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Conference and symposium Untold Stories: representation, heritage and museums

On Thursday, 11 January the conference and symposium Untold Stories: representation, heritage and museums takes place in The Hague. The programme - including workshops, a key note, and a panel talk - focuses on the role of museums and heritage institutions today and in the future. The keynote speaker is Valika Smeulders of the Rijksmuseum.

The role of museums and heritage institutions as public spaces is key in shaping narratives and representations. They serve as a bridge connecting the present to the past, effecting the trajectory of the future. However, who can resonate with these narratives, especially when some stories remain incomplete or untold. To improve the relevance of these institutions for a wider audience, it becomes crucial to consider how to make them more inclusive. By addressing these questions, we pave the way for museums and heritage institutions to evolve into spaces that resonate with and engage a more diverse audience.

The symposium is mainly in English and the plenary section of the programme can be viewed though a live stream.

For more information

For more information about the conference, please look at this page.