Christian Zöllner is invited to speak about Future Heritage on the conference “Replica Knowledge“, happening in Berlin from 02. – 04.02.2017
“Can a copy of an archaeological artefact be as exciting as the original? Is there “Replica Knowledge”? By investigating replicas as a specific category of objects, a change of perspective is achieved from mediating antiquity to researching the history of archaeological knowledge and its representation in collections and other contexts.
The talks address processes of manufacture, transformation of form and material, shifts in meaning and reinterpretation and the role of replicas for institutional and political identity.”