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April 1, 2019

NetworkDifficult Issues: proceedings of the ICOM Germany and ICOM Nord conference 2017

The conference proceedings are now available on-line, addressing demanding issues for today’s museums and museum professionals.

Continuing with the theme of International Museum Day 2017, “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”, ICOM Germany and ICOM Nord (ICOM Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark) organised a joint conference in Helsingborg, Sweden, from 21 to 23 September 2017.

The conference proceedings bring together numerous contributions to the conference Difficult Issues. Under this title, around 200 museum experts gathered in Helsingborg to present and discuss different practices and concepts on the topic “Which stories are remembered in museums and why?”

Museums and Contested Histories centres on how museums reorganise themselves to address topics that divide public opinion as well as the ways in which they empower their communities to take a stand and make sure their voices are heard. For ICOM Germany, as the publisher of these conference proceedings, ‘difficult issues’ means that museum experts deal with all conceivable problems and do not shy away from them.

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