On the occasion of the exhibition "New Light from Pompeii" curated by Ruth Bielfeldt, which can be seen in the Munich Collection of Antiquities until 2 April 2023, the question arises: What do we actually see when we visit museums? What role does the respective knowledge background play? How do the ways of seeing things change, but also the understanding of, for example, "antiquity" when knowledge is created or compared with the material? Curators who want to attract as large a heterogeneous audience as possible are faced with these questions when designing their exhibitions. Possible answers lie in a new attribution of materiality as a hinge between science and museology, which the focus group is striving for.
- Ruth Bielfeldt is Professor of Classical Archeology at LMU.
- Hans Peter Hahn is a professor em. for ethnology at the University of Frankfurt a.M. and currently a fellow at the CAS.
- Anke te Heesen is Professor of History of Science at the HU Berlin and currently a Fellow at the CAS.
- Karl Borromäus Murr is director of the State Textile and Industrial Museum (tim) in Augsburg.
- Johan Schloemann is an editor at the Süddeutsche Zeitung.