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Difficult Heritage: disputed figures in contemporary memorial museums

Giulia Bertolazzi
Screenshot from "The Conscience of Nhem En" (Steven Okazaki, 2008)

The role of the museum has found itself, from the last decade to the present, at the center of an extended debate. It is expected to foster broader and more complex critical reflections, responding to that multi-temporal challenge that asks for holding together past, present and future. In a new and radical perspective for the institution, capable of addressing current representational challenges, museums working from the so-called difficult heritage constitute an interesting category for the analysis of new museum practices. These consider absent testimonies, silenced by established narratives, and complicate responsibilities for past traumas. If the new museology suggests how the museum is called to realize a correspondence between cultural representation and social change, difficult heritage and its rewritings in the exhibition space can become useful tools for the emergence of counter-hegemonic narratives and new shared awarenesses in relation to the controversial issues of our past and present.

Biography

Giulia Bertolazzi

Giulia Bertolazzi graduated (MA) at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan in Art History. In 2023 she concluded a postgraduate specialization course in Historical and Artistic Heritage at University of Bologna, with a thesis on Memorial Museums. She is currently a PhD student at Universty of Palermo and University of Milan. Her interest research concern memory studies, museum studies, contemporary museology and contemporary art.

research: seminar

Difficult Heritage: disputed figures in contemporary memorial museums

Giulia Bertolazzi
Screenshot from "The Conscience of Nhem En" (Steven Okazaki, 2008)

The role of the museum has found itself, from the last decade to the present, at the center of an extended debate. It is expected to foster broader and more complex critical reflections, responding to that multi-temporal challenge that asks for holding together past, present and future. In a new and radical perspective for the institution, capable of addressing current representational challenges, museums working from the so-called difficult heritage constitute an interesting category for the analysis of new museum practices. These consider absent testimonies, silenced by established narratives, and complicate responsibilities for past traumas. If the new museology suggests how the museum is called to realize a correspondence between cultural representation and social change, difficult heritage and its rewritings in the exhibition space can become useful tools for the emergence of counter-hegemonic narratives and new shared awarenesses in relation to the controversial issues of our past and present.

21 May 2024
17:00
19:00

Sala Martinetti

Università degli Studi di Milano

Via Festa del Perdono, 7

Difficult Heritage: disputed figures in contemporary memorial museums
Giulia Bertolazzi
Sala Martinetti
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Festa del Perdono, 7
20240521
17:00
19:00