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Saint-Petersburg


ICOM Germany, ICOM Russia, and ICOM US
State Hermitage
Committee on culture of Saint-Petersburg


International conference Museum & Politics
Saint-Petersburg, 09 – 12 of September 2014


Preliminary Program



11:00 – 19:00 – Participants registration. General Staff building, The State Hermitage

12:00 – 14:00 –– ICOM Germany Board meeting. General Staff building

15:00 – 16:00 – Press-conference, Hermitage Theater (Dvortsovaya emb., 34)

16:00 – 17:45 –ICOM Russia, ICOM Germany and ICOM US joint Board meetings. Hall of the State council (Dvortsovaya sq, 6-8)

17:00 – 19:00 – Newcomers’ orientation and welcome session - Youth center hall


General Staff building (Dvortsovaya sq, 6-8)

09:00 Participants’ registration

11:00 Opening ceremony

Moderator: Vladimir Tolstoy, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, ICOM Russia President, Head of the Organizing committee of the conference

11:00 – 11:05 Opening address by Vladimir Tolstoy, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, ICOM Russia President, Head of the Organizing committee of the conference

Welcome speeches:

11:05 – 11:20 Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director General of the State Hermitage, President of the Russian Union of Museums

11:20 – 11:30 Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint-Petersburg

11:30 – 11:45 Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz, President of ICOM

11:45 – 12:00 Dr. Irina Antonova, President of the Pushkin State museum of fine arts

12:00 – 13:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Vladimir Tolstoy, ICOM Russia President.

Cultural politics of the Russian Federation

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Luis Raposo, ICOM Europe board member. The Lisbon Declaration and the future of museums.

15:00 – 16:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Mikhail Piotrovski, Director General of the State Hermitage, President of the Russian Union of Museums.

16:00 – 16:30 Discussion

16:30 – 18:00 Excursion program. European biennale of contemporary art MANIFESTA. General Staff Building

18:00 – 21:00 Opening reception. General Staff Building.


General Staff building (Dvortsovaya square, 6 - 8)

10:00 – 17:00 – Plenary session “Museum and politics”

10:00 – 13:00 – Plenary session

Moderators:

  • Vladimir Tolstoy, ICOM Russia President
  • Dr. Michael Henker, ICOM Germany President
  • Kathy Dwyer Southern, ICOM US CO-Chair

10:00 – 10:30 Dr. Wim de Vos, Senior Adviser, Federal Science Policy Office, Member, ICOM Executive council. Museum and Politics: How ICOM’s general conference resolutions (1947 - 2013) constitute a reflection framework for today’s and tomorrow’s actions

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Sally Yerkovich, Director, Institute of Museum Ethics, Seton Hall University, USA. Is there a future for museum ethics?

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Matthias Henkel, Board member, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Arts and Media Management, Center for Audience Development, Berlin, Germany. Museums as holy sites of modern-day self-reassurance. A plea for an extension of the ICOM Code of Ethics

11:30 – 12:00 Mr. Mikhail Bryzgalov, Director, Department of Cultural heritage, Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation. “Soft Power” of the Musical Culture of Russia

12:00 – 13:00 Special guest of the conference: Aleksander Sokurov, film director

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:30 Plenary session

Moderators:

  • Dr. Wim de Vos, ICOM Executive council
  • Diana Pardue, ICOM Executive council

14:00 – 14:45 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Dr. Hermann Schäfer, former President of “House of the history of German Republic” in Bonn and CEO of the „Federal Ministery of Culture and Media“ (BKM). Museums and Politics

14:45 – 15:10 Yuruy lapshin, First deputy Head of the Republic of Khakassia.

15:10 – 15:30 Aleksander Zirkov, Chair of the State Assembly (Il Tumen) Sakha Republic. Project “Tangible and intangible culture of Yakutian population of the XVII – beginning of XX centuries in museums of the world”

15:30 – 16:00 Taja Vovk van Gaal, Director, House of European History, Brussels, Belgium. House of European History - a new museum project in the heart of Brussels

16:00 – 16:30 Dr. Linda Norris, Treadwell, New York, USA; Katrin Hieke, Bonn, Germany, Dr. Irina Chuvilova, Moscow, Russia, Dr. Kristiane Janeke, Berlin, Germany. Museum, Politics & Power. An international conversation. Experiences from the social media project for preparing and accompanying the ICOM conference

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee-break

17:00 – 19:00 ICOM Germany General Assembly (for ICOM Germany members only)/ Conference Hall

17:00 – 19:00 Overview tour of the Winter Palace of Peter the Great, visiting the Treasure Gallery of the State Hermitage Museum and current exhibitions

Meeting point: court before main entrance of the State Hermitage

19:00 – 21:00 Overview tour for ICOM Germany Delegation


Parallel sections in different museums of the city:

