L’Internationale European museum confederation

. April 20, 2013

L’Internationale is a network within the museum field; facilitating its development as a new form of cultural confederation where collections, artistic research, technology and public access can be shared across member institutions.

Contrary to the global hegemonic ambitions of the major contemporary art institutions, L’Internationale proposes a long-term collaboration among museums and archives—each of them with its specific collection focus and history— that intends to give greater visibility to their similarities and differences. L’Internationale proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the value of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. Comprising six major European museums, Moderna Galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, Madrid, Spain); Museu d’art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, Barcelona, Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands), L’Internationale is supported by complementary partner and associate organisations from the academic and artistic fields.

The concrete aims of L’Internationale are to develop common platforms and methodologies for presentation, education and research dealing with the full range of museological fields including collections, archives, publications, public mediation and conservation. The plan anticipates a long- term cooperation that will concentrate on replacing the institutional spectacle with a sense of persistent presence and would offer our publics regular connections between each specific context. http://internacionala.mg-lj.si/

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