Culture, Care and Healing
This year’s CoMuseum conference will focus on healing through cultural and creative outlets. It will explore how the cultural and creative sector – museums and cultural organizations – may contribute to the recovery and development of our societies, institutions, and relationships.
- 15:55 - 16:15
- “Let them finally be heard!” How integrating a multiplicity of voices may lead to more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable societies
- More and more museums worldwide are addressing the yet untold, topics that are lying under the surface, within individuals, families and societies. The work is demanding for all involved, especially when the Untold is related to unpleasant, traumatic experiences of a troubled past. Integrating a multiplicity of voices in a larger picture of historical events can, nevertheless, contribute to healing processes within individuals and disturbed societies, and in this lecture, I will explain why – and how. I will take my starting point from the findings of more than 200 in-depth interviews that my colleagues and I have conducted in seven European countries, with three generations of people who have experiences of war and forced migration within their families.