History, memory and dialogue in South-East Europe: Exploring the identity of Nations

© 2011 Officine Grandi Riparazione
Flagship exhibit “Making Italians. 150 years of Italian history”

The UNESCO Venice Office will be organizing an international expert meeting with museum directors from South-East Europe on “History, memory and dialogue in South-East Europe: Exploring the identity of Nations”. The meeting is organized in cooperation with the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento (Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano). Organized as a follow-up to the previous encounters organized in Thessaloniki (“National History Museums in Southeast Europe: learning history, building shared memories”, Greece, 2010), and Berlin (“Best practices in museum management: dealing with difficult heritage, educating on history”, Germany, 2011), it seeks to enhance cooperation and dialogue among the South-East European national history museums.

The meeting in Torino will serve to discuss, in particular, a concrete proposal emanating from the previous encounters, concerning a pilot travelling exhibit, tentatively entitled “Imagining the Balkans. Identities, Nations and Memories in South-East Europe”.

The conference will comprise museum directors and experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey. Are also invited senior representatives from other international organizations (Council of Europe), European museums (German Historical Museum in Berlin, Germany), professional organizations (ICOM/International Committee for Exhibitions and Exchange; ICOM/International Association of Museums of History) and academic networks of research (Eunamus/European National Museums research project).


Type of Event Working group
Start 05.10.2011 08:00 local time
End 06.10.2011 17:45 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Krause, Anthony
Organizer UNESCO Venice Office Office
Contact Anthony Krause at a.krause@unesco.org
Country Italy
City Turin
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
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Link 1 Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano
Link 2 Officine Grandi Riparazione
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