"It is a public collection and it belongs to us. Let’s see what we have!" Starting from this idea, people who have no professional dealings with art were invited to select art works from the depot. Together with five different groups of citizens, Janet Grau posed a question that suited the direct requests and expectations of the participants and those they had about art and the collection. Based on the selection of the artworks, each group developed an exhibition concept that became part of the whole presentation. Here, amateurs functioned as curators and actively participated in a process that usually is only reserved for museum staff. The focus of the discussion centred on associations of art in this public collection and if the museum was able to fulfil the expectations of its audience.
The participants will join the museum education program of the exhibition.