Museums as Agents of Memory and Change (MuMe) 2019 aims to problematise museums as places of memory negotiations and agents of societal change.
Organised by the University of Tartu and the Estonian National Museum, the first two days of MuMe 2019 will be held at the Estonian History Museum in Tallinn and the last day at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. The keynote speakers of the conference will be Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) and Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine (Reader in the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck, University of London). Panel discussions include the topics of memory regimes; politics of collections, curation, and representation; the global futures of 'specific' pasts; collaborative projects; museum memories and global narratives; colonial heritage and the critical museum; the role of a post-communist museum; and curatorial perspectives. Practical workshops on museum practices will also be held.
Call for papers: Passed
Price: 110 EUR (Early bird full registration)