ICOM International Conference "Heritage Interpretation: the Power of Storytelling in Museums"
ICOM National Committee Austria,
ICOM National Committee Russian Federation,
ICOM National Committee Czech Republic,
ICOM National Committee Slovakia,
ICOM National Committee Switzerland
Locations: The State Hermitage Museum, Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, St Isaac's Cathedral State Museum
The conference will discuss how museums are aiming to benefit society, as they are cultural hubs invigorating communities at a local but also international level. As cultural storytellers, museums can be powerful agents of change, but to do so, we need to tell inclusive stories that break through the barriers that divide us. Often if different perspectives are brought together, the acceptance of this contested history is the first step for promoting peaceful relationships between people. Museums can encourage this process and are playing an active role in addressing traumatic histories or controversial topics. So what are the keys to creating the inclusive museum? What kind of new perspective or awareness should be conveyed to the visitors? What stories should be told and who is telling them?
Registration is required / participation is free of charge