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29 August 2018

Conference: Changing Global Hierarchies of Value?

Conference

On August 20-22 the Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of Denmark co-hosted the conference 'Changing Global Hierarchies of Value? Museums, artifacts, frames, and flows.'

How is the world portrayed through presentations, interpretations, and classifications of artifacts at museums, and how does it affect the global hierarchy of value? On August 20-22 the Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of Denmark co-hosted the conference 'Changing Global Hierarchies of Value? Museums, artifacts, frames, and flows.'

 A leading museum researcher, Tony Bennett, opened the conference with a keynote address, while researchers from all over the world participated in discussions on museums, artifacts, frames, and flows. At the National Museum of Denmark, performance artist Sethembile Msezane performed the work Excerpts From the Past. Researchers from Global Europe, Department of Anthropology, presented their analyses from ongoing research. They presented examples from the outdoor art museum Inhotim in the Brazilian state Minas Gerais (Amélia Corrêa), Jaya He GVK New Museum at the international airport of Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji (Caroline Lillelund), the building of Le Corbusier, which houses The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo (Jens Sejrup), as well as the newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town (Vibe Nielsen).

More than 80 participants joined the three-day conference held at the National Museum of Denmark and Centre for Health and Society, University of Copenhagen.