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Talking Knowledge / Teaser

During the professional life of a museum curator, a wealth of knowledge is accumulated that cannot be passed on only through academic texts or in the shape of exhibitions. The project “Talking Knowledge,” communicates this wealth of knowledge at the same time as tying it into the oral history tradition. A curator, shortly before his retirement, is accompanied by a film team and together they wander through the exhibitions and the museum depot, following his narratives. This Humboldt Lab project resulted in 27.5 hours of film material and an extensive narration on the subject of 180 artifacts in the North America collection curated by Peter Bolz. Beyond that however, this is a contemporary document, to which other museums, institutions and the public will have access in the future.

You can find a detailed description of the project here.

Installation view "Talking knowledge," photo: Sebastian Bolesch