  • Museum of history of Saint-Petersburg – section 1 “Museums and foreign policy”


09:00 – 10:00 – Short visit to a museum exhibition

10:00 – 18:00 – Sectional session

Moderator: Dr. Galina Andreeva, Main adviser to the Director of the All-Russian museum of decorative and applied arts Wim de Vos, Senior Adviser, Federal Science Policy Office, Member, ICOM Executive council

10:00 – 10:05 – Words by moderator

10:05 – 10:30 – Dr. Manfred Nawroth, Curator, Museum for Pre- and Early History, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany. European Support for Institutional Museum Development

10:30 – 10:55 - Mrs. Da Kong, Researcher, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. China’s cultural diplomacy through loan exhibitions

11:20 – 11:45 – Mrs. Elizabeth Varner, Executive Director National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, United States of America. Modification of the US' Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act for Cultural Heritage Lent by Foreign Museums

11:45 – 12:10 – Dr. Karen Exell, Lecturer, Museum Studies, UCL Qatar, Doha, Qatar. National museums and international politics: the new global museums in the Gulf

12:10 – 12:40 - Coffee break

12:40 – 13:05 – Mrs. Natalia Grincheva, Researcher, Concordia University Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Montreal, Canada.

“Democracy for Export” / Cultural Diplomacy outreach through the Museum Connect Program of the American Alliance of Museums

13:05 – 13:30 – Dr. Gregor H. Lersch, Lecturer, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. Borders and Museums A Case Study: German-Polish museum cooperations from “cold war” until today

13:30 – 13:55 – Corine Wegener, Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. So Far as War Allows: The Role of Museums in Protecting Cultural Heritage during Armed Conflict

13:55 – 14:20 – Dr. Anna Aponasenko, Deputy Head, Register Department, State Hermitage Museum. History of the “Trophy” Funds of the State Hermitage Museum in the Context of Soviet Foreign Relations Policy

14:20 – 15:20 – Lunch

15:20 – 16:10 - Dr. Britta Kaiser-Schuster, Kulturstiftung der Länder, Berlin, Germany. German-Russian Museums’ Dialogue (DRMD): Activities and Projects

Dr. Regine Dehnel, Berlin, Germany, Research on Cultural Objects removed from Germany to the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1947

Dr. des. Ulrike Schmiegelt-Rietig, Berlin, Germany. Research project: Russian Museums during World War II

16:10 – 16:35 – Dr. Wesley A. Fisher, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and World Jewish Restitution Organization, New York, USA. Holocaust-Era Looted Art: A Current World-Wide Overview

16:35 – 17:00 – Brittany Lauren Wheeler, Repatriation Specialist, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA. All that Remains: Repatriation and the Foreign Policy of the Museum

17:00 – 17:25 – Dr. Kristiane Janeke, Independent museum professional, historian, consultant, Berlin, Germany. Museums as ambassadors and political players? Impulses for German-Russian relations

17:25 – 17:50 – Dr. Markus Moehring, Director, Three-Countries Museum, Lörrach, Germany. The Transnational Making of Memory Aims and projects of the tri-national Network of Museums in the Upper Rhine Valley

18:00 – Departure to the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”

19:00 – Opening ceremony of the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”


  • State museum of the political history of Russia – Section 2 Museums and society development


09:00 – 10:00 - Short visit to a museum exhibition

10:00 – 17:30 – Sectional session

Moderator: Diana Pardue, ICOM Executive council
Kathy Dwyer Southern, ICOM US CO-Chair

10:00 – 10:05 – Words by moderator

10:05 – 10:30 – Dr. Yevgueny Artemov, Director, The state museum of the political history of Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Museum interpretation of political history of Russia. Innovational approach.

10:30 – 10:55 – Mrs. Carolyn Rapkievian, National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian, Washington, DC, USA. Taking a Stand in a National Museum to Provoke Change in Society

10:55 – 11:20 - Mr. Christian TCHUISSEU NANA, General Secretary of ICOM Cameroun. Museum as powerful connection Institution, an hope for African society

11:20 – 11:45 – Mr. Sean Kelley, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Institutional Member – Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, USA. The Role of Museums in Stimulating Dialogue On Pressing Social Issues and Promoting Civic Action

11:45 – 12:10 – Dr. Elsa Bailey, Director, Elsa Bailey Consulting, Mrs. Wendy Meluch, Visitor Studies Services, San Francisco, USA Science Museums Partner to Bring Community Input into Exhibition Development about Current Research

12:10 – 12:40 – Coffee break

12:40 – 13:05 – Mr. Anton Belov, Director, Mrs.Kate Fowle, Chief curator, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia. Role of the museum in creation of the area and public capital. Place of the museum in the modern conceptions of the town-planning and development of the territories.

