2009 Annual Conference: The Museum: A Dialogue in Shared Histories and Common Heritage

Friday 27 February - Sunday 01 March 2009

In 2009 the Annual Conference was held in the City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry. This conference discussed how the common ground of heritage and history has the potential to encourage museums to depart from tradition and embrace different ways of thinking, working and developing ideas. There are obvious benefits for museums to involve local communities in this area. Three keynote papers gave depth to the theme of conceptualising shared histories, the museum as a safe place to embrace and reflect diverse cultures, and the idea of heritage in time and place. The opening session focussed on creating a sense of place in Northern Ireland. Presentations reflected the wider sphere of heritage in landscape, public sculpture, both material and intangible culture and representations of repression in museums with discussions to debate and challenge issues surrounding the museum as a place that facilitates a dialogue in shared histories and heritage.

Click here to download a copy of the 2009 Annual Conference brochure

Click here to visit the 2009 Annual Conference blog