Professor Rebekka Sandmeier
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Join the curators for the opening of the exhibition with a guided tour and Q&A on
19 October 2023 at 18:00 SAST
Meeting-ID: 994 3250 3846
The story behind exhibition
As part of a collaborative seminar between the Musicology Department Detmold / Paderborn and the South African College of Music (University of Cape Town), ten students from Detmold/Paderborn and seven students from Cape Town explored questions about music and identity. Based on four major topics (class, colonialism, gender, religion), the students developed (supported by four lecturers) their own research questions and presented their findings at a student conference at the SACM at the beginning of April 2023. Following this first part, which was characterised by research-based learning, it was important to make the results accessible to a broader public in the spirit of scientific communication. The medium chosen was a virtual exhibition, which you can visit here. In many weeks of work, the students dealt with curating the exhibition, attended a workshop specifically about music-related exhibitions, and developed ideas for presenting the topic as appealingly as possible and through different media.
This project could only be realised thanks to the financial support of the DAAD and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the IVAC programme.