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Curating at the Bavarian National Museum - organization and work procedures in a large German Museum

1 February 2017
San Francesco - Via della Quarquonia 1 (Classroom 2 )
The talk will discuss the different types of museums in Germany: state museums, museums administered by the land, and city museums, their (very different) size, structure, employment and income situation, and their ways and possibilities to finance acquisitions. It will compare the popularity and acctractiveness of art and technical museums, discuss the problems German museums are facing, and give an idea of the different approaches chosen to overcome them. Taking the concrete case of the Bavarian National Museum, it will provide insights into the number and of the specialization and different tasks of the people working there. In particular, it will try to make the attendants familiar with the daily routines of a museum curator.
Weniger, Matthias