digital offerings make museums more attractive for their users? What new forms of access are enabled by virtual exhibitions and apps? Do museums reach new visitor groups? To what extent do digital offerings reinforce participation and inclusion? Do digital offerings come into conflict with the authenticity of the original? How do museums see the potential of digital offerings? What do museums need to develop further digital offerings in future? And what will a museum visit look like in future? Come by and join the discussion!

Daily at 11:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m. as well as Wednesday and Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
    Museums open for users

    Prof. Eckart Köhne, President of the Deutscher Museumsbund and Director of the Baden State Museum
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    Digital outreach and access at the National Gallery of Denmark

    Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and senior advisor, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Dänemark
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
    Linking communication and education work - addressing new target groups

    Dr Sonja Mißfeldt, speaker of the working group Press and Public Relations for the Deutscher Museumsbund and press speaker of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
    Successfully addressing communities with the #GoetheMoMa

    Damian Mallepree, scientific staff member, Goethemuseum Düsseldorf

Thursday, 18 November 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
    Art of - digital art education at the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

    Tabea Schwarze, Digital Management Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    Inside The Tin Drum: VR in the museum

    Dr Jörg-Philipp Thomsa, Museum Director, Günter-Grass-Haus, Lübecker Museen
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
    Conceiving of museums as places for digital learning

    Dr Simone Mergen, speaker of the working group Museum Education of the Deutscher Museumsbund and education speaker of the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
    DigAMus Award: Making digital offerings visible

    Anke von Heyl, art historian, cultural mediator, author and cofounder of the DigAMus Award

Friday, 19 November 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
    "I spy with my little eye". Social media campaign for International Museum Day

    Anja Gebauer, Digital Education, Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    Beats & Bones. Podcast from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    Stefanie Krzyzniewski, head of Public Relations, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
    berlinHistory. Enabling new forms of access with the app

    Sebastian Ruff, head of E-Culture, Stadtmuseum Berlin

Lecture series of Verband der Restauratoren

Red alert – Restoration emergency

Failure is not an option when cultural assets must be secured for the future. Restorers intervene when an artwork falls off the wall and a total loss seems imminent. They look for solutions when a kinetic work loses its artistic statement due to standstill and visual changes. And they salvage as much substance as possible when a flood tears away massive numbers of texts, photos, furnishings and equipment.

In the VDR lecture series, we report on smaller and larger disasters and especially tricky challenges when preserving and restoring. On the basis of prominent examples from the regional environment of the trade fair city of Cologne, visitors gain insight into the conservation of modern and contemporary artworks and the saving of cultural assets in general.

Friday 19.11.2021, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  • 2:30 p.m.
    Welcome and introduction

    VDR chair
  • 2:45 p.m.
    Shooting painting by Niki de St. Phalle – Fallen and saved

    Christine Adolphs, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Jens Hofmann and Benjamin Albrecht, studio community in the Paulusstraße
  • 3:15 p.m.
    The textile figures Othello & Desdemona by Aeppli and Tinguely
    "Revive" or allow to "wither"? Development of a restoration and exhibition concept between object history and artist intention.

    Cora Lisbach, student at the CICS of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • 3:45 p.m.
    Rescue after the flood – Deployment of the Cologne emergency container

    Nadine Thiel, Head of Stock Conservation of the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne
  • 4:15 p.m.
    What we can learn from the flood – a look back from the perspective of volunteers and a look forward from the perspective of the VDR working committee for the protection of cultural assets

    Gisela Gulbins, Vice President of the Verband der Restauratoren and Chairwoman of the VDR working committee for the protection of cultural assets, with guests
  • 5:00 p.m.
    End of event

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