Erfgoedarena 11/12


Reinwardt Academie
Hortusplantsoen 1-3 , 1018TZ Amsterdam

The Erfgoedarena of 28 November wil be organized in association with ICOM Netherlands. The ICOM thesis award shall be presented during this arena.

We cordially invite you for our Erfgoedarena debate on Wednesday, 28 november about: Looking ahead and abroad: imminent developments in the museum branch.

The Dutch and British museums associations just published their agendas: what will tomorrow bring, and how are we to cope with that? The Erfgoedarena is curious to learn your vision. What do you feel are the most pressing threats and challenges for museums? Is it government devolvement, general austerity, a stronger Europe, demographic development, sustainability – or are we seeing the obvious but missing the significant? Also professionals from the archival sector and the monuments field are invited to join, share experiences and explore new possibilities for joint initiatives. We are all in this together! Funds are getting scarce, governments are folding and much is being expected from citizens initiatives – if and when present, that is.
Collecting, restoring, managing and presenting: these have long been household words in the heritage world, but what about their due date? Monuments nowadays seem able to survive only after adaptive re-use. Would the same hold for museum collections? Already museums are increasingly being assessed for what they do, not for what they have. What are the implications for collections? How much will the next generation appreciate what’s in the storerooms? Should we as professionals influence those choices and pay more attention to heritage education?

The Erfgoedarena on Wednesdaynight, 28 of November, will first yield the floor to students. Three nominees for the brandnew ICOM Thesis Award for innovative, internationally oriented museological research will pitch their subjects for both the audience and the ICOM jury.

Ms. Fransje Pansters, Museum Collections Online, A study of the online collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from 1996 to 2012.

Ms. Faye Lenette van 't Hull Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: A case study on Fado.

Ms. Marliene Stolker, Rebuilding war-torn societies through heritage, the role of cultural aid organisations in the rehabilitation of cultural heritage in post-conflict areas.

Next senior advisor Max Meijer will update us on the visions for the future of the Dutch and British museums associations (Agenda 2026, and Museums 2020, respectively). The floor is yours during the jury deliberations. Chairman of the evening will be Imre Vegh (
At 10 PM we toast to the ICOM Award winner and to the future!

Date: 28 november 2012
Start: 20.00 uur
Participation is free after registration, press the reserve button on the Reinwardt Community page:
Location: Dapperstraat 315, 1093 BS Amsterdam


6 reacties

  1. Umayya Abu-Hanna
    13 november 2012 15:36:56
  2. Umayya Abu-Hanna
    13 november 2012 15:38:35
  3. Francois Meyer DENIES.DE
    14 november 2012 15:03:28
    Looking ahead and abroad 28 november
    Mijn naam is Francois Meyer Uit Bremen ik wil graag komen op de 28 November
  4. drs Maria Reinders-Karg
    14 november 2012 15:36:22
    MiraKa Educatie
    Bij deze meld ik mij aan voor de erfgoedarena van wo 28 november.
  5. Moniek Warmer
    15 november 2012 15:17:21
    Verweesde collectie typemachines van W.F. Hermans
    Graag kom ik met Lesley Wijnands, Anne-Marije Middag en Eva Valstar, studenten aan de Willem de Kooning Academie naar de erfgoedarena. Zij doen onderzoek naar mobiel (ont)erf(t)goed: de collectie typemachines van W.F.Hermans.

  6. Brit Thomassen
    15 november 2012 18:29:16

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