Conference Alert: Spaces of Memory

From H-Museum:

Spaces of Memory – Museums, Original Sites, Memorials
Jewish Museum, Vienna (Austria)
IC MEMO Conference and Annual Meeting
Meetings of the International Committees / 21st General Conference of ICOM
August 20-22, 2007

In co-operation with the Jewish Museum, Vienna


Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien GmbH, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

Monday, August 20, 2007

10:00 Welcome

10:15 Guided Tour
- Permanent Exhibition Jewish Museum, Dorotheergasse 11
- Permanent Exhibition Museum Judenplatz, Judenplatz 8
- Temporary Exhibition "Best of all Women. The Female Dimension in Judaism",
Jewish Museum, Dorotheergasse 11

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Guided Tour
- Temporary Exhibition Museum Judenplatz, Judenplatz 8
- Visiting "Jewish Vienna", including Vienna's Stadttempel, the Memorial
remembering the victims of the Shoah and the Memorial against Fascism

19:00 Reception, Jewish Museum Vienna
courtesy by the Jewish Museum Vienna

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

10:00 Annual Membership Meeting IC MEMO (with elections)

12:00 Guided Tour Temporary Exhibition "Archives of the Jewish Community"

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Conference Papers: "Universal Heritage and Remembrance"

Museums of the Holocaust – from shrines of the muses to shrines of the
Dr. Pnina Rosenberg, Oranim Academic College; Ghetto Fighters House Museum,

The Holocaust as 'lieux de mémoire' in Austria
Dr. Heidemarie Uhl, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna

Difficulties with facing the past: Hungarian collective memory after the
system change
Dr. Monika Kovácz, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and
Psychology, "Holocaust and social conflict studies" program, Budapest

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

07:30 Departure for the Excursion to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp
and the Schloss Hartheim Memorial for the Victims of the Nazi Euthanasia,
Upper Austria (Oberösterreich)
(meeting point: Atlas Hotel, Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3, 1070 Vienna)

10:30 Guided Tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Departure Mauthausen

14:45 Guided Tour Schloss Hartheim Memorial

17:00 Departure Schloss Hartheim to Vienna

19:30 Arrival in Vienna

(For August 23, 2007 we are planning an "unofficial" visit to Budapest,
Hungary. For more information please contact the Secretary.)

Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek
Chief Curator, Jewish Museum Vienna,
Dr. Jan Erik Schulte
Secretary/Treasurer IC MEMO,


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