Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s 2019 Tour in New Zealand

WELLINGTON

Thursday March 7, 2019, 2:00 (by invitation only)
Victoria University
Master class: Museums and the politics of history

Friday March 8, 2019, 12:30 PM (by invitation only)
Holocaust Centre NZ
The Future of Holocaust Museums

Friday March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM
Te Papa
Curating Between Hope and Despair: The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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AUCKLAND

Monday March 11, 2019. 11:00 AM
Auckland University of Technology
Beyond Living Memory: The Future of Holocaust Museums

http://1.org.nz/beyond-living-memory-the-future-of-holocaust-museums/

Tuesday March 12, 2019. 6:00PM
University of Auckland
Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish
Jews

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/curating-between-hope-and-despair-creating-polin-museum-of-the-history-of-polish-jews-tickets-55371759423

Beyond Living Memory: The Future of Holocaust Museums

Living witnesses to the Holocaust play a central role in Holocaust education, whether in Holocaust museums, commemorations, or visits to Holocaust sites. Notwithstanding the many diaries, memoirs, and sound and video recordings of survivor testimony, the impact of encounters with living survivors is unparalleled. However, a period without living witnesses to the Holocaust is fast approaching. How are Holocaust museums preparing for that day? This talk will explore that question.

Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish
Jews

Facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes on the site of the Warsaw ghetto and prewar Jewish neighborhood POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews completes the memorial complex. At the monument we honor those who died by remembering how they died. At the museum we honor them by remembering how they lived. This lecture explores the creation of the POLIN Museum and its multimedia narrative exhibition, a journey of a thousand years, and their potential to be an agent of transformation that can move an entire society forward.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864–1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust (with Mayer Kirshenblatt). She received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of
Merit of the Republic of Poland and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences. She currently serves on Advisory Boards for Jewish museums in Vienna, Berlin,
Vilnius, and Moscow.

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