And now?

Perspectives on Holocaust education in museums




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Holocaust education is currently undergoing a process of transformation in museums. Globalisation and digitalisation as well as the loss of eyewitnesses are crucial turning points in this change. At the same time, an increasingly (self-)critical attitude on the part of institutions, exhibition organisers, and educators is changing how museums present their holdings and design their educational programmes: of particular importance here are a reflective approach to images, new digital possibilities, a departure from the national narratives of memory culture, and an examination of one’s own role and that of the institution. In the end, the focal points come down to issues of representation: what knowledge finds its way into the discussion? Who gets a chance to speak, and who doesn’t? What is shown and taught, how is it done, and from what perspective? What role does objectivity, descriptiveness, or sensitivity play in the teaching of history? What can be done to encourage a reflective and self-determined engagement with the topic? And (how) can references to contemporary issues be successfully integrated into a discussion of the Holocaust?


Based on a selection of theoretical and practical examples, we will examine current and future challenges and opportunities of Holocaust education in museums.






Organisers of the workshop

Hannah Landsmann, Director of Education, Jewish Museum Vienna (A)

Eva Meran, Head of the Discussion Forum and Cultural Education, Museum of Austrian History (A)

Karoline Boehm, Management Team, Museumsakademie Joanneum, Graz (A)



Vienna (A)



€190, reduced fee €140*

*The reduced fee is available to students, trainees, unemployed people, and employees of this year’s cooperation partners.


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Museumsakademie Joanneum

T +43 (0) 664/8017-9537


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Museumsakademie Joanneum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-664/8017-9537