13:05 – 13:30 – Mrs. Alisa Prudnikova, Director, NCCA-Ural. When opportunities become challenge: new NCCA

13:30 – 13:55 – Mrs. Karin Grafström, Market Research Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. Donna J. Keren, Vice-President, NYC & Company, New York, USA. Culture is a Persistent Traveller

13:55 – 14:20 – Dr. Pino Monaco, Magdalena Mieri, Jennifer Brundage and Christopher A. Glavas, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA. Journey: study on how to engage youth throughout the United States in creating a new narrative of America

14:20 – 15:20 – Lunch

15:20 – 15:45 – Anastasia Mityushina, Curator of Education at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Museum as an educational institution. The Reflexive Museum: educating the communities, changing the context.

15:45 – 16:10 - Dr. Alexander Drikker, Professor, Leading Scientific Employee of the State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Museum and demographic-democratic revolution

16:10 – 16:35 – Mr. Yang Xiaonan, Mr. Li Yuhua, Deputy director, The Geological Museum of China, Beijing, China. Preliminary discussion on the functional role of geosciences museum in the construction of ecological civilization

16:35 – 17:00 – Dr. Nikolas Papadimitriou, Curator, Museum of Cycladic Art; Dr. Despina Catapoti, Lecturer, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, Athens, Greece. Museums, social memory and public discourse: a European perspective

17:00 – 17:25 - Mrs. Erin Bailey, Curator, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA USA. Revealing Queer, an analysis of politics, narratives and community roles when exhibiting LGBTQ histories in US museums

17:25 – 17:50 – KIKI Gbénahou Alfred Roch Amour, Administrator Community Development and Specialist of Heritage, Museum Adjarra, Porto- Novo, Benin. The museum: a social transformer

18:00 – Departure to the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”

19:00 – Opening ceremony of the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”


  • State museum of the history of Religion - Section 3 “Museums and “Hard” history


09:00 – 10:00 – Short visit to a museum exhibition

10:00 – 17:50 – Sectional session

Moderator: Michael Henker, ICOM Germany President

10:00 – 10:05 – Words by moderator

10:05 – 10:30 – Dr. Franziska Nentwig, Director, Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin Board member ICOM Germany. Museums and Politics - Post war history in museums in Berlin A “snapshot” from the perspective of the Stadtmuseum Berlin

10:30 – 10:55 – Dr. Gulchachak Nazipova, Director, National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Tatarstan. Museums and Memory Preservation. Re-exposition of V.I. Lenin and A.M. Gorky museums in Kazan: is it old idols returning!?

10:55 – 11:20 - Dr. Pauline van der Zee, Curator, Ghent University Belgium. The sorrow of Belgium. Ethnographic museum collections and their colonial past

11:20 – 11:45 - Mrs. Ardjuna Candotti, Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Mrs. Ajeng Ayu Arainikasih, Museum Studies at the Department of Archaeology Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. The Hidden History of the Indonesian and the Dutch: Government Politics within Museums?

11:45 – 12:10 – Dr. Leila Koivunen, Adjunct Prof, School of History, Culture and Art Studies University of Turku, Finland. The Establishment of the National Museum of Finland and the Silencing of "Exotic" Cultures

12:10 – 12:40 – Coffee break

12:40 – 13:05 – Mrs. Anjuli Grantham, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Baranov Museum, Kodiak, Alaska, USA. Exhibiting Russian America: Alaska Museums Responding to the Russian Past

13:05 – 13:30 – Dr. Ekaterina Teryukova, Deputy director, The State Museum of the History of Religion, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Museum, Politics and Religion: The State Museum of the History of Religion’s Case

13:30 – 13:55 – Karla Vanraepenbusch, Centre for historical research and documentation on War and Contemporary Society, Brussels, Belgium. “History museums and the politics of commemorating: the Great War centenary in Flanders”

13:55 – 14:20 – Orit Engelberg-Baram, Freelance curator and researcher, Kfar-Saba, Israel. “Constructing Glocal memory” - Collective Memory of the Holocaust in Global and National Perspective in “Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority - Yad Vashem” and the “United States Holocaust Memorial Museum”

14:20 – 15:20 – Lunch

15:20 – 15:45 – Karen S Franklin, Director, Leo Baeck Institute, USA; Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Researcher, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Austria. Looted Jewish Cultural Property-Issues of Ownership and Return

15:45 – 16:10 - Ulrich FRITZ, Scientific Research Assistant, Bavarian Memorial Foundation; Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit, Director, KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg/Flossenbürg Memorial, Germany. From mementoes to museums - Concentration camp memorial sites in custody of the Bavarian Memorial Foundation Exhibiting Memory Former concentration camps as modern museums of recent history

16:10 – 16:35 – Dr. Laura Demeter, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy. Picking up the Pieces: Traces of the Communist Past in Bucharest and Berlin

