Category Archives: Cultural policy

Are national museums prepared for Creative Europe?

Creativity and diversity, these two buzzwords are at the heart of the new EU programme dedicated to the cultural and creative sectors,  and proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011. During the next year the proposal Creative Europe, will … Continue reading

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National museums of Australia

Peter Aronsson Where is it? Laurajane Smith and Kylie Message, Australia National University, are the best guides you could imagine for an understanding of the dynamics of the Australian National Museum since it opened in 2001. They make me understand … Continue reading

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Balkan history – facilitating dialogues on conflicting pasts – blogpost by Peter Aronsson

Anthony Krause at the UNESCO office of Venice has called on national history museums in South East Europe to work together on a traveling exhibition. Museum leaders from 12 countries met for the third time in Torino 5-6 October for … Continue reading

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Rekindling the roles of national museums in Dublin and Belfast

Thomas Cauvin is doctorial researcher at the European University Institute and is affiliated to Eunamus’ partner in Paris. He contributes to Eunamus’ research on great historical narratives. He has been invited as a guest at Unfolding Eunamus to present two recent articles … Continue reading

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What does it take to make museums into agents of change?

The symposium Hot Science Global Citizens, in Sydney 5-6 May, explored new emerging possibilities for natural  history museums, science museums and science centres to act as resources, catalysts and agents of change in climate change debates and decision-making. A range of potential … Continue reading

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France’s historians ask whether we should still be building “National” History Museums

By Felicity Bodenstein, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne The third phase of Eunamus, entitled Uses of the Past: narrating the nation and negotiating conflict will consider representations of national history in museums across Europe. We need look no further than … Continue reading

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