ASSESSMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
INTERPRETATION - IMPLICATION - REINTERPRETATION
11 to 13 May 2017
In honour of Prof. Dr. Rosmarie Beier-de Haan
In times of scarce resources, the determination of implication and relevance – known in the English-speaking world as the Assessment of Significance – is a key issue in view of the continuous growth of collections and their conservation, documentation and digitalisation. Significance is, of course, not an absolute measure of value, for it is relative, dynamic and dependent on numerous factors.
The conference has set its aim in reflecting on the theoretical conditions, museum practices, possibilities and impossibilities, or indeed risks, in dealing with the assessment or the revocation of significance in museums of history. The Deutsches Historisches Museum intends to promote the scholarly discussion of this fundamental question of museum work. In the panels, an international plenum will undertake the task of examining six different approaches to historical objects through comparative analysis.
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2
required until 8 May 2017