||ICOM-ICME Annual Conference - Germany 2011
<h3>Dissolving boundaries. Museological approaches to national, social and cultural issues
<h4>Final programme as pdf</h4>
The conference is organized in three parts:
Directions from airport(s) - The closest airport to Bamberg is Nuremberg
Nuremberg Airport: To Bamberg. from the airport, take the Metro to the Nuremberg railway station, then take the train to Bamberg (70 km). To Bad Staffelstein/ Banz Monastery, see above and take the train to Bad Staffelstein, then taxi to the Banz Monastery.
Frankfurt Airport: To Bamberg. The long distance railway station is located under the main hall of the Frankfurt Airport, take the train to Würzburg, there change to Bamberg (200 km). To Bad Staffelstein/ Banz Monastery (or Lichtenfels), see above and change in Würzburg to Bad Staffelstein, then taxi to the Banz Monastery.
ICME Pre-Conference October 1 – October 2, 2011 at Bamberg
Bamberg has been a very attractive city in the North of Bavaria since the Middle Ages. It is the right place to warm up the participants in the ICME/2011 Annual Conference. The University of Bamberg is the inviting institution for the ICME/2011 Conference.
Our program starts with a guided sightseeing tour. It will be followed by visits to some of the highlights in museums and in situ. The ‘Diocesan Museum’ collection includes ceremonial textiles of the highest value from the 11th and 12th centuries. The St. Michel Monastery Church is noted for its ceiling paintings of the unique universe of plants and flowers. The Museum of Natural History leads us to the very beginning of museum history. Its “bird hall” was founded in the late 18th century and is a wonderful early museology.
Saturday, October 1st 2011
Arrival at Bamberg
Hotel reservation by the participants (see registration form)
12.00 - 18.00 Registration: University of Bamberg, Am Kranen 12, 2nd floor, room 205
10.00 - 11.00 The Museum of Natural History – A Museum in situ opened in 1791
(Times and places subject to change)
Shuttle to Banz Monastery
14.00 Depart from Bamberg to Bad Staffelstein/ Banz Monastery via Vierzehnheiligen
ICME Annual Meeting, October 2 – October 5, 2011 at the Banz Monastery (Bad Staffelstein)
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Professor Dr. Baerbel Kerkhoff-Hader, University of Bamberg, European Ethnology
Dr. Annette B. Fromm, President, ICME
- Round table with invited guests
Dr. Hans Martin Hinz, President, ICOM
Monday, October 3, 2011
09.00 - 09.10 Introduction, ICME President
09.10 - 10.30 Session I: Challenging Borders and Boundaries
Dr. Beate Wild, Encounters – A Double-Exhibition about Identities in a Tri-border Region
10.30 - 10.50 Coffee break
10.50 - 12.10 Session II: Indigenous people and society
Larlee Brahma, Change in Cultural Dynamics and Challenges for Museum: A Case Study in North East India
12.10 - 14.00 Lunch - Banz Monastery*
14.00 - 15.20 Session III: Objects and Identity
Paulina van der Zee, Shifting Meanings and Multilayered Identities
15.20 - 15.40 Coffee break
15.40 - 17.20 Session IV: Breaking down silence
Tony Candon, Breaking into the present: from traditional folk museum to addressing boundaries at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner - Banz Monastery
19.00 onwards Leisure time
*ICME Board meeting
*meals are provided for participants staying at the Banz Monastery; participants staying elsewhere can pay for meals separately (see registration form)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
09.00 - 22.00 Excursion “At the border of Upper Franconia”
a. Marktredwitz: The Egerland Museum, a museum of displaced people and refugees of Czechoslovakia and the new “Euregio Egrensis,"a" Region in Europe”
b. Selb-Plössberg: The European Museum of Porcelain, a museum complex at the border (Germany/Bavaria – Czechoslovakia/ Bohemia)
c. Töpen-Mödlareuth: The German-German Museum, a museum on the former border between DDR and BRD
Dinner in a Franconian village
Return to the Banz Monastery
“Upper Franconia” has been a part of Bavaria only since the beginning of the 19th century. In the past it was a region with a lot of territories, dominated by the Archdiocese of Bamberg. After World War II, two borders were a part of everyday life for the people - the border of East-Germany/West Germany (GDR/FRG) and the border to Czechoslovakia. This situation changed in 1989 with the fall of the ‘iron curtain’, when the ‘peacefull revolution’ took place.
