16-18. September 2021

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Culture and crisis – Museums and societies in the face of extreme situations

Extreme situations such as war, terrorist attacks, pandemics or natural disasters put societies to the test. What consequences can a crisis have for our society? How does a crisis affect our conception of humanity? How do we deal with crisis narratives when normality returns? And what role can, and should a museum take during and in the wake of a state of emergency?

These will be core issues in the Nordic Museums’ Association’s conference «Culture and crisis – museum and societies in the face of extreme situations». Based on the Covid 19 pandemic the conference aims to address the links between social dynamics and crises, and specifically how this connects to the role of museums.

The conference will shed light on the questions from a long historical perspective and with a focus on Nordic conditions. At the same time, it will address the museum’s present and future: The ongoing pandemic has shown that a crisis may have a major impact on how museums are operated and organised, as well as on their approach to and communication of historical matters.

Excursion to Trondheim on the Saturday 18. September
The last day of the conference you have the opportunity participate in the excursion to Ringve Music Museum and take in a conversation between the department head Ingvild Johnsen at Egge Museum and project manager Lars Erik Brustad Melhus at Ringve Music Museum. The conversation is followed by a special tour of the newly restored Main Building, focusing on the building’s hidden secrets and the curatorial choices the museum has made.

Read the whole programme here.

Read about the excursion to Ringve Music Museum Saturday 18.09.2021

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