Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

the Architecture Class presents:

The New Museum?
a series of lectures and events addressing the contemporary status of the museum as a cultural institution and architectural type.

Peter Cachola Schmal, Director Deutsches Architekturmuseum: What Good Are Architecture Museum For?
Thursday, 10 May, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

In the Summer Semester 2007, The Architecture Class invites to a series of lectures and events focusing on the role of the contemporary museum in our culture. The lectures and events accompany ongoing work in the Architectural Class for a series of museum proposals for the Rhein-Main region in Germany.

With the steadily increasing pressure of information flow and capital, the status and role of the contemporary museum within the arts as well as other fields are continuously challenged. In the arts, fairs - whose current architectural typology is as inspiring as your average sitcom - are emerging as ubiquitous events that inject market interest and social flair into the field. The Guggenheim and the Louvre have become export items. Museums at large are prompted to devise new, specific strategies for the dissemination to and entertainment of visitors via the Internet. With these changes, is the museum as an institution for archival purposes and the mere reification of existing culture passé?

What role and whose interests will the museum of tomorrow serve? Does the very institution of the museum, as it emerged over the last couple of centuries, still hold relevance, or should the arts and other fields look elsewhere to formulate a vital form to present previous periods’ collectibles and tomorrow’s cultural gems?

The architecture of the museum is part of this condition. In form and organisation, does the architecture of the museum also need to renewal?

The Städelschule Architecture Class Lecture Series is supported by the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.


Die kleine Vortragsreihe am kommenden Samstag zur Portikusausstellung "Türen" von Judith Hopf und Henrik Olesen muss leider entfallen.
Sie wird jedoch im Wintersemester, dann auch zusammen mit dem Erscheinen des Katalogs, nachgeholt.