What's Up?! EthnoConference

Conference of Directors of European Ethnographic Museums 25/May/2022 - 27/May/2022

What's Up?! is the question we ask in What's Up?! EthnoConference for Directors of European Ethnographic Museums. The aim of the international conference, which will be accompanied by the opening and inaugural presentation of the new building and exhibitions of the Museum of Ethnography, is to present the changes that have taken place in recent years, the rethinking and renewal of the museum profession and ethnographic museums in terms of organisation, structure, content and, even more, physical and architectural aspects.

More than 20 directors of European ethnographic museums will speak about "what's going on?" or "What's Up?!" in their museums. The first major event of the newly inaugurated Museum of Ethnography in Budapest reveals the trends influencing the international museum world: what is the situation in the European institutions, why professionals have felt and feel the need for restructuring and rethinking, what is the role of an ethnographic museum in the 21st century and what role they should play in society.

One of the main aims of the conference is to launch an exchange of views on the processes, difficulties and opportunities involved in rethinking the organisation, the building or the exhibitions. Together we would like to create a European panorama of the changes that have taken place in recent years and the issues of ethnographic and anthropological museums in the 21st century.

The three-day professional conference will be the first of its kind to be held between 25 and 27 May 2022 in the conference room of the new building of the Museum of Ethnography on Dózsa György Street, bringing together not only the Hungarian but also the international museum profession.

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