IKOS PhD Midway-seminar:"Multiplying Munch. New Digital Practices at the Munch Museum"
We want to invite you to an open midway-seminar with our PhD-fellow in Museology Joanna Iranowska.
To comment on the candidates work, we have invited Professor Anna Dahlgren from Stockholm University.
The midway evaluation is organized in two parts and starts with a 2-hour public seminar, followed by a closed meeting.
The purpose of the midway evaluation is to assess the progress of the PhD project at a point when it is still possible to make small or substantial changes. In general, we want to know how the candidate is doing, how much work is done, and what is left, and which problems might arise, if they haven't already. At the same time, we want to give attention to the great important scholarly work performed by junior scholars at the Department.
About the PhD Project:
The project explores copying practices of visual art, archival material and historical artefacts in the context of art museums. It is the aim of the project to investigate the production and usage of digital reproductions, as well as to challenge the original object-centeredness of museum culture.
Most of the examples the candidate has studied comes from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, which is the centre for exhibitions and research about the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Building on Munch’s “brand” requires never ending, intensive multiplying of his artworks. This means that in addition to being a custodian of the original works the museum is a maker of images. Museums embrace diverse new technologies and experiment with various digitizing techniques such as photographing, scanning, modern printing techniques or optical text recognition. Some of the questions to be considered are who plays a role in creation and dissemination of reproductions in the museum? What constitutes a good copy? And what are copies used for?