On February 28th and 29th 2020, the Linden-Museum hosts the conference “The new Museum. Ideas for the ethnological museum of the future” at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart. As part of the deliberations for a new building for the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart, an international group of experts will present and discuss forward-looking concepts for work in ethnological museums, outstanding museum architecture and the role of an ethnological museum for the city and its society. Initiated by the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the conference is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Registration and participation are free.

On February 28th and 29th 2020, the Linden-Museum hosts the conference “The new Museum. Ideas for the ethnological museum of the future” at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart. As part of the deliberations for a new building for the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart, an international group of experts will present and discuss forward-looking concepts for work in ethnological museums, outstanding museum architecture and the role of an ethnological museum for the city and its society. Initiated by the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the conference is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Registration and participation are free.

On February 28th and 29th 2020, the Linden-Museum hosts the conference “The new Museum. Ideas for the ethnological museum of the future” at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart. As part of the deliberations for a new building for the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart, an international group of experts will present and discuss forward-looking concepts for work in ethnological museums, outstanding museum architecture and the role of an ethnological museum for the city and its society. Initiated by the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the conference is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Registration and participation are free.

Preliminary Program

Friday, 28 February 2020
11.00 to 17.00 o’clock

from 09.30 Registration
11.00 – 12.00 Welcome, Introduction with Theresia Bauer (Minister for Science, Research, and Arts), Thomas Fuhrmann (Mayor for Economy, Finance and Investments), Inés de Castro (Director of the Linden-Museum)
12.00 – 13.15 Current Changes, Challenges and Ideas in Ethnological Museums with Inés de Castro (Director of the Linden-Museum), Barbara Plankensteiner (Director of the MARKK Hamburg), chaired by Friedrich von Bose (Curator of the Humboldt Labor)
13.15 – 14.30 Lunch Break
14.30 – 17.00 Focus on Museum Concepts—Between Participation, Decolonisation and Cooperation with New Partners with Sumaya Kassim (Writer / Curator), Hamady Bocoum (Director of the Musée des Civilisations Noires Dakar), Natalie Bayer (Director of the FHXB Museum Berlin), and others, chaired by Duane Jethro (Research Fellow at CARMAH Berlin)

Saturday, 29 February 2020
10.00 to 18.30 o’clock

from 9.00 Registration
10.00 – 12.40 Focus on Museum Architecture with Marieke van Bommel (Director of the MAS Antwerpen), Michiel Riedijk (Architect), Andreas Hofer (Director of IBA 27 Stuttgart), and others
12.40 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 16.30 Focus on Museums and City / Society with Mandy Sanger (Education Manager at District Six Museum Cape Town), Nora Landkammer (Art Educator, ZHdK), Olimpio Alberto (Forum der Kulturen / ABRAC) and others, chaired by Sara Dahme (Educator / Moderator)
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 18.30 Closing Panel with Petra Olschowski (State Secretary at the Ministry for Science, Research, and Arts Baden-Württemberg), Marc Gegenfurtner (Director of the Cultural Office, City of Stuttgart) and Inés de Castro (Director of the Linden-Museum)




Venue: Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Büchsenstraße 33, 70174 Stuttgart

Arrival by public transport: S-Bahn stop Stadtmitte or U-Bahn stop Liederhalle

Since the Hospitalhof is located in a pedestrian zone, there are no direct parking facilities. Parking is possible in the nearby Leuschnergarage (access via Schlossstraße), in the Liederhalle car parks (access via Holzgartenstraße or Breitscheidstraße), in Kronprinzenstraße or in the Hofdienergarage (access via Schellingstraße).