Among the 200-some museums of Upper Franconia, a number tell the history of the region directly and indirectly. ICME’s excursion day is dedicated to these borders and the dissolving boundaries. We will have the experience of a wide landscape.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
09.00 - 10.20 Session V: Telling stories
Gianluigi Mangiapane, Anna Maria Pecci, Cultural empowerment and civic responsibility in a collaborative and non-hierarchical display
10.20 - 10.40 Coffee break
10.40 - 12.00 Session VI: New means of communication – new ways for community involvement
Mario Buletic, Digital Clouds: New Spaces of Community Participation and Engagement
12.00 - 12.15 Summary – ICME President
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch – Banz Monastery
taxi to the Bad Staffelstein station (short distances) or the Lichtenfels station (long distances) for those, who are not joining the Post-Conference Tour
ICOM-ICME Post Conference Tour, October 5 - October 9, 2011
City Tour: Görlitz and Nuremberg – on the traces of political, cultural and social foot steps
Wednesday, October, 5, 2011
14.00 Departure from Monastery Banz
Thursday, October, 6, 2011
08.45 - 12.30 The Silesian Museum of Görlitz, situated in an European border city (Poland – Germany)
Welcome – The Museum and its work
- Silesias rich heritage. An outcome of Shifting borders and identities through the centuries (permanent exhibition)
- Journey into uncertainity. Migration in Görlitz – Zgorzelec from 1933 to the present (temporary exhibition)
- Process of Europeanisation at the border of the river Neisse (M. Sandberg, tbc)
- Polish-German memory culture, continuity and fractures (E. Opiłowska, tbc)
12.30 - 14.00 lunch (on own)
14.00 – 18.30 Tour of Zgorzelec/ Poland (M. Eiden)
- Lusatian Museum / Identity on both sides of the border (P. Arcimowicz, director of the museum)
- House of Culture / Conversion of a historical building (B. Szutenbach, cultural manager)
- STALAG VIII A / Difficult history and peaceful future (A. Goetz, chaiman of MeetingPoint Music Messiaen)
19.00 Return to Görlitz, dinner (on own)
Friday, October 7th 2011
09.00 - 10.00 Meeting at the Silesian Museum
10.30 3rd Saxonian Exposition in Görlitz: Via regia - 800 years of movement and encounter / A trans-European trade route and European network (guided tour, tbc)
12.00 lunch (on own)
14.30 departure to Nuremberg
19.00 arrival at Nuremberg*
19.30 dinner (on own)
Saturday, October 8th 2011
9.00 - 10.30 city walk
11.00 - 12.00 Industrial Museum of Nuremberg: 50 years of Turkish Migration
12.45 a typical “fast food” of Nuremberg
14.00 “Memorium” – the processes of Nuremberg
15.30 The castle of the Tucher family with the famous Hall of Hirsvogel: Reception of the City Museums of Nuremberg (if there is no marriage)
17.00 Church of St. Sebald – a second war memorial (with a Coventry cross)
Sunday, October 9th 2011
10.00 – 12.00 Own choice:
German National Museum - the largest cultural history museum of Germany
*The hotel in Nurembeg is located in front of the main station with trains to Munich, Frankfurt Airport each hour and with a metro line to the airport of Nuremberg.
Times and places are to be changed.
Remarks on Görlitz
Görlitz (Saxony) is the easternmost city in Germany at the River Neisse. Since 1945, the river has marked the border between Poland and Germany when the city was divided into two - Görlitz (German) and Zgorzelec (Polish for Görlitz). In 1989, Görlitz became unified into West Germany while the city on the other side of the river remained Polish. Time after time a very strong process became easier, now there is a bridge which you can go by foot from one country to the other. Here you can observe the tragedy of history, the consequences in human life in World War II exemplified by persecution, flight, expulsion and the new beginning. The Silesian Museum of Görlitz preserves the cultural memory of the people of the Silesian region including their Polish neighbours in many ways.
During the Middle Ages, Görlitz was a rich town on the crossroads from East to West. It has retained one of the best preserved historical city pictures in Germany, with almost 3500 restored historic buildings, making it the largest contiguous national monument district. Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque townhouses in the old town leave their mark as does an extensive ‘Gründerzeit’ quarter (of the time of industrial foundations). Here, we may pose some of the questions virulent in Germany, including how to save cultural heritage and how to mediate the past for a confident future.
Merchandise was exchanged from East to West – from Kiev to Spain - and back again. This road was also the path of pilgrims from throughout Europe to Santiago de Compostela; it was the way of exchanging technological knowledge and ideas about art. Along this road great cathedrals were built. It became a symbol of networking since the Middle Ages in spite of political borders. The “Via Regia” is an example of Europe and its inner relationships for the last 800 years.
The second stop of the ICME/2011 Post-Conference Tour will be Nuremberg, tragically known to the world by the Nuremberg trials between 1945 and 1949 after World War II. A new and peaceful beginning emerged after this time. The group will visit the site of the trials. We will visit a church from the Middle Ages, the Church of St. Sebald, which has become a sign of international reconciliation.
Nuremberg has a wider and more brilliant past throughout the centuries and like Görlitz was on the cross roads of Europe. In the inner town a splendid and well-known citizenship of arts and crafts. It became a ‘free city’. We will visit the “Tucher Schlösschen,” an example of patrician family building, now the museum of the city of Nuremberg. Industry came to Nuremberg in the 19th century. The first railway was established there in 1833. Because of its industrial activities, Nuremberg became a city of migrants (today about 37% today). Tour participants will visit the exhibition, “50 years of migration,” at the Industrial Museum.
The ICME Post Conference Tour will end in the evening of the October 8th with a farewell dinner. For those who may spend an additional half a day, we recommend visits to the “German National Museum,” the largest German museum of cultural history, a museum worth seeing.
ICME/2011/Banz Monastery is sponsored by ICOM-Germany and the University of Bamberg for the Conference, and “Bundesbeauftragter für Kultur und Medien” for the Post-ConferenceTour (part Görlitz) and other institutions.
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