Museum of Movements: Memory, politics, and museum activism on the move.

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Lecturer: Olga Zabalueva, LiU
  • Website
  • Organiser: Institutionen för ABM
  • Contact person: Isto Huvila
  • Phone: 3420
  • Seminarium

Museums traditionally have a specific role in the process of knowledge production and distribution within societies. Is it possible to reimagine the traditional museum form in tune with times? What role is played by contested memories and “difficult heritage” in museum contexts?

This presentation focuses on the new museum project in Malmö, initially introduced in 2016 as a National Museum for Democracy and Migration. The project aims to address a broad specter of subjects, including migration, human rights, popular movements and civil society-based activism. 

Olga Zabalueva is a museologist and museum professional from Russia who is doing her PhD in Culture and Society at Linköping university, Sweden.