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Mathaf Talk - Clementine Deliss


In her illustrated talk, Clémentine Deliss discusses the potential for new scholarship to be produced in the museum based on collections, both historical and contemporary.

Rather than focus on exhibitions as the key priority of the museum, Deliss looks at its backstage activities and, in particular, the potential for laboratories or design workshops to produce experimental research and higher education. Such a museum-university refers to an idea expressed by Joseph Beuys in 1975 when he spoke of the “museum in motion”.  In doing so the talk addresses the work of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha in the local context, as well as within regional and international Museum practices.
Clémentine Deliss is an independent curator and currently Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin. Between 2010-2015, she directed the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, where she implemented a new methodology of artistic research and production based on the museum’s ethnographic and contemporary art collections. 

Clémentine Deliss, Working Proposals for a Museum-University
7th December 2015
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

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