Cultural History programme


23 - 24 November 2017
Keizersgracht 102 Amsterdam (De Rode Hoed)

Smart Culture Conference 2017: Exploring Integrated Arts & Culture Research

The ‘Exploring Integrated Arts & Culture Research’ – Smart Culture Conference 2017 is an academic work conference which aims to inspire and connect professionals who work on the crossroads of science, arts and culture. The conference will feature a full programme of keynotes, discussions and NWO arts & culture project presentations in themed sessions presented by academics and practitioners. The main focus of the conference is to explore the added value to science of knowledge as generated within museums as well as knowledge generated through artistic research thus taking humanities research to the next level.

The key aims of the Smart Culture Conference 2017 are to explore new roads that emerge when researchers from the science, culture and arts and museum community join forces, to  offer inspiration and to share knowledge and experience.

Over the past years the organizing partners have invested in innovative research programmes (e.g. Smart Culture – Arts and Culture [in Dutch] and Museum Grants) to further cooperation between science, museums, culture and arts. Academic and artistic knowledge as well as science generated through museum researchers will offer new perspectives. Various topics will be addressed by researchers of the current projects sharing their insights on themes such as ‘knowledge and (re)cognition’, ‘society and narratives’, ‘music and (renewed) audience involvement stimulating active participation in a changing society’ or ‘makers and discourse’. At the conference all presenters will be requested to focus on the fundamental research question of their projected and/or already accomplished research project.

International keynote speakers reflect on the artistic research landscape in the Netherlands from an international perspective, researchers share their insights and present their projects and finally the public is invited to participate in plenary sessions.

The ‘Exploring Integrated Arts & Culture Research’ – Smart Culture Conference 2017 welcomes researchers from universities and universities of applied sciences in arts and culture, professionals from museums and heritage institutions, policy makers, and other relevant societal partners.

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