Gerd Elise Mørland, Director of Learning at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway is our second keynote speaker at the 2019 Working Internationally Conference at the British Library on 11 March.
The End of Museums as we Know Them
There was a time when art institutions and curators could present their program with complete authority to the public. That time is over. In the digital area, the power has shifted from experts to consumers, and museums can no longer set their agenda without taking into account the needs and interests of its audience.
This requires new ways of collaborating and networking that The Munch Museum in Oslo has researched instinctively, in conjunction with moving to a new location in Bjørvika in Oslo. How do we meet the demands of the public in new and engaging ways, at the same time as we do not leave the idea of high-quality content?
Gerd Elise Mørland is an educator, curator and editor employed as Director of Learning at the Munch Museum in Oslo. Gerd Elise earned her MA in Art History on the changing role of the curator at the University of Oslo/Goldsmiths University of London and has a special interest in investigating new intersections between art, politics and the public.
Since graduating she has contributed to magazines and journals such as Periskop.no, Kaleidoscope Magazine and the Nordic Art journal Kunstkritikk, and has also co-published the anthology Curating and Politics Beyond the Curator: Initial Reflections with Heidi Bale Amundsen.
Mørland is currently editing a new publication rethinking the role of art education with Charlotte Blanche Myrvold, to be published in 2019 at Pax Publishing.