CONF Feb 16, 2024

From Linguistic Innovation to Cultural Transformation (Bologna, 18-19 Mar 24)

Università di Bologna, Sala Manfredi - Accademia delle Scienze (Via Zamboni, 31, 40126 Bologna BO), Mar 18–19, 2024

Alice Ensabella, Paris

From Linguistic Innovation to Cultural Transformation: Unpacking the Implications of ICOM's New Museum Definition in Italy and France.

Organizers: Francesco Angelini, Alice Ensabella, Marilena Vecco


Monday, 18 March
Sala Manfredi - Accademia delle Scienze (Via Zamboni, 31, 40126 Bologna BO)

James Bradburne
Former Director of Pinacoteca di Brera
The Moral Museum - Inclusion, Sustainability and Activism


Session 1.A
15:45 - 17:15
Giovanni Rendina (Researcher and independent curator)
Navigating Autonomy in Contemporary Art: Potential Risks in the New ICOM’s Museum Definition

Livia Solaro (Maastricht University)
The Law of Restitution: Ethical Ambiguities of the Italian Approach

Tommaso Casini (IULM University) and Giada Pellicari (IULM University)
Piero Manzoni: Uncovering Fake Artworks, Certificates of Authenticity, Museums. A Critical Issue

17:15 - 17:45

17:45 - 18:45
Emmanuelle Polack
Direction du Soutien aux collections, Musée du Louvre
Provenance’s Researches at the Louvre Museum: An Ethical Issue

Tuesday, 19 March
Sala Ulisse - Accademia delle Scienze (Via Zamboni, 33, 40126 Bologna BO)


9:15 - 10:15
Julie Verlaine
Musée des féminismes, Angers and Professor of contemporary history, Université de Tours
Designing a Museum of Feminisms in 21st-century France. How Diversity Challenges Collecting, Exhibiting and Transmitting

Session 2.A
10:30 - 11:30
Giulia Pollicita (University of the Arts London)
Bridging the Gap Between Local and Global Creating Translocal Sites of Knowledge Through Artistic Strategies and Museum Collections Loans. The Case Study of Mark Dion

Anna Chiara Cimoli (Università degli studi di Bergamo) and Željka Miklošević (University of Zagreb)
Between Intervention and Experimentation – The Open-ended Project of a Community Museum

11:30 - 12:00

Session 2.B
12:00 - 13:00
Marco Scotti (Università IUAV di Venezia) and Valentina Rossi (Università degli studi di Parma)
Collecting Failures. Strategies for a Museum of the Ephemeral

Aldo Grassini (Museo Tattile Statale Omero)
The Prague Declaration Against All Barriers

13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30
Emanuela Totaro
General secretary of the Kainòn Foundation
New Business Models and Digitalization for Museums

Session 3.A
15:45 - 16:45
Matilde Ferrero (Università Magna Graecia Catanzaro and Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Michele Trimarchi (Università Magna Graecia Catanzaro)
Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Time. The Power of Cognitive Sustainability

Francesco Angelini (Università di Bologna), Cristina Bernini (Università di Bologna), and Federica Galli (Università di Bologna)
Museums in Times of Crisis: Analysis of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Italian Museum Sector

16:45 - 17:15

Session 3.B
17:15 - 18:15
Daniele Sepe (AMAT), Anna M. Fisker (Art Museums of Skagen), Mette B. Jensen (Art Museums of Skagen), and Daniela Rimei (AMAT)
The Realm of Innovation Within Cultural Heritage - The Open Atelier Project Where Innovation Originates from Within the Art World Itself

Srushti Goud (Kore University of Enna)
Communication of Cultural Heritage Values: Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India

Closing remarks
18:30 - 19:00

CONF: From Linguistic Innovation to Cultural Transformation (Bologna, 18-19 Mar 24). In:, Feb 16, 2024 (accessed Apr 19, 2024), <>.