Program & registration

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Government, Community, Autonomy

Conference dates: 19-21 September 2022

Post-programme: 22 September 2022

Place: Oslo, Norway

Conference program

Please note: The programme lay-out is preliminary and subject to changes. A more detailed programme will be published in August.


Day 1 Monday 19 September

Venue: Eidsvoll 1814, Eidsvoll

  • Opening session, cultural happening and welcoming addresses
  • Plenary session 1: «Museums under pressure – answering the challenges”
  • Evening reception at Oslo City Hall


Day 2 Tuesday 20 September

Venue: Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

  • Plenary session 2: “War and peace. Museums in the crossfire”
  • Exploring exhibition making at the Nobel Peace Center
  • Plenary session 3: “Agents of memory politics: The museum between government, community and its own mission and integrity”
  • Workshops
  • Plenary session 4: “Human Rights work in museums: Sharing good practices”
  • Evening social programme. Main conference dinner at the Opera House


Day 3 Wednesday 21 September

Venue: The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, Oslo

  • Plenary session 5: “Room for minorities? Intersections between government and museums, and the power to define”
  • Exhibition tour at the HL-center
  • Plenary session 6: “Exploring minority rights through art: Diversity represented or misrepresented in the museum?”
  • Workshops
  • Plenary session 7: “Whose story? Mass atrocities in museums – human rights violations addressed in exhibitions”
  • Evening social dinner (optional)


Day 4 Excursions, post-programme (optional)

  • Alternative 1: Guided visit to Utøya,an island in the lake Tyrifjorden, the scene of the 22 July 2011 terrorist attack on a Labour Party Youth summer camp. Now housing a memorial site as well as an education center.
  • Alternative 2: Oslo museum tour.

Registration for in person attendance at the FIHRM 2022 conference is now open. Scroll up to the top of this page to find the button for digital registration.