Private: Expert Session #4 – History and Identity

What is the historical narrative of today’s Europe?

Fri, 03 Jun • 10:00
Castrum Peregrini

Europe’s history is an evolving narrative based on a story of wars and peace, unity and diversity; it is a story of prosperity, of a space of shared values open to the world. This is the European story we have shaped together and of which we should be proud.

This representation of history and cultural heritage faces many challenges in a time of a rapidly changing Europe. With the arrival of new populations from all sorts of backgrounds and ethnicities, the question arises: How can we reflect on our cultural heritage at a time when Europe’s demographic is changing at a rapid pace? How can we better represent Europe’s diverse culture and population in European museums?

For this expert session we cooperate with L’Internationale, a confederation of six European modern and contemporary art institutions. Museum professionals, thinkers and artists will discuss the issues raised above, aiming to find an accurate depiction of history, unity and diversity, representing all Europeans.

Contributors are among others:

Charles Esche (Director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven – NL), Bart de Baere (Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp – BE) and Feran Barenblit (Director of Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art – ES), Sheamus Cassidy (‎EEA Grants, BE), Diana Pinto (historian/writer, FR), Siebe Weide (General Director Netherlands Museum Association, NL), Wendelien van Oldenborgh (visual artist/ film maker, NL)

This expert session will be in English.

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