Yearly Archives: 2015

Young Leaders 2015

Young Leaders 2015

Date: 24.–27.11.2015

Kerschensteiner Kolleg am Deutschen Museum
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München, Munich, Germany

A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change.

Call for Applications open until June 26th

Application process:
Interested candidates should send

  • a letter of intent (1-2 pages only) outlining why they want to participate in the programme
  • a short CV (max. 3 pages)
  • and briefly describe their current role and responsibilities in the organisation they work for

Deadline of submission is June, 26th

Selection process:
All applications are reviewed by the leadership selection committee and a short list of 16 to 18 candidates will be announced at the end of June/beginning of July.

The successful museum leadership programme piloted in Slovenia in December last year will have its inauguration as a regular programme which we offer for young aspiring museum leaders at the Deutsches Museum’ Kerschensteiner Kolleg in Munich.

Programme Abstract
Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications on the public role of museums but also in the way we experience and see museums as part of our cultural framework. As a result far-reaching changes to the museum sector are a necessity to make sure museums stay relevant to society. New museum models are developing which are open, communicative, innovative, creative, as well as entrepreneurial and strike the balance between the necessary collecting and preserving aspect of heritage work and the engagement of the public not only as consumers but as active participants.
This also means we have to rethink how our museums are managed and operated and what kind of leadership skills we need to develop. Leadership can play a role at many different levels in museums. It is not just the director at the top of the institution who can motivate staff, we also need visionary leaders who have a creative ambition to share their enthusiasm and inspire staff at all levels.
This programme will introduce young European museums professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self- reflection and group activities.

Marilyn Scott, Director The Lightbox (UK)
Dr. Renate Goebl, Deputy Director KulturAgenda (AT)
Jeff Beeson, Director, Entheos Group (US/GER)

Programme leader: Mag. Christian Waltl MA

Symposium ‘Politics of Memory/Oblivion, Modes of Transmission and Interpretation’


Date: 11.–12.06.2015

Tržiški muzej
Muzejska 11, 4290, Tržic, Slovenia

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Ljubelj/Loibl (Unterloibl, Loibl-Pass Süd, Loibl-Pass South), a sub-camp of the KZ Mauthausen.

Find here the programme
The participation of this conference is free of charge.

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War and liberation of the concentration camps the questions of intergenerational transmission of memory, education about the Holocaust and also questions about the extinction procedures of race and political enemies of the Nazi State, are more imminent than ever. However, besides these enumerated questions, contested representations of the past, we sometimes tend to forget (especially in the communities historically inclined to mental and cultural homogenization), can be different and viewed from different angles and perspectives – but all are, nevertheless, in relation to power, identity and institutional politics of memory/oblivion.

The symposium will address all these significant themes which will be debated in relation to concentration camps, especially the ones intended for political prisoners and “Total-State” enemies (Ljubelj/Loibl camp was one of those), and Nazi politics in the “concentrationary universe” (l’univers concentrationnaire by David Rousset). It will question how discourses and representations shape the past, how they’re produced, reproduced and challenged. It will examine various representations of concentration camps, differences between notions of memory and history, and discuss the role that community memory has in modelling and transmitting meanings, values and identities.

Speakers (alphabetic order):

  • Dr. Edith Blaschitz, Donau University Krems
  • Prof. Jean-François Forges, professor of history, Lyon, France
  • MMag. Erich Herber, Donau University Krems
  • Mag. Otto Hochreiter, City Museum, Graz
  • Dr. Marija Juric Pahor, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana
  • Prof. Peter Gstettner, Mauthausen Komitee Klagenfurt/Celovec
  • Mag. Monika Kokalj Kocevar, Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana
  • Dr. Taja Kramberger, independent researcher, Koper/Capodistria, Paris, France
  • Mag. Dr. Gerti Malle, Memory Site of the Mauthausen satellite camp Loibl-North, guide, Klagenfurt/Celovec
  • Frédérique Neau-Dufour, Director of European Centre of the Deported Members of the Resistance Memory Site of the former camp Natzweiler-Struthof
  • Christian Tessier, independent researcher, France
  • Mag. Tadeja Tominšek, Institute of Contemporary History, Ljubljana
  • DDr. Verena Vidrih Perko, Director for Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Ljubljana


  • Politics of memory and oblivion in connection to the concentration camps
  • Presentations and representations of concentration camps (print media, manuals, official sources, digital spaces etc.)
  • Testimonies of the KLs, trauma and survivor’s narratives
  • Intergenerational transmission of values and knowledge on the concentration camps, pedagogy of the Shoah/Holocaust
  • Historical accounts, interpretations, public memory/oblivion and civic education in connection to the heritage of concentration camps

Attached files


Tržiški muzej

Free admission

Conference Supporters:

  • Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
  • Land Kärnten Kultur
  • The Municipality of Tržic, Mag. Borut Sajovic, Mayor of Tržic
  • Institut Français, Ljubljana
  • Mauthausen Komitee Kärnten/Koroška

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Crowdfunding the Museum 2015


Date: 08.05.2015

Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Mönchsberg, Salzburg

Crowdfunding the Museum 2015.
Eine alternative Finanzierung für Museen und Kulturprojekte?

Finden Sie hier Info & Programm des eintägigen Seminars

In Zeiten von öffentlicher Budgetknappheit und der Suche nach neuen Geldquellen rückt auch im Kulturbereich das Crowdfunding immer mehr als alternatives Finanzierungsmodell in den Vordergrund. In kommerzieller Form hilft Crowdfunding als Investment vor allem jungen Start-ups Gelder aufzustellen, die sie über klassische Finanzierungsmodelle nie hätten erreichen können. Im Kulturbereich ist Crowdfunding vornehmlich als Civic Society Modell aus der Film- und Musikbranche bekannt geworden. Zögerlich aber doch haben auch einige Museen begonnen diese neue Möglichkeit zu nutzen, wobei es gilt erste Erfahrungen zu erkunden.

Der Begriff Crowdfunding wird im Deutschen als ‚Schwarmfinanzierung‘ übersetzt und geht doch deutlich an der Bedeutungskomplexität des Begriffes vorbei. Crowdfunding ist vielmehr ein Modell zur aktiven Beteiligung vieler an einem Entstehungsprozess. Dabei kann es sich um ein Produkt genauso wie um ein Projekt handeln, das hauptsächlich über soziale Medien kommuniziert und finanziert wird.

Ziel des Seminars ist es, den TeilnehmerInnen Detailinformationen zum Crowdfunding zu vermitteln, anhand von praktischen Beispielen die Chancen und Risiken dieser neuen Finanzierungsmethode für Museumsprojekte aufzuzeigen und mit Experten mögliche eigene Vorhaben in den Grundzügen zu besprechen.


Thomas Bodmer, Crowdfunding Plattform creArtor, Salzburg

Ludovic Ferriere, Kurator, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Wolfgang Gumpelmaier, Berater für digitale Kommunikation, Oberösterreich

Simone Mathys-Parnreiter, wemakeit Österreich, Wien

Attached files



Teilnahmegebühr inklusive Mittagessen und Pausenbewirtung