Museums, Religion, and the Work of Reconciliation and Remembrance

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  • Was Konferenz | TagungMuseums, Religion, and the Work of Reconciliation and Remembrance
  • Wann to (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Jüdisches Museum Berlin
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  • Anmeldung bis 02.04.2019
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Die Eröffnung am Donnerstagabend (9.5.2019) ist öffentlich. Für die Teilnahme am Workshop sind wenige Restplätze vorhanden. Setzen Sie sich bei Interesse bitte bis 1. April 2019 mit Frau Veit in Verbindung






(open to the public)


18:30 – 19:00 Welcome

Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto), Monique Scheer (University of Tübingen), and Yasemin Shooman (Jewish Museum Berlin)


19:00 – 21:00 Keynote

Jisgang Nika Collison (Haida Gwaii Museum Kay Llnagaay)

Yahguudangang — To Pay Respect

Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (Jewish Museum Berlin)

Signification and the liquid museum: the Jewish and the ethnografic

Moderated by Sharon Macdonald (Humboldt University Berlin, CARMAH)


Not open to the public; requires registration + confirmation



9:00 – 10:30   Conservation and Spiritual Care

Maureen Matthews (Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg)

We Are NOT All Treaty People YET: Renewing Treaty Relationships at the Manitoba Museum

Hannah Turner (University of Leicester)

Digitizing What is Valued: How do we care for, protect, and respect the digital data of repatriated belongings?

Duane Jethro (CARMAH, Berlin)

Indigenous Knowledge Conservation and Spiritual Care as Nation-Building at //hapo Museum, Freedom Park, South Africa


10:45 – 12:15 Provenance and Ancestors

Cecile Fromont (Yale University)

Sins of the Ancestors? Collection, Provenance, Repatriation of African Objects

Yaniv Feller (Wesleyan University)

Native and Wandering Jews

Michal Friedlander (Jewish Museum Berlin)

Provenance hiccups and the definition of Jewish objects

Robin Gray (University of Toronto)

The Colonizing Properties of Property and the Transformation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage


12:15 – 13:45 Lunch


13:45 – 15:15 Display and Devotion

Ruba Kanaan (Aga Khan Museum, Toronto)

Exhibiting Islam or Exhibiting the Arts of Muslims? Collection Display and Reception at the Aga Khan Museum

Rebekka Habermas (University of Göttingen)

Exhibiting in Colonial Times: Silencing, Displaying and Making Religion

Laura Peers (Trent University)

Visiting with the Ancestors: the Indigenization of museums as ritual spaces


15:45 – 17:15 Acquiring and Relinquishing

Ines de Castro (Linden Museum, Stuttgart)

A Bible and a Whip: Complexities of Restitution Negotiations

Cara Krmpotich (University of Toronto)

Scarcity, Dispossession and Salvage: The Work of a Reconciliation Quilt to Think These with Care

Larissa Förster (CARMAH, Berlin)

Restitution: Between repair, reconciliation and commemoration



9:00 – 11:00   Optional Tour of the Jewish Museum Berlin with Miriam Goldmann, curator at the Jewish Museum Berlin


11:15 – 12:45 Curation and Stories

Peter Manseau (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC)

Curating Echoes: Collecting the Past to Tell Stories for the Future

Courtney Bender (Columbia University)

Mrs. Rockefeller’s Exquisite Corpse

Christine Gerbich (CARMAH, Berlin)

Curating relationships – working with Muslim Youth in the Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin


12:45 – 14:15 Lunch


14:15 – 15:45 Objects and Stories

Alan Corbiere (Carleton University)

Thresholds of Sacrality: Contexts for exhibiting items of Anishinaabe significance

Thomas Thiemeyer (University of Tübingen)

(Dis-)Enchanting Objects: How Curators Attribute Values to Things

Marisa Karyl Franz (University of Toronto)

A Failed Acquisition: When a Yakut shaman’s coat was not collected


16:15 – 17:45 Belonging and Difference

Friedrich von Bose (Humboldt University Berlin)

On the question of (not) showing. Spirituality as a category of knowledge in the Humboldt Forum

Ayelet Schachar (Max Planck Institute, Göttingen)

Who Belongs? Legal and Cultural Barriers to Equal Membership

Alina Gromova (Jewish Museum Berlin)

Future memories. Multidirectional Heritage in Museums


18:00 – 18:30 Next Steps Planning



9:00 – 12:00   Optional Museum Tour


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Franziska Veit

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