War Museums and Agonistic Memory: a Report

Stefan Berger, Anna Bull, Cristian Cercel, Nina Parish, Małgorzata Quinkenstein, Eleanor Rowley, Zofia Wóycicka, Jocelyn Dodd, Sarah Plumb

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Abstract

Within the EU-Horizon-2020-funded project Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe (UNREST),1 one work package (WP4) analyzed the memorial regimes of museums related to the history of World War I and World War II in Europe. An article by Anna Cento Bull and Hans Lauge Hansen (2016) entitled “Agonistic Memory” provided the theoretical framework for the analysis. Drawing on Chantal Mouffe’s work (2005, 2013), the authors distinguish three memorial regimes: antagonistic, cosmopolitan, and agonistic.
Unexpected Encounters: Museums Nurturing Living and Ageing Well
As the world’s population ages, how can museums nurture living and aging well? The conference Unexpected Encounters: Museums Nurturing Living and Ageing Well, organized by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) from the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, set out to interrogate this question, and invited conference delegates to consider how museums unconsciously make assumptions about older people and perpetuate the dominant societal view of aging as a “problem.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-124
Number of pages13
JournalMuseum Worlds
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

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Berger, S., Bull, A., Cercel, C., Parish, N., Quinkenstein, M., Rowley, E., Wóycicka, Z., Dodd, J., & Plumb, S. (2018). War Museums and Agonistic Memory: a Report. Museum Worlds, 6(1), 112-124. https://doi.org/10.3167/armw.2018.060109