Global Summit of Research Museums

the Transformative Potential of Research
4–6 November 2018 • Berlin/Germany

Global Summit of Research Museums

the Transformative Potential of Research
4–6 November 2018 • Berlin/Germany

Congress details




Organisational remarks

The conference Global Summit of Research Museumsthe 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:

  • to discuss the role, aims and challenges of research museums worldwide

  • to exchange best practices

  • to bring together representatives from science, humanities, politics, civil society, industry, funding bodies, etc.

  • to facilitate discussions between different types of museums and strengthen transdisciplinary collaboration

  • to identify and advocate for shared interests on a global level (e.g. access to and protection of natural and cultural heritage)

  • to create opportunities for future collaboration with an emphasis on innovation

Museum für Naturkunde
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin/Germany

November 4th – 6th, 2018

The official conference language is English.

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