Museum history(s)

  Democracy as Builder. Selected Buildings.  


In the research field Museum History(s) we deal with the first museum buildings in German-speaking countries. Here, however, it will only be marginally a matter of recording the architectural form of the respective museums. Rather, we want to shed light on the background that determined the transition of private princely collections into a presentation of art intended for the public. In expressive texts from the 18th century, we probe what constituted contemporary taste; in parallel, we get to know an increasingly self-confident art public. In other words, we are interested in who wrote about the art collections of the time, how and why, and how were the artifacts presented, how was a sensation created and attention directed? In short, we go back historically to the beginnings of museum and collection marketing, which is becoming increasingly important in the face of today's over-the-top strategies in artistic event management and is also an increasingly exciting field of activity for budding architects.



Field of Research
M.Sc. // all semesters


On thursdays,10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Start: April 20, 2023
ST 4

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