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19 October 2022

10:00–19:00 Study excursion focusing on the Soviet-period architectural heritage in rural areas of Northern Estonia.

20 October 2022

Conference Day 1 in the Rocca al Mare School

Live stream of DAY 1

10:30 - Gathering, registration, coffee
11:00–11:15 - Welcome, introduction to the conference

Moderator: Kirsti Jõesalu (University of Tartu, Estonia)
11:15–12:00 KEYNOTE: Ene Kõresaar (University of Tartu, Estonia)Museum making memories with life stories: (How) Does it work?
12:00–12.30 Merike Lang (Estonian Rural Museums)Painful history: To speak or keep silent? Interpretations of the 20th and 21st centuries at the Estonian Open Air Museum
12:30–13:00 Miklós Cseri (Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre) – Social changes in the 20th century: Museum’s new interpretations.

13:00–14:00 Lunch

Moderator: Ene Kõresaar (University of Tartu, Estonia)
14:00–14:30 Aistė Lazauskienė (Open-air museum of Lithuania, Rumšiškės) – Collaboration between museum and community at presenting the history of Soviet deportations to Siberia.
14:30–15:00 Thomas Bloch Ravn (Den Gamle By, Denmark) - Modern times, difficult stories and dialogue with visitors in Den Gamle By’s 20th century area. 

Digital presentation

15:00–15:30 Malin Bäckström (Jamtli, Sweden)Roleplay programs for youth on conflicts, refugees and human rights. 
Digital presentation

15:30–16:00 Discussion, coffee

Free time / curatorial tours to the Kolkhoz apartment building / general tour in the Estonian Open Air Museum (on pre-booking). 

18:00 Festive dinner in Kolu Inn on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Estonian Open Air Museum

21 October

Conference Day 2 in Kolu Inn, Estonian Open Air Museum

Live stream of DAY 2

Presentations and case studies: exhibitions, educational programmes on sensitive topics.

10:00–10:05 - Introduction
10:05–10:30 - Zsolt Sári (Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre) - Museum presentation of social and historical traumas. Examples of the Hungarian Open Air Museum.
10:30–11:00 - Ioan-Cosmin Ignat (Romanian Open Air Museum ASTRA)Old and New Communities in Romania. The ASTRA Museum’s Role.

11:00–11:30 Coffee break

11:30–12:00 Aive Peil, Agnes Kaasik (Vabamu Museum, Estonia) - Value-based museum classes combined on Vabamu’s example
12:00–12:30 Lolita Tomsone (Žanis Lipke Memorial, Latvia) - Best practice from Žanis Lipke Memorial

12:30 – 13:00 Coffee break

13:00–13:30 Hanna Forssell (National Museum of Finland, Helsinki) – On the exhibition "Story of Finland".
13:30–13:50 Mikko Teräsvirta (National Museum of Finland, Helsinki) - The story of summer cottages and Finland…
13:50–14:15 Conclusions, summing up by Maret Tamjärv 

14:15– 15:00 Lunch in Kolu Inn

Free time to get acquainted with the museum / curatorial tour to the Kolkhoz apartment building / Multicultural museum (integration programmes) / Summing up

Confrence is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment Act.

Northern Estonia
Western Estonia
Southern Estonia