Workshop “Contemporary Collecting on Hot Topics – New Role of the Museums and Cultural Institutions” – SECOND DAY

Kulturni centar REX

10. 06. 2011

Second day of the workshop “Contemporary Collecting on Hot Topics – New Role of the Museums and Cultural Institutions” was held on June 10th.

 

The first part of the workshop was conducted by Anna Ulfstrand from the Stockholm City Museum. During this first session representatives from different museums and cultural institutions had the opportunity to practically experience the values of photography as a method of research and documentation.
Participants had the task to take photos of what is Belgrade 2011 for them, and then, divided into pairs, to interview each other on the bases of 3 key questions: What is on the photo they took? What did they think about while they were taking a photo? Why they took the photo?
At the end of the presentation of taken photos and stories around them, it was concluded that photography as research method certainly opens new perspectives and although seems as purely documenting medium, shows very personal readings and interpretations of our reality.

Afternoon's workshop was held by Annette Rosengren, curator/ethnologist from the Samdok network. Annette presented the method of interviewing and archiving "difficult matters". Each participant brought his own "difficult object" and then was interviewed about the story about the object. The purpose of this session was not just documenting of the personal story itself, but also to experience the role of interviewer and interviewee, facing the issues of empathy, ethics and interpreting other people's intimate memories.

Workshop "Contemporary Collecting on Hot Topics - New Role of the Museums and Cultural Institutions" is being held in the Cultural centre REX and is organized in cooperation among Fund B92, Cultural centre Rex, C31 - Centre for Developing Children's Rights Culture and the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.
This workshop is a part of Museum Development Project, coordinated by the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.

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