FIHRM Oslo 2022

PROGRAMME DAY 2
Date: 20 September
Venue: Nobel Peace Center

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Welcome to day two of the FIHRM 2022 conference. Join us at the Nobel Peace Center for four sessions, highlighting some of the most pressing matters for human rights museums today. The day programme includes a workshop excursion and a special lecture on the Nobel Peace Prize.


Note: Schedule given in Central European Time (equals UTC+02:00)

09.00–09.30 Registration, tea & coffee

09.30–10.15 Opening session, day 2

Welcome address, by Kjersti Fløgstad, director Nobel Peace Center.

  • “The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 exhibition - and a year of celebrating freedom of expression, truth, trust and democracy”, Nina Frang Høyum, director of exhibitions Nobel Peace Center. 
  • Special report ”Ukrainian museums under fire”, Tetiana Isaieva, Museum of Women and Gender History Kharkiv, Ukraine.

10.30–11.15 Plenary session 3:“Agents of memory politics: The museum between government, community and its own mission and integrity”

  • “Advocacy for Addressing Contemporary Human Rights Issues - the Case Study of FIHRM-AP”, Hung Shi-Fang, president FIHRM-Asia Pacific and director National Human Rights Museum, Taipei Taiwan.
  • “Conflictive collective memories – Spanish museums and the legacy of the 20th century”, Almudena Cruz Yábar, Ministry of Presidency, Relations to the Parliament and Democratic Memory, Madrid.
  • “Under the pressure of a disturbing present”, Marina Sala, Museo Internacional para la Democracia, Rosario Argentina.
  • Moderator: Francoise McClafferty, Head of Partnerships and Strategic Relations, National Museums Liverpool 

11.30–12.15  Exploring exhibitions at the Nobel Peace Center​

12.15–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.00 Plenary session 4: “Threats to the museums' autonomy. East European challenges”

Panel discussion with Dariusz Stola, former director of the POLIN museum, Warsaw and Jan Szkudliński, former partner to WWII Museum, Gdansk. Moderator: Torleif R. Hamre, Eidsvoll 1814 / Demokratinettverket.

With an online introduction to the recent ICOM-report from The Museum Watch Governance Management Project, by Bart De Baere, CIMAM Board Member (CIMAM CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) and director Museum HKA, Antwerp.

14.00–16.00 Excursion to the neighboring National Museum (Nasjonalmuseet). 

16.00–17.00 Parallel sessions: "Sharing good practices"

Session A:  “Partnerships and inclusion”

  • “Museums and Human Rights Education: a Case Study about  Inclusion and Participation of Young People in Bulgaria”, Daniela Kolarova, PhD, Aneta Kalcheva-Spasova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation.
  • “The Stolen Rainbow Flag, the Omikoshi Altar Carried to the Cherry Tree Garden and the Opening Guests Burst into Tears. Experiences and Notes on Museum Work at the National Museum of Finland”, Hanna Forsell, National Museum of Finland.
  • “Norwegian museum for Deaf history and culture (NDM). Challenging traditional museum thinking with agency and activism for Deaf people’s  rights”, Hanna Mellemsether, The Stiklestad National Cultural Center.
  • Panel, questions and comments. Moderator: Lillian Hjort, Director of Human Rights Academy, Oslo.

Session B:  “Insisting on the mission”

  • “Doi-Codi memorial. The challenges of building a memorial about the Brazilian Dictatorship in the context of authoritarianism”, Deborah Neves, Doi-Codi Memorial, São Paolo.
  • “Lenin still standing”, Kalle Kallio, The Finnish Labour museum.
  • «Snow White goes to Court - a playful encounter with the rule of law for children», Eva Furseth, The National Museum of Justice, Trondheim
  • Panel, questions and comments. Moderator: Marina Sala, Rosario Memory Museum, Argentina.

17.15–18.00 Evening lecture

«The Nobel Peace Prize and Human Rights», Berit Reiss Andersen, head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Refreshments.

19.15 Main conference dinner at the National Opera House.


The programme might be subject to unforeseen changes.