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Book release of "Museums in a time of Migration: Rethinking Museums’ roles, representations, collections and collaborations"

Tid: 2017-12-08 15:00 -- 2017-12-08 17:00
Plats: STORM, Malmö University Innovation Hub at Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7
Målgrupp: Everyone

We warmly welcome everyone to the book release of "Museums in a time of Migration: Rethinking Museums’ roles, representations, collections and collaborations"


Meet authors, listen to presentations and join a get-together with refreshments. 

The event is free but you must register by sending an email to mim@mah.se

Guest speaker:

Bernadette Lynch, PhD, is an academic and experienced museum professional in senior management in UK and Canadian museums. Formerly Deputy Director at Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, she has an international reputation for leading ethical, innovative participatory practice, particularly with migrant communities. Her recent work has been influential in instigating debates about the impact of public engagement in museums. She is an Honorary Research Associate of University College, London. Her research relates to intercultural dialogue, democracy, engaging with conflict, contested collections and difficult subject matter, and organizational change in museums. 


About the book:

Migration in all its forms is a prominent phenomenon, with far-ranging implications for society. Museums, being important educational institutions, not only reflect society, but what they display has the potential to affect our understanding of the world. When museums become places where people can explore the realities of migration, transnational connections, and human rights, they become even more relevant as cultural institutions, and can help drive positive social change, encouraging solidarity and sustainable development.

In Museums in a Time of Migration, leading scholars and museum curators reflect on museums’ engagement in migration issues. New and innovative museum projects around the world are presented in telling analyses of the theoretical and practical realities. Special attention is paid to the museums’ roles, representations, collections, and collaborations in a time of migration.

Following up on the Conference ‘Museums in Times of Migration and Mobility: Processes of Representation, Collaboration, Inclusion and Social Change’, held in Malmö in May 2016 the book is a direct result and part of the on-going project  Museums as arenas for integration—New perspectives and methods of inclusion (Dnr. 2.2.2.-2016-27105), co-funded by the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) at Malmö University. 

Edited by:

Christina Johansson Senior lecturer in International Migration and Ethnic Relations Malmö University, Sweden.

Pieter Bevelander Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations and Director of MIM, the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, Sweden. 


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