Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

In the future everything remains uncertain

A panel discussion on contemporary art collections in flux

22Apr2017 16:00 - 18:00


On Saturday 22 April, Framer Framed presents a discussion on collection policies of museums in the Netherlands. The symposium is a closing event accompanying the current exhibition "In the future everything will be as certain as it used to be" (16.03-23.04 2017 at Framer Framed), a collaboration with AAMU - Museum of contemporary Aboriginal art, curated by Georges Petitjean.

In June 2017, AAMU - Museum of contemporary Aboriginal art (Utrecht, NL) has to close its doors after 16 years. The aim of AAMU is to present work by Aboriginal artists in a contemporary art museum context, critiquing the pigeonholing of Aboriginal art as ‘ethnographic’. In the 2008 ‘Theme Park’ exhibition, for example, artist Brook Andrew looked into the perception and development of stereotypes and presented a dialogue between the local & the global, the East & the West and ‘high art’ & ‘low art’.

The unique collection of AAMU will now go to the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (National Museum of World Cultures), a Dutch ethnographic museum. In the debate, several questions emerging from the AAMU case will be discussed.

Location: Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture