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The seminar will focus on contemporary theories of pedagogy of Jewish museums through the specific case study of the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB). We wish to explore how academic knowledge can be used to better understand and explain the main exhibition. In addition, we will think together different educational methods with contemporary theories of decolonial pedagogy. During the seminar we will explore the relationship between the objects in the exhibition, the methodology, academic knowledge and the question of voice and representation. Finally, we will discuss the relation between the archive and the exhibition and how theories calling to rethink the archive can play a role in museum education.
Among the texts we will read: "From Object to Subject: Representing Jews and Jewishness at the Jewish Museum Berlin" by Michal Friedlander
The seminar will be held in German and English according to the preference and fluidity of our participants.
The lessons will take place at the Jewis Museum Berlin and will include visits to the main exhibition, as well as introductions and contributions by different departments at the JMB.
Students are required to regularly participate in the bi-weekly meetings and discussions (2 LP). In addition, they will be asked to prepare the presentation of one object of their choice for an internal guided tour of the museum that we will organize for our participants at the end of the seminar (1 LP).
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