'Transhistoricity' in Frans Hals Museum

13Nov2015 09:30 - 17:30

Conference

Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem (the Netherlands) and Museum M (Leuven, Belgium) are currently developing a research project on the notion of 'transhistoricity' (or 'cross-historicity') in curatorial practice within the museum field.

The conference 'The transhistorical museum: objects, narratives & temporalities' is an effort to bring together different perspectives (museological, curatorial, theoretical) on the subject of transhistoricity, in order to critically map this domain. Over the course of two days (13 November 2015 in Haarlem, and 25 February 2016 in Leuven), the ways in which curatorial, institutional and artistic practice relate to the notion of transhistoricity will be examined, and museological concepts like 'the encyclopaedic museum' and 'the Wunderkammer' will be discussed and challenged. The two-day symposium will bring together an international roster of theorists, art historians, curators, and artists, from the fields of art history and philosophy. The symposium will present keynote lectures, case studies, papers and panel discussions.

Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, and academic staff member of the research schools ASCA, ASCH and ASHMS,will participate in the round table discussion at the conference day in Haarlem.