For the occasion of the public presentation of OASE 99: The Architecture Museum Effect, the symposium What Future for the Architecture Museum? is organized at the Van Abbemuseum by Curatorial Research Collective with several dsitinguished guest speakers and moderated by Bernard Colenbrander.

Although often overlooked, the architecture museum has arguably become one of the most significant instruments in architecture’s disciplinary apparatus. By collecting archives, producing exhibitions, funding publications, organizing lectures and discussions, and even commissioning work, architecture museums have furthered discourse and practice since their inception in the early nineteenth-century. Unlike other museums, architecture museums are not content in merely shaping the context for the appreciation of their subject but aim to equally intervene in its development, both as a discipline and as a profession.

OASE 99 considers the changing societal, cultural, economic, and museographical context in order to reflect on the current and future agency of these institutions. A discussion which was approached both through historical and contemporary perspectives to establish a working understanding of architecture museums as crucial nodes in architecture’s cultural and societal apparatus;

The public presentation of OASE 99 extends the issue’s ambitions through a panel discussion with some of its authors, providing particular insights into different institutions as well as to the three levels that organize the journals’ contributions: the specific (“micro”), the broad (“macro”), and the abstract (“meta”). The conversation will not only uncover present issues but also address future challenges.

OASE 99: The Architecture Museum Effect was edited by Sergio M. Figueiredo and Hüsnü Yegenoglu, with its public presentation being organized by the Curatorial Research Collective (CRC).

Event Schedule:
17:00 - Welcome address by Sergio M. Figueiredo and Hüsnü Yegenoglu
17.15 - Position statements by speakers (Omer Kanipak, Triin Ojari, Sofie de Caigny, Mirko Zardini)
18:15 - Discussion panel moderated by Bernard Colenbrander
19.00 - Questions and answers
19.30 - Closing drinks