Thursday May 12 ~ Museum Leuven & Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem present: The transhistorical museum: objects, narratives & temporalities. Keynote: Ruth Noack ( DAI core tutor 2015-2017)
A Research Project in Haarlem and Leuven
In November 2015 M - Museum Leuven and Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem (the Netherlands) organised the first part of the joined research project on the notion of 'transhistoricity'.
In Haarlem the colloquium focused on the collection in the transhistorical museum. In Leuven the focus will be on curatorial aspects.
The transhistorical exhibition
The symposium will bring together different perspectives - museological, curatorial, theoretical - on the subject of transhistoricity. The conference aims to answer to the following questions:
Can a transhistorical approach to exhibition making or collection display produce relevant new insights?
Does manoeuvring art objects into unchartered contexts – historically, materially, and ontologically - create different qualities to the objects?
What can we learn from historical artworks, when we study them through the lens of contemporary artistic production, or vice versa?
How can historical and contemporary works of art be combined in new meaningful ways, both for audiences, the museum as an institute and art in general?
Introduction organisation and moderator 10:00 – 10:15
Eva Wittocx, General Coordinator and Curator M – Museum Leuven
The transhistorical: a status quaestionis 10:15 – 10:45
Nicola Setari, Research associate KU Leuven and independent curator
A survey on the notion and concept of ‘transhistoricity’. What are historical examples and is it possible to formulate a (or several) definition(s)?
Keynote lecture 10:45 – 11:30
Q&A 11:30 – 11:45
Keynote lecture 11:45 – 12:30
Q&A 12:30 – 12:45
Lunch break 12:45 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:20 Penelope Curtis, Director Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
14:25 – 14:45 Kate Forde, Head of Exhibitons Wellcome Collection
14:50 – 15:10 Emilie Gordenker, Director Mauritshuis
15:15 – 15:35 Ronald Van de Sompel, Researcher and symposium associate at Oslo Pilot
15:40 – 16:00 Hilde Van Gelder, Associate Professor History of Art KU Leuven and Director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture
16:05 – 16:25 Xander Karskens, Curator Contemporary Art at De Hallen Haarlem
Round Table 16:30 – 17:15
Penelope Curtis, Kate Forde, Emilie Gordenker, Ronald Van de Sompel, Hilde Van Gelder, Xander Karskens
Moderated by Ann Demeester
Round up 17:15 – 17:45
Where: Museum M in Leuven, Belgium