Conference: National History Museums in South-East Europe: Learning History, building shared memories


This conference is organized within the framework of the “International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures” (2010), and will gather various experts, history museums directors, curators and historians across the region and beyond, so as to hold a comparative exchange of views on the role and function of prominent History Museums - national, but also regional or thematic- today. The meeting will serve to develop recommendations on strategies, methods and policies conducive to the transformation and development of history museums; discuss their function as innovative educational tools; enhance a better knowledge of their role as critical tools for intercultural dialogue and development; propose new interdisciplinary perspectives on European history and on the notion of “shared memories”; identify new forms of cooperation, exchanges and partnerships between these history museums within the region and beyond. Four round-tables are envisaged: “National history museums today: mission statements, goals and objectives, strategies”; “National history museums, education and intercultural dialogue: new perspectives on history and memory in Europe “; “Transforming national history museums in modern cultural institutions: education, communication, research”; “National and international exchanges, networks, partnerships: a new vision for South-East European and European history museums”.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International
  • Régional
  • Sous-régional


  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • South Eas European countries
  • Youth

Principaux partenaires

Council of Europe (Mr Jean-Pierre Titz)
International Association of Museums of History (Mr Philippos Mazarakis)
ICOM SEE Regional Alliance (Mrs Mila Popovic-Zivancevic) Hellenic UNESCO National Commission (Mts Ketty Tzitzikosta)

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

UNESCO, Venice Office

18/10/2010 - 19/10/2010