From the outset, biennials have been conceived as providing an alternative to the models of display and knowledge production that were traditionally formed within the museum1

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Through talks, tours, resources, workshops and panel discussions, schools and educators can gain insights into one of the world’s longest running international contemporary art events and its place in the city and region.

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1‘Nikos Papastergiadis and Meredith Martin, ‘Biennials as Platforms for Social Exchange’, in Elena Filipovic, Marieke Van Hal, Solveig Øvstebø (eds.), The Biennial Reader: The Bergen Biennial Conference, Hatje Cantz and Bergen Kunsthall, 2010 , p. 37