Care & Resilience

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Moderator of a special event centered around resilience.
DutchCulture welcomes seven outstanding museum professionals from Ukraine for a one-week visit to the Netherlands. We have asked the participants - directors of various museums and heritage protection networks - to share their stories with and have their voices heard by the Dutch cultural sector during our gathering Care & Resilience: Ukrainian Museums in Times of War on Tuesday 28 February. We will listen to difficult stories of loss and destruction, but also hopeful and inspiring examples of bravery, of sticking together, of fighting for one’s values. The gathering will consist of presentations and panel discussions, a Q&A and an informal network opportunity. speakers will tell us about their efforts to collect and save cultural heritage under dramatic and extraordinary circumstances. How did cultural institutions in Ukraine suddenly become spaces for refuge? What does resistance mean to them? How do they involve the communities, especially temporarily displaced people? How do local and international collaborations work and how can international communities help in the best way? What are the ideas for the future?

The presentations will be followed by an open discussion with the audience. The speakers appreciate Dutch museum professionals' questions and dialogue and wish to motivate the audience to think about the crucial question: what can the world learn from Ukraine?

We will round up our gathering with a networking opportunity & drinks.

Moderator: Rob van der Laarse, chair of the Cultural Sciences capacity group at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Westerbork professor in the Heritage and Memory of War and Conflict at the humanities faculties of Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam.
This event is organised together with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands and CER (Cultural Emergency Response).
Period28 Feb 2023
Event typeConference
LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational