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Museums as Assemblage by Dr. Jasmin Pfefferkorn

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    Was at Greek Centre, Mezzanine ( but a recording is available on: YouTube)
    Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free (Bookings Essential)

Event Details

Book Launch - Museums as Assemblage - Analysing Dynamic Museum Practice

by Dr. Jasmin Pfefferkorn

Book will be launched by Professor Nikos Papastergiadis


Museums as Assemblage offers a new way of thinking about the dynamism of art museums.

Using the concept of assemblage, this book unpacks relations between visitors, artists, museum staff, and the museum’s nonhuman components, providing an analytical framework that celebrates the complexity of museums today.

It takes the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania as its primary case study but situates it in global trends by drawing on a range of examples from art museums across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and East Asia. It provides insight into how perceptions around engagement are enabled and constrained in the context of different museums and highlights the necessity of an analytical framework that accommodates the complexity and multiplicity of the contemporary museum landscape.

With an emphasis on visitor experience and curatorial strategy, the book is valuable for students and researchers in museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and cultural studies.


Dr. Jasmin Pfefferkorn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne, and a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. She is an Executive Board Member of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, on the steering committee for the Art, AI and Digital Ethics research collective at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics, and the co-founder and co-director of the research group CODED AESTHETICS.

She is the author of several journal articles and book chapters, with an interdisciplinary research lens that spans museum studies, cultural theory, digital humanities, visual culture, and critical AI. Museums as Assemblage is her first book.

  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Published Works > Book Launch
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
    Was at Greek Centre, Mezzanine ( but a recording is available on: YouTube)
  • ADDDRESS Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000