Heritage and the curatorial
Objects, places, knowledge and practices are increasingly being transformed into heritage as a result of curatorial practice, that is, practice aimed to protect, preserve, display and interpret cultural heritage.
We will investigate how curatorial practice has the potential to produce heritage, for example at the crossroads of different disciplines and institutions. For instance, the curatorial has gained momentum in the art world, and curatorial practices have broken down the barriers between artistic and heritage practices.
We will shed light on how archives and museums are designing experiences and inviting others to interpret collections and engage with the public, and how this can contribute to dismantling the existing power-relations between visitors, the public and the heritage arenas.