2007 – Vienna : Creativity and Scholarship: Constructing Meaning in Exhibitions

August 20-22, 2007


Sunday, August 19, 2007

  • 18:00-20:00 Meet and Greet ICEE Members (>Hotel Maria Theresia – 6, Kirchberggasse)


Monday, August 20, 2007

Joint Session with ICTOP

  • 10:00-11:00 Opening and Welcome – Adresses (>Vienna University, room HS 31)

• Angelika Ruge, President of ICTOP
• François Tremblay, President of ICEE
• Peter Assmann, President of the Austrian Museums Association
• ICOM Austria

  • 11:00-12:30 Session 1: Reinventing the Profession (Chair: Nancy Zinn, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore – USA) (>Vienna University, room HS 31)

• Martin Segger (University of Victoria – Canada): Keynote – Reinventing the profession: The need for change in the education of museum workers, as both institutions of higher learning and museums, undergo profound change to meet the challenges of the 21st century
• Discussion

  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:15 Session 2: Touring Exhibition Case Studies (Chair: Nicolas Gauvin, Musée Canadien des Civilisations-Hull) (>Vienna University, room HS 31)

• Bettina Leidl and Thomas Miessgang (Kunsthalle Wien – Austria): Art Goes Global
• Laurie Winters (Milwaukee Art Museum – USA): The Biedermeier Exhibition – Milwaukee, Vienna, Berlin, Paris
• Lizzy Cox (Natural History Museum London – UK): Is Nature Universal?

  • 15:15-15:30 Break
  • 15:30-17:00 Marketplace of Exhibitions and Ideas (Moderator: Karl-Heinz Ziessow, Open Air Museum Cloppenburg – for presentations please register at ziessow@ballodora.de) (>Vienna University, room HS 31)

• Lizzy Cox (Natural History Museum, London): NHM Traveling Exhibitions – An Armchair Tour
• Peter Elsässer (expona, Bolzano): Iceman – The Story of Ötzi
• Jan English (American Museum of Natural History, New York): Traveling Exhibitions and International Collaborations
• Ariane Karbe (Anne Frank House, Berlin): Anne Frank – A History for Today
• Feng Ying Keng (Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan): The Exhibition and Educative Function of Cultural Assets – Using the Water Resource Restoration Project of Mishima, Japan, as a Model
• Sylvie Morel (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau): Canadian Museum of Civilization Travelling Exhibitions
• Jette Sandahl (Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand)
• Annemieke Schors (National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden): Travelling Exhibitions of the National Museum of Antiquities, the Netherlands
• Alex Susanna (expona, Bolzano): Golden Horizon – Steppe Nomads of the Ucraine
• Francois Tremblay (Museum of Civilizations, Québec)
• Nancy Zinn (The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore): New Exhibitions from The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

  • 19:00-22:00 Museums: Responsibility in Reflection and Action (Registration closed) (>Austrian National Library – 1, Josefsplatz)

• Gail Dexter Lord (Lord Cultural Resources): Stephen E. Weil Memorial Lecture
• Eilean Hooper-Greenhill (University of Leicester, UK): Alma S. Wittlin Memorial Lecture


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

  • 9:30-12:00 Session 3: The International Language of Exhibitions (Chair: John Coppola, International Museum Consultant – Miami) (>Vienna University)

• Martin Schärer (Alimentarium Veyvey, Switzerland – Vice President of the Executive Council of ICOM): Exhibition, Message and Meaning
• Ossama Abdel Meguid (The Nubian Museum, Aswan – Egypt): Education, Exhibition and Cultural Environment
• Udo Goesswald (Museum Neukoelln, Berlin, Germany – President of ICOM Europe): The New Face of Europe in its Museums

  • 12:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Session 4: Exhibition Making and the Future of Museum Training (joint session ICTOP, CECA, ICEE, ICOFOM – Chair: Alissandra Cummins, President of ICOM) (>Vienna University, Auditorium Maximum)

• Panel Discussion: The Future of Museum Education and Training (Hadwig Kräutler, Austria – CECA; Helene Larsson, Sweden – ICEE; Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas, Argentina – ICOFOM; Angelika Ruge, Germany – ICTOP; José Ortiz, USA – INTERCOM)

  • 16:30-17:30 ICEE Annual General Meeting (Chairman’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Elections)
  • 19:30-21:30 Reception at the Kunsthalle (>Kunsthalle Wien, Project Space, Treitlstraße 2 (tube station “Karlsplatz”))

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

  • 10:00-13:00 Study Tours

Völkerkundliches Museum (Museum of Ethnography)
Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History)
Kunsthalle Wien
Kunsthistorisches Museum

  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-17:00 City Tour “Vienna Modernism” (>Start at the University, Main Entrance)