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The Past in Public: Museums and Memory

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus 403 Kent Hall

NEW LOCATION: 403 Kent Hall 


  • Clifford Chanin, National September 11 Memorial and Museum
  • Stephane Grimaldi, Mmorial de Caen
  • Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Performance Studies, New York University, and Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw
  • Valerie Paley, New York Historical Society


  • Jacqueline Eidelman, Department of National Heritage, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, France
  • Andreas Huyssen, German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

An international panel of museum curators discusses the challenges of public exhibitions that deal with a difficult past: political constraints, conflicting narratives, material culture, and traumatic events.


Part of the Signature Research Initiative, Memory in Global Context

For further information regarding this event, please contact Sasha de Vogel by sending email to sld2121@columbia.edu .