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This year's Martin Roth Symposium, with five main topics – futures, architecture, power, failure and entertainment – poses critical questions about the future of the museum. Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, ifa asked actors and partners in the international museum landscape about their current experiences, challenges and visions. The reports provide an insight into current museum practices and civil society actions of museums worldwide.

Window Project

A Human Space

Window Project Contemporary Art Space in Tbilisi embraced more digital tools through lockdown, but remains committed to a democratic physical space of social and artistic encounter.

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Exterior view of ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe

An Observatory, a Laboratory, a Learning Environment

For Peter Weibel, Chairman of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, a museum is not only a place of perception, it is also a place of production and an alternative to the mainstream. According to him, ...

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Millî Reasürans Sanat Gallery

Art is about Atmosphere

At Millî Reasürans Sanat Gallery in Istanbul, staff are busy building a wealth of new online resources. But for Ayşe Gür, manager of the gallery, physical space and contact will remain ...

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National Museum of Montenegro

Networks Old and New

Mirjana Dabović Pejović, head of the Art Museum of Montenegro, works to preserve the cultural history of Yugoslavia while championing a tolerant and inclusive contemporary society.

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Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow

Digital Encounters

Might digital museum formats allow for more cross-institution exchange? With a wealth of new online content, Diana Gurova, exhibition curator of Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, sees ...

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[Translate to english:] Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Learning to See in a Visual World

For Christiane Lange, Director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, museums are places that offer the opportunity to find individual answers, especially in times of crisis. She explains that ...

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 Akademie der Künste, Front View

Places of Reflexion

The experiences of the past few months have shown Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste, that personal encounters are indispensable for interpersonal exchange.

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"Boryana Petkova and Michail Michailov. Craving Nothing" exhibition at the Structura Gallery Sofia, 2020

An Island of Free Speech

For Maria Vassileva, director of Structura Gallery in Sofia, lockdown was a time to challenge political exploitation of the crisis and to engage more profoundly with artists, visitors, ...

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