Museums under pressure

19 september 2022, kl. 10:00 - 18:30

Konferens anordnad av Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM). Programmet rör frågor kring relativ autonomi och manöverutrymme för att agera för museer med inriktning mänskliga rättigheter och relaterade organisationer. Frågor om maktrelationer mellan regeringar, museer och andra institutioner med stort maktkapital. Hur beroendeställningar kan forma vilken roll museer tar och hur de tar sig an frågor som kan betraktas som känsliga eller kontroversiella. Programmet sträcker sig mellan 19-21 september och består av key note speakers, paneldiskussioner och workshops.

Var: Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
Ytterligare information: Conference topics 2022 The conference aims to critically discuss the relative autonomy and margins of action for Human Rights museums and related organisations, an urgent topic for museums in several countries today. What types of relations exists between museums, governments, and other power holders? How do such dependencies shape the role of museums and their engagement with subjects considered to be sensitive or controversial? The conference further aims to map the current situation for museums dealing with human rights worldwide that address social, cultural, and political inclusivity/exclusion from different angles. The conference especially welcomes submissions with best practice examples where the goal is to address and negotiate inclusivity, within the museum space and/or in society in general. What approaches or strategies for inclusion have proven to be especially relevant for human rights museums? The objective for all FIRHM conferences is to share experiences of participatory practices, developments of competences and methods, and community-based relationship building. Organizers The 2022 FIHRM conference is organized by the Norwegian museum network for democracy and human rights (Demokratinettverket). Host museums are The Nobel Peace Center, The Norwegian Centre for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, and Eidsvoll 1814, the National Museum for Constitutional History.