Michael John Gorman, BIOTOPIA, München © Justin Time
© Justin Time
Etienne Turpin, Jakarta/MIT, Cambridge; Anna-Sophie Springer, Berlin/Goldsmiths, London © Justin Time


Contemporary Art in Natural History Museums and Collections

‘Opening new perspectives’, ‘moving natural history museums’, ‘creating a space for poetry in science’, ‘mediating difficult legacies’ – the purposes and motivations for a collaboration between contemporary art and natural history museums are as manifold as the approaches and experiences of the different protagonists and actors involved, including the museum’s visitors.

The conference outlined recent and ongoing art projects and art programmes in natural history museums and in the natural history collections of multidisciplinary museums. In doing so, it aimed to reflect upon and discuss the mutual expectations, potentials, possible limitations and values of these kinds of interactions and interventions from the perspectives of curators, artists and researchers.

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