Demodernising the collection

21 – 23 September 2017

Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands

From September 21–23, the Van Abbemuseum, together with its partners in the European museum confederation L’Internationale, opens a new three-year programme that sets out to demodernise the museum and its collection. The opening is marked by three days of debate, workshops and celebration. Thought of in conjunction with the need to decolonise, the demodern approach aims to undo the modern museums’ focus on exclusivity, autonomy and separation, seeking to facilitate substantial re-readings of the modern canon combined with new user-driven programming.


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