Organisers: The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Aarhus University

When: 3-4 December 2015

Location: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

The organizers aim to stimulate a critical debate on the potentialities of the art museum as a research-based institution. The conference will focus on the significance of hybrid forms of research and curating in modern and contemporary art museums, dealing with questions such as: How can exhibitions function as mediums for research? How can artistic research contribute to art museums? What is the research value of (immersive) exhibitions? What is the role of the sensory experience in gathering and disseminating knowledge in the museum? What is the function and position of ‘public programs’ as curatorial models for research and knowledge production? What does the public contribute to the museum’s knowledge production?


  • Francesco Manacorda, Director, TATE Liverpool
  • Maria Finders, Strategy and Developement, executive member Supervisory Board, LUMA Arles
  • Anselm Franke, Head of Visual Arts and Film, Haus de Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • Chus Martínez, Head of the Institute, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel
  • Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education and Public Programme, New Museum (New York)
  • Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art, Vassar College
  • Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, New York
  • Abdellah Karroum, Director at Mathaf, Doha
  • Mark Wigley, Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University New York

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Share This! Art and Social Networks – a collaborative project between the Instituut Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum, Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – has reached completion. To see more, visit Tumblr:

The project was launched to clarify and explore the relationships between art and social media. Its research and related events were inspired by questions such as: How do artists use social media? How is social media used to create art? How can you preserve the culture of social media for later generations?



Stedelijk Studies is a free academic online journal that is made in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, the VU University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Leiden University, Radboud University and Maastricht University. Stedelijk Studies publishes high-quality peer-reviewed academic research for international audiences of (upcoming) art professionals and those with an interest in art theory and history.

Stedelijk Studies presents research related to the Stedelijk Museum collection, institutional history and topical themes in an accessible, attractive manner. The Stedelijk has a time-honored tradition of research and (academic) publications. It has published many catalogues and, in 1957, founded a library (which today ranks among one of Europe’s most noted libraries of modern and contemporary art and design). 

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The Stedelijk Museum ARtours project was launched when the museum building on Museum Square was closed for extensive renovation. The experiments with the latest forms of multimedia technology and augmented reality for smartphones presented innovative ways of sharing stories about the collection and entering into a new dialogue with the public. The project resulted in a number of projects on Museum Square, at the LowLands pop festival and, later, in the museum. The collaboration with artists such as Jan Rothuizen, Sander Veenhof and Willem de Ridder reveals that augmented reality can be a powerful tool, also from an artistic point of view. 

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