“FORM-ARCHITECTURE-MEMORY” IC-MEMO CONFERENCE, MUNICH

The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (IC MEMO) organises the 2015 Conference “Form-Architecture-Memory” to take place in Munich and Flossenbuerg, Germany, November 8-11, 2015. International speakers from countries including Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Germany, Spain, the United States, Armenia, Romania and Lithuania will be sharing their expertise on topics such as “Activating Social Action in Memorial Museums” and “New Exhibitions dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide”. The keynote speaker is Professor Barbara Holzer of Zurich.

The theme of the Conference will be further explored in various scheduled visits, including the recently-opened Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and the site of the future Munich Olympic Park, where a new memorial commemorating the victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre is being planned. Participants will also visit the new Education Center at the Flossenbuerg Memorial Site and join in the solemn commemoration of Kristalllnacht, the Night of Broken Glass (November 9/10, 1938), at the site of the former Main Synagogue of Munich.

The Director of Gernika Peace Museum, Mrs Iratxe Momoitio Astorkia , vice-chairperson of IC-MEMO will moderate a session.

IC MEMO http://network.icom.museum/icmemo/  is one of 31 International Committees in ICOM, the International Council of Museums with over 35,000 members, professionals and academics who represent the global museum community.

See the IC-MEMO Conference program. Munich, november 2015 of the conference

For more information about the Conference and IC Memo contact:

Markus Moors, Secretary of IC MEMO

moorsm@kreis-paderborn.de

Tel. +49 2955-762237

Further information about accommodation in Munich:

http://www.muenchen.de/int/en/accomodation-hotels.html

Registration for the conference: http://goo.gl/forms/q5HjDKrX63

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