Co-museum

THE CoMUSEUM
MORE THAN A CONFERENCE

DECEMBER 7 – 9, 2022 ATHENS & THESSALONIKI

CoMuseum 2022: Culture, Care and Healing

Although the global community seems to slowly exit the pandemic crisis, it still faces increasing challenges with regional conflicts, the effects of the climate crisis, economic and financial instability, and social injustice. However, these crises and recovery periods present an opportunity for mobilization, change and innovation – for humans, institutions, societies, democracies, economies and ecologies.

What is the role of art and culture in this recovery? Is now the time to demonstrate how and why culture matters? Can museums and cultural organizations participate in the social, economic, and wellness-based recovery needs of the communities in which they reside? How can museums plan and prepare for the next inevitable disruption by designing programmes and exhibitions that matter to society? How can museums restore trust and unity, build new cross-sectoral alliances, and form new networks, while fostering diversity and sustainability? In answering these questions, organizations will need to adjust their models and business structures, moving from known frameworks to unknown and new paradigms of operation.

This year’s CoMuseum conference will focus on healing through cultural and creative outlets. It will explore how the cultural and creative sector – museums and cultural organizations – may contribute to the recovery and development of our societies, institutions, and relationships.

INFO
The conference will take place on Wednesday, December 7 from 12.00 to 19.00 (GMT+2) at the Benaki Museum/Pireos 138 and will also be live-streaming. Please choose only ONE ticket option for the Conference (in-person or virtual attendance).

On Thursday, December 8 from 10.00 to 18.00 (GMT+2) workshops and masterclasses will be hosted at the same place for museum and cultural professionals only. Extra workshops will be offered online only. As demand is high, each participant can register for up to TWO masterclasses.

The working languages for the Conference are English and Greek with simultaneous interpretation and Greek sign Language interpretation.

Registration is required for all events.   
Participation in the 2022 CoMuseum International Conference is admission-free.

On Friday, December 9, CoMuseum will organise an interdisciplinary event at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, by invitation-only.

Stay tuned for more updates!

ORGANISED BY
IN COLLABORATION WITH
UNDER THE AUSPICES
MAJOR SPONSOR
BENAKI MUSEUM OFFICIAL HOSPITALITY SPONSOR
BENAKI MUSEUM OFFICIAL AIR CARRIER SPONSOR
THE CONFERENCE: MEET CULTURAL PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Invited speakers are innovators, daring changemakers and strong advocates of the power that culture has on people’s lives. They are determined to multiply this power by sharing their most valuable expertise and experience.

THE WORKSHOPS: THINK AND DO; TOGETHER

Participants work together to find solutions on common challenges in the field of cultural production. As a core part of the conference, the workshops use new models of learning together at the intersection of culture, activism, education, creativity, entrepreneurship, solidarity, urbanism and social innovation.

THE CoMUSEUM
MORE THAN A CONFERENCE


DECEMBER 7-9, 2022

CoMuseum 2022: Culture, Care and Healing

Although the global community seems to slowly exit the pandemic crisis, it still faces increasing challenges with regional conflicts, the effects of the climate crisis, economic and financial instability, and social injustice. However, these crises and recovery periods present an opportunity for mobilization, change and innovation – for humans, institutions, societies, democracies, economies and ecologies.

What is the role of art and culture in this recovery? Is now the time to demonstrate how and why culture matters? Can museums and cultural organizations participate in the social, economic, and wellness-based recovery needs of the communities in which they reside? How can museums plan and prepare for the next inevitable disruption by designing programmes and exhibitions that matter to society? How can museums restore trust and unity, build new cross-sectoral alliances, and form new networks, while fostering diversity and sustainability? In answering these questions, organizations will need to adjust their models and business structures, moving from known frameworks to unknown and new paradigms of operation.

This year’s CoMuseum conference will focus on healing through cultural and creative outlets. It will explore how the cultural and creative sector – museums and cultural organizations – may contribute to the recovery and development of our societies, institutions, and relationships

INFO
The conference will take place on Wednesday, December 7 from 12.00 to 19.00 (GMT+2) at the Benaki Museum/Pireos 138 and will also be live-streaming. Please choose only ONE ticket option for the Conference (in-person or virtual attendance).

On Thursday, December 8, from 10.00 to 18.00 (GMT+2) workshops and masterclasses will be hosted at the same place for museum and cultural professionals only. Extra workshops will be offered online only. As demand is high, each participant can register for up to TWO masterclasses.

The working languages for the Conference are English and Greek with simultaneous interpretation and Greek sign Language interpretation.

Registration is required for all events.   
Participation in the 2022 CoMuseum International Conference is admission-free.

On Friday, December 9, CoMuseum will organise an interdisciplinary event at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, by invitation-only.

Stay tuned for more updates!

ORGANISED BY
IN COLLABORATION WITH
UNDER THE AUSPICES
MAJOR SPONSOR
BENAKI MUSEUM OFFICIAL HOSPITALITY SPONSOR
BENAKI MUSEUM OFFICIAL AIR CARRIER SPONSOR

THE CONFERENCE: MEET CULTURAL PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Invited speakers are innovators, daring changemakers and strong advocates of the power that culture has on people’s lives. They are determined to multiply this power by sharing their most valuable expertise and experience.

THE WORKSHOPS: THINK AND DO; TOGETHER

Participants work together to find solutions on common challenges in the field of cultural production. As a core part of the conference, the workshops use new models of learning together at the intersection of culture, activism, education, creativity, entrepreneurship, solidarity, urbanism and social innovation.

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CONFERENCE VENUES

BENAKI MUSEUM

The Benaki Museum / Pireos 138 is a hub of visual and performing arts with 3,000m2 of exhibition space and a 400-seat lecture and concert theatre housed at a refurbished industrial building.

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CONFERENCE VENUES

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL / M2

The Thessaloniki Concert Hall - M2 (building 2), built along the coast of the city, providing a contemporary cultural and conference center of international standards, designed by the renowned architect Arata Isozaki.

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