ICOMOS-lecture 14 March 2018
The ICOMOS-lecture of 14 Maart 2018 focuses on Dutch forts in Sri Lanka. In this context, Paul Ariese (Museum Mind) and Max Meijer (TiMe Amsterdam) are requested to present the interpretive planning & design project at Galle Fort, that is being developed in cooperation with the Galle Heritage Foundation. On this occasion, Uditha Jinadasa will present the short movie ‘Another Story of Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage City’, which she made in the context of her PhD Research at Leiden University.
The lecture starts at 19.30 at DutchCulture, Herengracht 474 in Amsterdam. The official invitation can be read via this link.
Revisiting Sri Lanka
Museum Mind and TiMe Amsterdam revisited Sri Lanka from 11-15 December. This visit served two purposes. In the first place we took part in the Living Heritage Seminar, which was held on 13-14 December in Colombo. The seminar – as one can read in the previous blog post – focused on the role of heritage in the contemporary city. Furthermore we had meetings with the Dutch Ambassador and with the Galle Heritage Foundation, regarding the follow-up phase of our interpretive planning and design project at Galle Fort. We aim to realise the first set of presentations by the end of 2018. In the course of 2018 we will visit Sri Lanka twice more.
Read more on Living Heritage in the Daily FT – http://bit.ly/2AEDRT7
Museum Mind at Living Heritage Seminar
On 14 December 2017 Museum Mind will be speaking at the Living Heritage Seminar in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The seminar is organised by the European Union, together with the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany and the British Council. These parties work with Sri Lankan activists and architects to promote the value of the heritage of Colombo and other sites in the country.
During the Living Heritage seminar, internationally renowned experts from Europe and neighbouring countries will share their experiences of how best to promote heritage conservation, involve authorities, local businesses and communities in city planning, and maximise the value of Colombo’s many traditions to attract tourists and investment.
The title of the lecture I will present together with Max Meijer (TiMe Amsterdam) is Developing Heritage, or the Quest for the Narrative Thread. We focus on heritage ‘building’ as a dynamic process and reflect on narratives as the backbone for interpretive planning at Galle Fort.
More information on the program and other speakers is available via this link.
Visiting critic at Rietveld Academy
In October 2017, Museum Mind is ‘visiting critic’ at the Rietveld Academy, department of Architectural Design. Following the tradition of the 16th century Wunderkammers, second year students conceptualize and design a cabinet of curiosities, as a reflection of their own worldview and fascinations, filled with what they consider as a unique and precious collection of Naturalia, Artificilia and Mirabilia.
In the assignment, students face questions of collecting, classifying, preserving and exhibiting. Focus is on the development of a meaningful relationship between the collections, the space and the visitor. A great opportunity to share our passion for museology and design!
Photo: Theatrum Mundi, Arezzo, Italy (Baciocchi Associati)