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Conference "Whose heritage"?

Conference "Whose heritage"?

The department of Art History and FLOORPLAN organizes an international conference and world café sponsored by Bonn University, Dr. Peter Deubner-Stiftung and Gielen-Leyendecker-Stiftung. The conference will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Bonnet and FLOORPLAN and proceed on March, 12th 2016, 9.00 – 18.30.

Further information and programme


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International Conference and World Café, March, 12th 2016, 9.00 – 18.30
hosted and organized by Anne-Marie Bonnet and FLOORPLAN
Bonn University, Department of Art History


The categories and modes of thinking with which we approach our own cultural cartography and the semantics of our knowledge were mostly conceived in the 19th century and it is high time for a revision not only of our approach to “other” cultures but also our own. We therefore raise the question:

Whose heritage are we dealing with?

With this one-day conference, we want to create an overview of the contemporary discussions on museums dealing with old and new formats of heritage. The morning session has been set up as an informal “World Café”. In this interactive format, the guests are invited to address pertinent topics such as transnationality, transculturality, shared heritage, intellectual property, “Deutungshoheit”, restitution, museological concepts & categorisations and the management of meaning in art and culture.

In the afternoon, the conference will bring together honourable guests from the academic and practical museum-fields. The podium is not only dedicated to aspects of how to deal with/handle/encounter so called “other” cultures but also in addressing questions of our own cultural and intellectual heritage. We would like to encourage the audience to participate in the debate.


New: Videos of all speeches and discussions are now available on the FLOORPLAN YOUTUBE channel. Please find a link to the WDR's detailed report about the conference including an interview with Kristina Engels HERE (in German).

Whose Heritage? | FLOORPLAN World Café

09.15 - 13.00: Bonn University, Department of Art History (map)

The FLOORPLAN World Café is set up as an interactive format. It will contain various “tables”, each dedicated to a particular aspect of the conference topic. Although the table hosts’ respective fields of expertise may play a defining role, a vital and open discussion is encouraged. The tables at the FLOORPLAN World Café will be hosted by:

  • Khadija von Zinnenburg Carrol (Oxford) and Paula Michalk (Freiburg)
  • Friedrich von Bose (Stadtmuseum Stuttgart)
  • Gavin Irwin (Drysone Chambers, London)
  • Larissa Förster (Morphomata Kolleg, Cologne)
  • as well as the FLOORPLAN-members Christoph Balzar (Berlin)
  • Kristina Engels (Cologne)
  • Samia Ouladzahra (Wuppertal)
  • Marie-Christin Gerwens-Voß (Cologne/Bonn)
  • Kathrin Michel (Cologne)


Whose Heritage? | Conference

14.00 - 18.30: Bonn University, Main Building, Auditorium IX (map)

The conference will be moderated by Michael Fehr (Berlin) and Anne-Marie Bonnet (Bonn University).

14.00: registration

14.30: welcome and introduction of the Conference ‘WHOSE HERITAGE?’ by Anne-Marie Bonnet (Bonn University) and members of the museum research group FLOORPLAN

14.45: 1st panel

  • Anna Schmid (Museum of Cultures Basle)
  • Ciraj Rassool (University of Western Cape)
  • Samir El Azhar (University of Casablanca)

15.20: discussion on the podium and with the public

16.00: tea & coffee break

16.15: 2nd panel

  • Kitty Zijlmans (University of Leiden)
  • Jean de Loisy (Palais de Tokyo, Paris)
  • Horst Bredekamp (Humboldt Forum, Berlin)

16.45: discussion on the podium and with the public

18.30: end

Also from 9.00 – 18.30:
During the FLOORPLAN World Café and the conference we will show Jorge Acha‘s film „Mburucuyá, cuadros de la naturaleza“ (Argentina, 1991; 93 min), by courtesy of the artist.


'WHOSE HERITAGE?' MUSEUMS AND THEIR COLLECTIONS International Conference and World Café
March, 12th 2016, 9.00 – 18.30 hosted and organised by Anne-Marie Bonnet and FLOORPLAN
Bonn University, Department of Art History, Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Conference languages: English and German

No conference fee, we kindly ask to register for the FLOORPLAN World Café and/or the conference
Registration deadline: March, 4th 2016:

Join the ongoing discussions of the FLOORPLAN World Café and the conference „WHOSE HERITAGE?“ on TWITTER at #WhoseHeritage?

Videos of all speeches and discussions are available on the FLOORPLAN YOUTUBE channel.


Sponsored by Bonn University, Dr. Peter Deubner-Stiftung and Gielen-Leyendecker-Stiftung


FLOORPLAN is a museum research group and think tank of art historians, ethnographers, anthropologists, law experts, artists and designers. Within this network of specialization, we develop trans-disciplinary models of interpretation, discussion and presentation of museum collections and topics. Our main goal is to foster exchange between academia and museums, between theory and practice through workshops and conferences with external experts.

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Konferenz "Vom Streit zum Bild"

Konferenz "Vom Streit zum Bild"

Vom 4.-5. Dezember 2015 findet die Konferenz zum DFG-Projekt "Streitstrategien bildender Künstler in der Neuzeit" statt.

Wie stritten bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler miteinander und wie setzten sie dabei ihre Werke als Waffe ein? Wie konnte man seinen Kritikern und Feinden auch ohne Stinkefinger zeigen, was man von ihnen hielt und – wenn möglich ohne Worte – dafür sorgen, dass das Publikum dies auch verstand? Diesen und anderen Fragen widmet sich die internationale Tagung des DFG-Projekts "Streitstrategien bildender Künstler in der Neuzeit". Ziel ist ein intensiver Austausch zum Phänomen des Künstlerstreits und das durch diesen frei gesetzten kreativen Potentials.

How do visual artists argue with one another and how do they use their works as weapons? How do they let critics and rivals know exactly how they feel without showing the middle finger and – when possible without words – illustrate this in a way the public understands? These and other questions will be the subject of the congress organised by the DFG project “The argumentative strategies of visual artists in the modern era”.

Tagungsprogramm | Conference programme


Freitag, 4. Dezember | Friday, December 4

9:30 - Begrüßung und Einführung | Welcome and introduction, Doris H. Lehmann (Bonn)


10:00 - Ignorant and envious: visual strategies in the first representations of enemies in art, Cristina Fontcuberta i Famadas (Barcelona)


11:00 - Bellende Konkurrenten, bissige Kommentare: Eine Spurensuche in Alessandro Alloris Werken, Helen Barr (Frankfurt a. M.)


12:00 Mittagspause | Lunch break


14:00 - Künstlerstreit gleich Künstlerneid? Polemiken unter Malern und Bildhauern der Frühen Neuzeit, Jana Graul (Florenz | Florence)


15:00 - Defense weapons. Three sculptures by Benvenuto Cellini to answer the charges of Baccio Bandinelli, Giuseppe Capriotti (Macerata)


16:00 - Zusammenfassung und Diskussion | Summary and Discussion


Samstag, 5. Dezember | Saturday, December 5

9:15 - Hogarths Propagandablatt gegen Wilkes (1763) – Parteikampf und Bilderstreit im England des 18. Jahrhunderts, Ekaterini Kepetzis (Köln | Cologne)


10:15 - Kritische Croquis. Mechanismen kunstkritischer Karikatur am Beispiel der Salonwerke Eugène Delacroix’, Charlotte Mende (Bonn)


11:15 Kaffeepause | Coffee and tea break


11:45 - Gemalte Antikritik. Zu bildkünstlerischen Reaktionsweisen auf die Kunstkritik, Petra Kunzelmann (Coburg)


12:45 - Zusammenfassung und Abschlussdiskussion | Summary and discussion


Die Vorträge dauern 25 Minuten. Anschließend ist die gleiche Zeit für die Diskussion vorgesehen.
Presentations will be of 25 minutes following equal time for discussion.

Konferenzprogramm als PDF | Conference programme as PDF


Informationen und Anmeldung | Information and registration

Dr. Doris H. Lehmann

Universität Bonn · Kunsthistorisches Institut
Regina-Pacis-Weg 1 · D-53113 Bonn

Die Tagung wird großzügig gefördert durch die DFG.
The conference is generously supported by the
German Research Foundation.


Veranstaltungsort | Conference venue

Die Tagung findet in großen Übungsraum des Kunsthistorischen Instituts
statt (Hauptgebäude der Universität Bonn, 1. OG).
The conference venue is lecture room 1.041 (Institute of History of Art,
first floor) of the main building of the University of Bonn.


Organisation und Moderation: Dr. Doris H. Lehmann

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