The conference Global Summit of Research Museums – the Transformative Potential of Research will bring together leaders from museums worldwide to reflect and discuss the manifold nature, responsibilities and future of research in museums and on collections.
We believe that research on collections and in museums offer unique insights into culture and nature. Therefore, we want to exchange different experiences and perspectives of research in museums and their collections. We want to bring together different museum sectors (arts, humanities, technology and nature) with their unique challenges and opportunities; we want to engage different disciplines and want to be open for museum leaders from all over the world.
The purpose of the conference is to review existing understandings and practices of collection-based research in museums in order to explore and develop perspectives for more comprehensive and transdisciplinary methods and collaborations. Research museums are uniquely placed at the intersection of science, politics and society and this Summit seeks to increase their global relevance and to enhance their international visibility. A central objective is to collectively think through ways in which research museums can or indeed should engage with social transformations on local and global scales.
The objectives of the Global Summit of Research Museums in Berlin are:
Museum für Naturkunde
November 4th – 6th, 2018
The official conference language is English.