NEWS: 15 09 2022 The Museum of Art Olomouc - Central European Forum Olomouc is organising an international conference "Central European Institutions, New Worlds and Old Mythologies" on 15-17 September 2022.

NEWS: 15 09 2022

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How do Central European cultural institutions, museums and galleries work? What problems do they face and what are their goals? What similarities are there among their historical, cultural and operational experiences? And does it make sense to strive to connect them on a common platform? These are just some of the questions posed by the international conference “Central European Institutions, New Worlds and Old Mythologies” organised by the Central European Forum Olomouc (SEFO) on 15-17 September 2022 Our intention is to examine the possibilities of cooperation, to find not only potential intersections but also the limits that exist.

Attention will be paid to three related areas – institutional policy, research and education. Individual contributions focus on the conditions and ways in which regional institutions operate on a long-term basis, as well as specific experiences related mainly to the organization and functioning of permanent exhibitions, their connection with short-term projects and educational programmes.

The conference is part of the year-round SEFO 2022 programme, in which the main topic is the revision of the relationship between “home and abroad” in contemporary Central European thinking. However, it develops the long-term priorities of the institution, which focuses on research into Central European art and the cultural life of the totalitarian and post-totalitarian period.

The conference will be attended by Mirosław Bałka, this years SEFO special guest.