Night Shift organizes a debate night on the topic Museum Collections and Diversity, the third and last event from the series Representation in the Museum.

19:00 – 21:00
also this evening

18:45 - 19:15 Dance performance Accusations #2: I escape

19:30 - 21:00 Thursday Night Live! Architecture and Representation: Contracts by Peggy Deamer


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance with ticket via ticket link

Most museums see collecting as one of their core activities. Collections have often been formed by personal preferences and culturally determined collecting policies. In reality, this means many collections reflect a one-sided white, male, intellectual world view. As a result, other perspectives are often not represented. 

How can museums use their existing collections to shine a light on past and present-day diversity? How can museums develop a collecting policy that is more inclusive, and representative of diversity? And what questions can they ask their objects in order to come to new, more inclusive stories? We will discuss these and other questions together with a panel of experts and museum profesionals.

Night Shift

Night Shift is a monthly debate night set up by a grassroots organisation of cultural heritage professionals. Curious, open, and critical it explores the relationship between cultural organisations and their audiences. Cultural heritage experts will share their vision, but the night will mostly be about conversation. The event is organized by Night Shift.

Thursday Night Live!

In Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night Live! programme thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad discuss urgent issues, innovative research and critical reflection related to architecture, design and digital culture. Why not grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut? Dinner vouchers are available for €7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link at this page or at the bar this evening.