5. Klaus Zernack Colloquium 2023

We would like to invite you to the upcoming seminar of the 14. Klaus-Zernack-Colloquiums 2023 series entitled
'Museums, Collections and the Art Market: Enhanced Perspectives':
Between Nation and Region, between Cultural Policy and Local Identity.
The Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Poznań from 1904 to 1919
Thursday, 12 Octobre 2023, 6 pm
Zentrum für Historische Forschung Berlin
der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Majakowskiring 47
13156 Berlin
At the same time, there will be a possibility to participate online via ZOOM and live-stream on YouTube; the links for registration will be available soon.
The colloquium will be held in English language!
At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there was a trend to create regional museums in European countries. In Prussia, such museums were opened in the capitals of twelve provinces, and they had an important role in shaping the regional identity of the province. In the Province of Posen, the situation for regional museums was more delicate than elsewhere, as this province was inhabited by a substantial Polish population. The museum operated against a complex historical background, and collecting conditions and their functions and goals were often viewed with indifference or hostility by the local non-German population. In Poznań, the German museum ignored the Polish audience, following a policy that aimed at strengthening the local identity of German residents.
Kamila Kłudkiewicz studied humanities, law and art history at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her research interests concern the history of collecting, museology, bibliophilism and material culture in the 19th and first half of the 20th century. Since 2015 assistant professor at the Institute of Art History, since 2021 head of the Audiovisual Archive of the Faculty of Arts Sciences of the Adam Mickiewicz University. Since 2021 also team coordinator in the project "Digital research infrastructure for humanities and art sciences DARIAH-PL", financed by European Funds under the Intelligent Development programme.
Vasco Kretschmann studied history and political science in Berlin and Warsaw (2006-2009) and completed the Master's programme in Public History at the Free University of Berlin in 2012. Dr Vasco Kretschmann was awarded the research prize of „Gesamtverein der Deutschen Geschichts- und Altertumsvereine“ as well as the „Dehio Buchpreis“ for his dissertation „Stadtgeschichte museal - Breslaus deutsche und polnische Geschichtsausstellungen 1900-2010“
You can also watch the seminar on YouTube.