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Eunamus included a series of conferences and workshops...

These conferences were not only aimed at presenting findings and conclusions, they were integrated into the research process so as to generate results. Reports and recordings from workshops and conferences are available at outcomes. 

National Museums in a Changing Europe

Budapest 12-13 December 2012

This conference brought together researchers studying national museums and professionals responsible for taking these institutions forwards. It considered the past and present, but with the aim of debating the future, considering holistically the role of the national museum in the context of change.

Follow this link for the programme

Included in this conference is

Eunamus Final conference:



the Cultural Force of National Museums

Budapest 14 December 2012

This panel brought together policy makers at all levels, museum professionals and Eunamus researchers to discuss five cross-cutting propositions emerging out of this three-year multi-disciplinary transnational project. Click here to read the report from the conference



International workshop:



Museum Narratives for the Twenty-First Century

5 December 2012

Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Salle Vasari, Paris

Organized by Dominique Poulot, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, HiCSA and the EuNaMus project, workgroup Uses of the past. Follow this link to read more


Museum Policies in Europe between 1990 and 2010: Negotiating Political and Professional Utopia

Oslo 27-29 June 2012

In a Europe realizing the impact of globalization and human mass migration, the role of the national museums is put to debate. Studies from five different countries on how nations (and EU) develop policy in order to deploy national museums in redefinition of the nation state was presented at this conference. Museologists and cultural politicians were invited to meet and debate a matter deeply important to everybody concerned with cultural identity uses.

Click here for more information and registration and here for the conference flyer including full programme



Workshops in Athens 23 - 27 April 2012

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Organisers: Simon Knell and Alexandra Bounia


Open lectures in Athens 25 April 2012


Click here to read programme in English or here for a version in Greek



European National Museums: Making Communities and Negotiating Conflicts



25 January 2012



The Royal Museums of Art and History,



Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels


Panels on the policy relevance of Eunamus' research and the creation of new history museums. The event was open to museum professionals, students, policy makers, researchers and citizens.

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National museums and the negotiation of



difficult pasts



26-27 January 2012



Université Libre de Bruxelles

This conference took a transnational and comparative perspective on the conflicts that national museums have dealt with as holders of contested objects and as places where disputed or difficult pasts are displayed.

Organised by Eunamus and Prof. Dominique Poulot, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Click here for programme

Click here for abstracts




Great historical narratives in Europe’s national museums


Paris 25-26 November 2011

Since their inception, National museums have been key to establishing narratives of the political, military, territorial, social and economic constructions of the nation. As part of Eunamus exploration of storytelling in national museums, Professor Dominique Poulot hosted a conference on the theme in Paris.

Click here for programme.

Click here for abstracts.

Click here to read the blog



Great Historical Narratives in European Museums


(1750-2010): Building Nations, Looking across Borders and Remembering the Past


Paris June 29 - July 1 2011

Link to program and to Unfolding Eunamus blog from the event.

Presentations by Eunamus participants and keynote speaches.

Organised by The Department of Art History and Archaeology, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Click here for conference proceedings



Building National Museums in Europe 1750-2010



Bologna March 30 – April 1 2011

The conference was organised by Eunamus and the University of Bologna. It drew on more than thirty national reports exploring the museum-making process in European states.

Read more in the programme, on Eunamus' blog or on the conference's webpage.


Mapping and Framing National Museums 1750-2010



Stockholm April 28-30 2010

Program for the public opening of Eunamus 28 April 2010

Workshop program 29-30 April 2010

Summary of the workshop and the opening








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