CONF: Museumsvisionen. Architekturwettbewerbe für Museen 1851 – 1914 (Berlin, 2 – 4 July 2015)

Museumsvisionen. Architekturwettbewerbe für Museen 1851 – 1914
Technische Universität, Raum HBS 005, Hardenbergstraße 16-18, 10623
Berlin, 2 – 4 July 2015
Öffentlich ausgeschriebene Architekturwettbewerbe für Museen fanden seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in Europa, Nordamerika sowie den
damaligen Kolonialgebieten statt. Sie wurden zu einem Mittel für die Selbstdarstellung der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, ihrem sozialen und politischen Konkurrenzbewusstsein. Die Pracht der Entwürfe und ausgeführten Bauten stehen für kulturelle, wissenschaftliche und künstlerische Kompetenz, für National- und Regionalstolz. Die internationale Tagung “Museum Envisioned” möchte einem interdisziplinären Austausch über dieses bisher wenig erforschte Feld der Museums- und Architekturgeschichte des Historismus dienen.
Museum Envisioned. Architectural Competitions for Museums 1851 – 1914 International Conference
Public architectural competitions for museums in Europe, North America and the former colonies have been taken place sinde the middle of the 19th century. They became means for the self-expression of the civil society, its social and its political competition. The splendid drafts and errected buildings represent cultural, academic and artistic knowledge, national and regional pride. The international conference “Museum Envisioned” aims to serve as a platform for a dialogue on this insufficiently researched subject of the history of museums and architecture.
Thursday 2nd July 2015
18.45 – 19.00 Welcome
19.00 – 20.30 Keynote lecture
Giles Waterfield (London): Victorian Museums and Public Education in Great Britain and Europe.
20.30 – 22.00 Reception
Friday 3rd July 2015
9:00 Registration
09.45 – 10.00 Bénédicte Savoy und Hans-Dieter Nägelke: Welcome
10.00 – 11.00 Introduction: Nikolaus Bernau, Moritz Dapper, Mei-Hau Kunzi, Merten Lagatz: Die Berliner Museumsinsel-Konkurrenz von 1883 und Methoden der Wettbewerbs-Forschung.
Session I: Building Capitals and Raising the Provinces: Museum Competitions and City Development
Chairs: Andrea Meyer and Ilka Waßewitz (Berlin)
11.00 – 11.45 Harald R. Stühlinger (Zürich): Vom Großen ins Kleine, oder: Die städtebaulichen Vorschläge für museale Bauten im Wettbewerb zur Wiener Ringstraße bis zum Wettbewerb für die K. K. Hofmuseen.
11.45 – 12.30 Vadim Bass (St. Petersburg): Design Competitions for the
Building Complex for Exhibitions, Congresses and Museums in the City Centre of St Petersburg (1912/13) – Neoclassical Architecture for Beauty and Education.
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 14.45 Julius Bryant (London): The Victoria and Albert Museum in Albertopolis – Prince Albert’s Centre for Science and Art.
14.45 – 15.30 Phoebus Panigyrakis (Athen): „Parks and their Relation to Public Buildings“ – the Case of the Washington Mall as a Museum-Cluster.
15.30 – 16.15 Ljerka Dulibic, Iva Pasini Tržec (Zagreb): Building the Cultural Capital of the New Nation – Zagrebs Museum Buildings at the Turn of the 19th to the 20th Century.
16.15 – 16.45 Coffee Break
16.45 – 17.30 Antje Schmidt (Hamburg): Regionale Museen und Wettbewerbe um 1900 – Das Altonaer Museum unter Otto Lehmann.
17.30 – 18.15    Arnaud Bertinet (Paris): “Le musée Napoléon d’Amiens : First French built Museum.
Saturday 4th July 2015
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome, Introduction
Session II: What Shapes Identity? Typologies of Museum Projects
Chair: Tino Mager (Berlin)
09.45 – 10.30    Ada Hajdu (Bukarest): The Projects for a “Museum of National Revival” in Sofia, Bulgaria.
10.30 – 11.15    Milva Giacomelli (Florenz): The Competition for the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo 1894/95.
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.15 Julien Bastoen (Paris): The Unbuilt Luxembourg Museum – the Issue of a Purpose-Built Museum of Modern Art in Paris before World War I.
12.15 – 13.00    Alan Crookham (London): New or Improved? The National Gallery Architectural Competition of 1866.
13.00 – 14.30 Mittagspause / Lunch Break
Session III: Marking Territory! Museum Competitions and Geographic Space
Chair: Sven Kuhrau (Berlin)
14.30 – 15.15 Claudia Cendales Paredes (Bogotá): Museumsbauten und Museumswettbewerbe in Lateinamerika vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg.
15.15 – 16.00 Jindrich Vybiral (Prag): Das Museum als Bau und Gegenbau. Museumsgebäude und -wettbewerbe in Prag, Budweis, Reichenberg und Pilsen.
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.15 Martin Fröhlich (Münchenbuchsee / Schweiz): Das Schweizerische Landesmuseum in Zürich – Wunschbild, Abbild und Vorbild.
17.15 Discussion
Chair: Nikolaus Bernau (Berlin)
Admission is free but capacity limited. Conference languages are English and German.
Nikolaus Bernau (Topoi Fellow, RSG)
Hans-Dieter Nägelke (Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin)
Bénédicte Savoy (Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik TU Berlin)

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