We are happy to announce that after two years of remote, online gatherings, we finally will meet in person for the EMA Meeting in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on 8 – 11 September 2022 (Thursday to Saturday).

The conference fee will be 250 Euros per person. Here is the final draft programme and registration form to be filled and sent to the contact info in the document.

Aerial View Esch-Sur-Alzette
Credits: Emile Hengen
Credits: Emile Hengen
Parc Gaalgebierg
Credits: Emile Hengen

Museums in times of change – a series of workshops held at the Awards Meeting of the European Museum Academy in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

In the present time of rapid political and social change museums are called upon to reflect on such historical transition phases as well as to function as agents of social change themselves. The series of workshops thematises the impact of the Ukraine war on museums in this Eastern European country as well as contested memories regarding the Second World War in today’s Russia and Germany. Other workshops deal with the memory of our host Esch-sur-Alzette as the current European Capital of Culture. On the one hand, it will be about the topic of political resistance against Nazi Germany and, on the other hand, about the fundamental challenges of the development of a former industrial landscape into a cultural landscape. Another workshop addresses the role that art museums can play to engender social impact. Finally, another workshop will deal with the new cultural route of the Council of Europe – a route dedicated to the women writers as agents of gender-equality.

The workshops are part of the European Museum Academy’s Awards Meeting and will take place on the morning of 10 September 2022, from 9.30 to 11.00. Rooms in Esch-sur-Alzette to be announced.

With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Avec le soutien financier du ministère de la culture du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.

About Esch2022

In 2022, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg‘s second largest city, is the European Capital of Culture together with the 10 Pro-Sud municipalities and the 8 French municipalities of the Haut Val de l‘Alzette (CCPHVA).

Each year, this label is awarded to a different city or region within the European Union. Esch2022 shares this title with Kaunas in Lithuania and Novi Sad in Serbia..

The European Capital of Culture Esch2022 is a major project that will be relevant far beyond the official period from 22.2. to 22.12.2022. It seeks to build the foundation for a sustainable future with an even more self-confident identity and a strengthened economy for the entire Esch2022 region. For years, the so-called “Minett” region has been in transition and has so much more to offer – numerous nature reserves, a world of science and education, historic sites, popular attractions, and countless recreational activities as well as festivals. Learn more on www.esch2022.lu