• ANCB: Museum As Activator

    In an increasingly urbanized world, Germany and Australia need strategies and tools to address social and cultural integration in the city and the peripheries. In this context museums in both countries are playing a central role in prompting discussion and transformation of culture. The two-day symposium ’Museum as Activator: Strategies for Public Space and Access’ at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory will enable a broad dialogue with cultural experts, city planners, architects, artists and curators to workshop these very ideas.


    • Torsten Wöhlert, Permanent Secretary for Culture, Berlin
    • Paul Spies, Director, Stadtmuseum Berlin
    • Dolla Merrillees, Director, The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
    • Rob Adams, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne
    • Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriage Works, Sydney
    • Mark Loughnan, Architect, Hassell, Melbourne
    • Caroline Vains, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT, Melbourne
    • Natalie King, Curator of Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017, Melbourne
    • Anne Loxley, C3West curator MCA, Sydney
    • Nonda Katsalidis, Architect, Fender Katsalidis, Melbourne
    • Claudia Perren, Director, Bauhaus Dessau
    • Brook Andrew, Artist, Sydney/Berlin
    • Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
    • Alex Martinis Roe and Melanie Sehgal, FORMATIONS, Berlin