Radical Museums: Registration for WORKLAB 2019 conference now open!
Radical Museums – labour history museums as social agents, 2019 WORKLAB Conference will be organized 11-13 November 2019. The conference will take place in the wonderful city of Copenhagen. The Workers Museum, located in the oldest workers’ assembly hall in Europe, will provide a unique and authentic venue for discussions about how social history museums in general, and labour history museums in particular, may act as agents for social change in a time of rapid technological development, political polarisation and rising inequality.
Date: Monday 11 November – Wednesday 13 November 2019
Venue: The Workers Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
The registration fee of DKK 1400/EUR 185 includes conference attendance, welcome reception, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, dinner Tuesday night and tour of the Museum of Copenhagen. Coffee, tea and water will be provided throughout the conference.
(Slight changes to the programme may occur)
Monday 11 November (arrival day)
17.00 – 19.00: Welcome reception with drinks and snacks at The Workers Museum
Tuesday 12 November
9.00 – 9.45: Conference registration
10.00 – 10.15: Welcome (Søren Bak-Jensen, Director, The Workers Museum)
10.15 – 11.15: Keynote Speaker Peter Ludvigsen, founding chairman of WORKLAB and founding director of The Workers Museum: The Controversial Quality of Establishing Radical Museums
11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30: Session 1:
– Pascal Majerus. Building the virtual.
– Isis Luxenburger. The Mediation of Industrial Culture. Industrial Film as Steering Instrument.
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 15.00: Session 2:
– Elli Leventaki. The Industrial Museum of Syros Island, Greece. A brief history of labour by the sea.
– Sandra Schürmann. Exhibiting colonial and global work – towards a participative approach.
– Jacob Westergaard. Clever Hands – the making of a relevant exhibition.
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30: Session 3
– Katy Ashton.People’s History Museum – the home of ideas worth fighting for – A case study.
– Julie Rokkjær Birch: Museum activism – why and how.
18.30 – 21.00: Dinner at Café & Ølhalle, The Workers Museum. Alcoholic drinks may be purchased individually.
Wednesday 13 November
9.30 – 11.00. Session 4
– Linda Nørgaard Andersen. Museumrebels: Because museums need to be disturbed
– Niklas Cserhalmi. Museum Labs as methods and tools for empowerment
– Ulla Rohunen. Collecting and documenting global change
11.00 – 11.15: Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45: Session 5
– Paulo Fontes. The Work and Workers Museum (MTT) in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil: a failure dream.
– Hélène Aury, Eric Lafon. From the Museum of living history to the project of a National museum of labour history.
– Kalle Kallio. Old Radicals in Changing Societies
12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 – 14.30: Panel Discussion
15.30 – 17.00: Tour of upcoming Museum of Copenhagen, opening February 2020.
Travel and accommodation
Arbejdermuseet/The Workers Museum is located on Rømersgade 22, 1362 Copenhagen, Denmark. See location in Google Maps. Learn more about The Workers Museum at the website.
The Workers Museum is a short walk from Nørreport Station. If you arrive at Copenhagen Airport, take the Metro line M2 to Nørreport Station. If you arrive by train to Copenhagen Central Station, take an S-train to Nørreport Station.
Ibsens Hotel (https://www.arthurhotels.dk/ibsens-hotel/), Hotel Jørgensen (http://www.hoteljoergensen.dk/) and Hotel Windsor (http://www.hotelwindsor.dk/) are very close to The Workers Museum and all nice hotels in difference price ranges.
But there are many other options within walking distance of The Workers Museum.
If you have any questions about your participation, please contact the Workers Museum at worklab2019(at)Arbejdermuseet.dk