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The programme for the conference is now available.

We are very pleased to be joined by the following keynote presenters:

David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool, Vice-Chair of the European Museum Forum, and Chairman of ICOM’s Finance and Resources Committee

Patrick Boylan, Professor Emeritus of Heritage Policy and Management, City University London

James Taylor (Head of Research and Information, Imperial War Museums) and Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London)

Bernadette Lynch, Museum consultant and scholar

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Marika Sherwood permalink
    December 2, 2011 11:08 am

    Remembering and Interpreting Difficult Heritage

    Interesting to me that there is quite a focus on the slaughter of the Jews (including most of my family) but nothing on the death of milions of Africans in the process of being enslaved and transported to slavery in the Americas. Can we still not look at this? Or is perhaps some of this conference being funded by those who made their fortunes from the ‘nefarious trade’?

    • digibridge permalink*
      February 16, 2012 7:56 am

      Thanks Marika,
      An interesting comment, I think you will find if you look at the detailed schedule that there are a few sessions looking at interpretation of slavery and the slave trade. If there are less than other subjects then it no doubt exemplifies something very interesting – slavery was the ‘topic du jour’ in 2007, but where is it now? We have identified in the Challenging History work that there is a real problem with short-termism in work with challenging subjects, with sustainability being an ongoing concern.

      We are of course only able to offer as part of the conference sessions that were proposed to us – perhaps you could have proposed one?

      • Marika Sherwood permalink
        February 20, 2012 3:18 pm

        Sorry – just back from some weeks in US archives…. Dont recall even how I got to hear of the conference, so dont know how I could have proposed a session.

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