The International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) is a worldwide network of peace museums, peace gardens and other peace related sites, centres and institutions that share the desire to build a global culture of peace.
The conference theme, “Cities as Living Museums for Peace”, will highlight Belfast’s social and political transformation from a divided, troubled city to a one which models peace consciousness through post conflict healing and reconciliation.
The 9th International Conference of Museums for Peace is co-hosted by Visit Belfast and Ulster University. Directors and curators of human rights and peace museums, peace educators, journalists, artists, musicians, architects, policy makers, researchers, scholars and students of history, museum studies, cultural memory studies, international relations, international ethics, and interdisciplinary subjects have been invited to participate.
- Ulster University, York St Campus
- Stormont (Parliament Buildings)
- Belfast City Hall
Topics will include new developments in museum studies (museology), and the changing roles of museums for peace in the global age. For example, what is the role of museums for peace in education; in post-conflict healing and reconciliation processes; in the nuclear disarmament movement; in clarifying contested memories and multiple historical interpretations; and in raising awareness about socially-sanctioned, structural violence?