Martin Roth Symposium
What can culture do?

Video Andreas Görgen; Photo: private

Andreas Görgen and Sonja Zekri at the Martin Roth Symposium

Video | For the further development of the foreign cultural relations we have to reconsider our values in Europe. We also have to reflect the associated narrative of an Europe as a contintent of peace and democracy, Dr. Andreas Görgen states in a conversation with Sonja Zekri as closing remarks of the Martin Roth Symposium.

Interview with Benita von Maltzahn

Making Culture accessible for as many people as possible

Video | Benita von Maltzahn is Volkswagen Group's Director of Global Corporate Citizenship, coordinating its cultural and social engagement. In our interview, she talks about her work with Martin Roth, about her company's role as a supporter of culture and about the aim to bring as many people as possible in touch with culture and the arts.

"A national museum should be an international space"

Interview | Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg Institute in London, worked with Martin Roth for several years. He understands Martin Roth as somebody who advocated cultural dialogue – even when the diplomatic relations between countries have broken down. A conversation about the international outlook of the museums of the future.

Tim Reeve, Nick Mason, Martin Roth, Victoria Broackes and Michael Cohl at the exhibition "Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains"

Art can do more than it thinks it can

Interview | Tim Reeve, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (V&A), has worked with Martin Roth for three years. He considers Martin Roth's influence on the V&A as crucial and is convinced, Martin Roth would have admired French President Macron's use of cultural diplomacy.

Visitors of the exhibition "Someone 1917" at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

"Creativity is something that is most in demand in today's world"

Interview | For Zelfira Tregulova, General Director of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the late Martin Roth was one of the greatest museum directors of the last decade. A conversation about Roth's legacy, the meaning of culture and the future of the museum.

Cultural Networks for a Common Future

Interview | 5 questions to Dr. Odila Triebel, Head of "Dialogue and Research Culture and Foreign Policy" at ifa and co-curator of the Martin Roth Symposium

A museum for everyone in the world

Interview | In the autumn of 2016 newspapers reported that Martin Roth was to leave the Victoria and Albert Museum. The reason: Brexit. Until his death, he was committed to a united Europe. In the interview, published in the V&A Annual Review 2015–2016, he referred to his demands on museums.

Martin Roth Symposium

What can culture do?

From 22 to 23 June leaders from the cultural, academic, artistic and political sectors meet in Berlin to share ideas and future scenarios close to Martin Roth's work and convictions.