NEMO (Network of European Museum Organisations) is presenting a free NEMO Webinar on museum planning methodology at sites associated with difficult pasts on the 25 June 2018 at 15:00 (CET). The deadline for registering is 22 June 2018.
Jonathan Eaton, Cultural Heritage without Borders - Albania, will facilitate the presentation "From mines to mind-maps: A dialogue-based approach to museum planning at Spaç Prison".
This webinar explores a dialogue-based approach to museum planning at sites associated with difficult pasts. At this webinar, you will learn different methods for building dialogue on difficult pasts and engaging diverse stakeholders in order to unlock the potential for such sites to promote human rights, civil responsibility and democratic ideals.
Participants will follow the ongoing work of a non-profit organization at a former political prison and forced labor camp in north-central Albania called Spaç. Beyond all of the managerial and conservation issues related to developing this site, Spaç Prison challenges what it means to ‘establish' a museum.
In an unstable climate, where the future of the site is not ensured, the underlying processes of heritage and museum-making must be shaped by dialogue, engagement and openness. As Spaç shows, a dialogue-based approach is a necessary precursor for an established and successful future museum at the site.
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