Colonial Trauma and Present-Day Europe




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“European identity” – what does this term mean today against the background of Europe’s historical entanglements and the challenges and hopes of the present? We will approach this question by focusing on the new and renewed museums that embody this idea, above all, the House of European History and the newly renovated, perhaps largest colonial museum on the continent, the old Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. How do these museums position themselves against the background of their history of foundation and collecting? How do museum professionals deal with (national) views of history and European/Belgian colonialism? How do they interact with the individual urban communities? Finally, what perspectives for and on Europe can they develop in its relationship to a globalized world?






Brussels (BE)



180 €, reduced price 150 €


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Museumsakademie Joanneum
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Museumsakademie Joanneum

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