Les Convergences entre passé et futur dans les collections des arts du spectacle- Connecting Points: Performing Arts Collections Uniting Past and Future
Congrès de Munich - Munich Congress
Past, Present, Future – these are permanent connecting points in the work of performing arts collections. It is their crucial commitment to preserve the past, to spread out several activities in the present and to develop strategies for the future. The challenges of performing arts collections are in the middle of these crossroads, which is the theme of the SIBMAS Congress papers presented in this book. The various international contributions are concentrated on the main topics of performing arts collections daily tasks. They were presented and discussed at the SIBMAS Congress in Munich 2010, the first conference in cooperation with the IFTR World Congress, strengthening the relationship between theatre research and performing arts collections.
Difficulties of an Institution Collecting the Performing Arts within the So-Called Cultural Scene
Austrian Theatre Museum (Vienna – Austria)
In recent years, in the course of managing an institution that deals with the – not only but also – contemporary performing arts, I have become increasingly aware of “culture” as a term that constantly comes up as part of my work. As a consequence, I have felt obliged to try to define the term in its broadest sense. The present essay is an attempt to find a meaningful definition of culture, but I must stress that it is only that: an attempt.
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