The Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School 2016

 

HENRY ARNHOLD DRESDEN SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

Deadline:  12 June 2016

Open to: young postgraduates (esp. PhD students, post-docs) from the relevant disciplines, as well as young museum or library professionals.

Venue: 03– 14 October 2016 in Dresden, Germany

Description

Following in the tradition of cabinets of art or curiosities (Kunstkammer) and studioli, museums and libraries have come to understand themselves as places devoted to collection, preservation, and scholarship. At the same time, they have also routinely taken on a political significance, insofar as they represent the prevailing balance of power and system of knowledge. Furthermore, in the course of opening their collections to the general public – by means of exhibitions and cultural education in a variety of different forms – cultural institutions have always also played an active role in shaping social discourse.

The Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School’s two-week programme is an opportunity not only to take part in in-depth discussions with the various participating institutions and their representatives, but also to engage in an extensive exchange of ideas with renowned experts, scholars, and museum professionals. Parallel to this, theDSS-Lab will provide a creative space for participants to reflect upon their experiences and discuss further the ideas they have encountered.

Eligibility

Participation in the Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School is open to young postgraduates (esp. PhD students, post-docs) from the relevant disciplines, as well as young museum or library professionals.

Costs

The fee for taking part in the Dresden Summer School is €250 per person. Travel expenses will be covered and accommodation and catering provided.

Application

Please send your application per email to: felicitas.von_mallinckrodt@tu-dresden.de.  The application should consist of a personal statement and a current CV. The personal statement should be no longer than a page and relate directly to the topic of this year’s Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School. We expect to have processed all applications by early July.

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