16:35 – 17:00 – Dr. Julia Kantor Councilor of the Director of The State Hermitage Museum. The Paradigm “Historical truth - historical memory - historical policy” in Russia. Museum aspect

17:00 – 17:25 - Mrs.Varsik Sargsyan, Research, Matenadaran-Scientific research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots, Yerevan, Armenia. Making History in Museums

17:25 – 17:50 – Mr. Magnus Olofsson, Deputy Director, Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. The Vasa Museum - a Display Window for the Power

18:00 – Departure to the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”

19:00 - Opening ceremony of the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”


  • A. S. Popov central post and communication museum - Section 4 “Museums and internal politics”


09:00 – 10:00 – Short visit to a museum exhibition

10:00 – 17:50 – Sectional session

Moderator: Dr. Liudmila Bakayutova, Director of The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Luis Raposo, ICOM Europe board member

10:00 – 10:05 – Words by moderator

10:05 – 10:30 – Dr. Anatoly Budko, Director, Military medical museum of Military-medical academy named after S.M. Kirov, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Political power and museums’ missions

10:30 – 10:55 – Mrs. Tamara Ognjević, General manager, ARTIS Center for history, theory and management of art, Belgrade, Serbia. State as a hostage of its own cultural policy

10:55 – 11:20 – Dr. Liudmila Bakayutova, Director of The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications. Management and Financing of a Corporate Museum

11:20 – 11:45 – Mr. Aleksander Stecenko, Vice-president of the International Roerich center, First Deputy director of the Museum named after N. Roerich. Public museums activities as a main measure for preservation and development of culture

11:45 – 12:10 – Prof. Dr. H. Christian Carr, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. Heritage Matters: Museums as a Catalyst for Tourism in the American South

12:10 – 12:40 – Coffee break

12:40 – 13:05 – Mrs. Amy Ballard, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C. USA. The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Public Participation in the Nation’s Capital.

13:05 – 13:30 – Prof. Dr. Dr. Markus Walz, Professor, University of Applied Sciences Leipzig, Germany. More Cultural Life for Metropolises and Recreation Areas? Museums as Subjects of the Policy of Regional Development

13:30 – 13:55 – Mr. Alexander Nikonov, Director, Central Museum of Armed Forces, Moscow, Russia. Military and historical museums, subordinated to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: features work

13:55 – 14:20 – Dr. Nina Borisova, Science director, The A.S.Popov Central Museum of Communications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Politics Influence on the Technical Museum Exhibits

14:20 – 15:20 – Lunch

15:20 – 15:45 – Mrs. Hiba Qassar, PhD. Candidate, The University of Florence, Italy. Politics, identity and the role of museums in the Middle East

15:45 – 16:10 – Dr. Julia A. Kupina, Deputy director, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Flag on the Roof: Museums, National Narratives and Identity in Tajikistan.

16:10 – 16:35 –. Dr. Masum Momaya, Museum Curator, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA. “Who is American?”

16:35 – 17:00 – Mr. Klaus Mohr, Collection manager, Sudeten German Museum / Director of the Association for the cultural home collections, Munich, Germany. "Heimatstuben" - Cultural Homeland Collections of Expellees as a special kind of German Museums

17:00 – 17:25 – Andrey Gotlib, Director, Khakas national museum of local lore named after Kyzlasov. Development of the Khakas national museum of local lore named after Kyzlasov – experience of cooperation between museum and regional government

17:25 – 17:50 – Dr. Andrey Khazbulatov, General Director, scientific institute of Culture of Kazakhstan Republic. Project of the conception of the cultural politics of Kazakhstan Republic.

18:00 Departure to the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”

19:00-21:00 Opening ceremony of the State Hermitage depository “Staraya Derevnya”



09:00 – Departure from the State Hermitage to the State Museum-reserve «Tsarskoe selo»

10:00 – Arrival to the State Museum-reserve «Tsarskoe selo»

10:00 – 10:30 – Welcome words and paper – Dr. Olga V. Taratynova, Director, Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Specific features of the modern-day development of Russian museums-preserves.

10:30 – 12:45 - Results of the conference and closing ceremony

13:00 – 13:40 - Excursion in the museum for those who leave to Yekaterinburg at 16:00

13:50 – Departure of participants, who leave to Yekaterinburg (departure at 16:05)

13:15 – 14:00 Solemn ceremony of the presentation of the Europa Nostra awards, received by Tsarskoe Selo museum-reserve in 2014

Speakers:

Dr. Olga V. Taratynova, Director, Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve

Vladimir Tolstoy, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation

Alexander Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Vice-President of Europa Nostra

14:00 – 16:00 – Excursion in the museum for those who is not leaving to Yekaterinburg

16:00 – 19:00 – Farewell reception in the State museum-reserve «Tsarskoe selo»

Buses start leaving to Saint-Petersburg at 18:00 and after that – each 30 minutes.