September 20, 2021
ICMEMO / ICETHICS JOINT CONFERENCE . September 30th 2021 Conference
Topic: POLITICAL PRESSURE ON MUSEUM PROFESSIONALS: Controlling the narrative?
Political pressure on museums seems to be increasing worldwide, leaving museum professionals with ethical challenges to consider.
How far should museums stretch or compromise when politics or politicians in charge demand different approaches to those which the museum director or employees regard as sound in light of their professional standards?
What about the personal integrity of museum professionals towards their field and social responsibility? Who can they turn to for help, if needed?
In short: Where is the line drawn for the museum professional when torn between partisan political interests and the profession’s own standards? And how can the museum community protect its standards and support its members?
Kathrin Pabst, ICETHICS Chair
Ophelia Leon, ICMEMO Chair
Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek Valeria Pica
- Keynote : 2 x 20 min presentation . 1 hour total ( case study and overview)
o Dariusz Stola / Poland
o Pier Luigi Sacco
Short conversation between Dariusz and Pier Luigi
5 minute break
- 5 selected speakers who present case studies from different parts of the world (10 mins. each)
- Asia / Inkyung Chang / Chair ICOM Korea
- Latin America / Luisa de Peña / Chair ICOM Dominican Republic
- North America / Linda Norris / Sites of Conscience
- Slovenia / Kaja Sirok/ Chair ICOM Sloven
- Africa / Karima Grant / Care Imagination Africa
Date: Thursday, 30th of September 2021
Time: 2 PM CEST Paris
Duration: 3 hours
Digital event: Meeting Room Event (registration required)
We look forward to seeing you!