International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes

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May 5, 2020

2nd ICMEMO Webinar Webinar

 ICMEMO is continuing its series of webinars dedicated to new strategies and creative solutions that museums can implement to face these challenging times.


Gained solidarity or loss of liberties:
How our museums might address changes wrought by the virus
  • What are the resulting implications of COVID-19 on the new ICOM museum definition?
Museums as institutions of influence addressing issues relevant to society.
  • Can this be a renewed opportunity for museums to rethink or return to their core values?
  • What will it take for the most vulnerable among our museums to survive?
Museums as active agents in strengthening civil society
  • How do we resurface in the periods of post-lockdown and the new normality?
  • What is our potential impact on governmental and non-governmental institutions
Keynote, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

address these questions and offer us a clear vision of the important role our museums could play in the present future.

Historian Ursula Muenzel, responding from Brazil,sheds historical light on the fear and anxiety a pandemic brings about when people are confronted with an “invisible enemy” and the dangers of its instrumentalization.