Central European Institutions, New Worlds and Old Mythologies

THU-FRI 15 – 16 09 2022
SEFO International Conference

How do Central European cultural institutions, museums and galleries work? What problems do they face and what are their goals? What similarities are there among their historical, cultural and operational experiences? In addition, does it make sense to strive to connect them on a common platform? These are just some of the questions raised by the international conference organized by the Central European Forum Olomouc (SEFO). Our intention is to examine the possibilities of cooperation and also to find not only potential intersections but also the limits that exist.

Attention will be paid to three related areas – (1) institutional policy, (2) exposition practices and (3) education. While the first panel focuses on the conditions and ways in which regional institutions operate on a long-term basis, the second and third panels are dedicated to specific experiences related mainly to the organization and functioning of permanent exhibitions, their connection with short-term projects and educational programmes.

The conference will take place in Olomouc but will be organized as a hybrid event, depending on the COVID-19 situation. The working language is English.

Among others, the conference will be attended by:

MIROSŁAW BAŁKA, Special guest
JAROSŁAW SUCHAN, Former Director of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź
SABINE FOLIE, Director of the Kunstsammlungen der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
KASIA REDZISZ, Artistic Director of the KANAL-Centre Pompidou in Bruxelles
MARCUS ANDREW HURTTIG, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
NOOR MERTENS, Director of the Kunstmuseum Bochum
MICHAL NOVOTNÝ, Director of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague
LUCIA GREGOROVÁ STACH, Chief Curator of the Slovenská národná galéria Bratislava
DAVID FEHÉR, Director of the Central European Research Institute for Art History in Budapest (KEMKI)
ELIZABETH NOWAK-THALLER, Chief Curator of the Lentos Kunstmuseum
AGATA WĄSOWSKA-PAWLIK and ŁUKASZ GALUSEK, Director and Deputy Director for Programme Policy of the Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury Kraków
ALEXANDER KLEE, Belvedere Museum Wien

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Museum of Modern Art 10 AM - 6 PM
Archdiocesan Museum Kroměříž 8.30 AM - 6 PM

Thursday | 30. 11. 2023

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