Memory building: Engaging Society in self-reflective Museums

ICMEMO/ICAMT Annual Conference 2017

  • The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (ICMEMO) and the International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT) jointly host their annual conferences in Cincinnati (USA) from October 15 to 20, 2017;
  • The conference will explore the engagement of societies in self-reflective museums; 
  • EUROM will contribute with a presentation on the current situation of heritage linked to slavery in Europe, highlinghting the case of Barcelona.

The meeting will begin with an examination of American narratives in its national museums, moving to other themes of interest to ICAMT and ICMEMO members. Parallel sessions will include the “Architecture of Memorial Museums on Historical Sites and Off Site”, the “Human Rights Struggle and Slavery in Exhibitions throughout the World”, creating innovative spaces, and recreating spaces where the narratives used for years are no longer resonant with its current visitors. The keynote sessions will be delivered by the ICOM president, Suay Aksoy, and the director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sarah Bloomfield.

The participation of EUROM counts with the support of the Federation of Internationally Recognised Catalan Organisations (FOCIR).

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