Dr. Emilia Yang Presents at “Museums Under Pressure” Conference
On September 21, 2022, Stamps Assistant Professor Dr. Emilia Yang presented her work at the 2022 Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) International Conference “Museums Under Pressure,” organized by the Norwegian museum network for democracy and human rights (Demokratinettverket) and supported by grants from Arts Council Norway / Kulturrådet.
Yang presented a talk about her most recent project AMA and No Olvida, Memory Museum against Impunity. In this talk, she discussed how activists in Nicaragua use art, media, memory and the imagination to process their grief, share stories of pain, create community and expand the possibilities of advocacy. Yang’s presentation was featured as part of the panel “Museums, resistance and documentation,” along with colleagues from the Memorial Museum of the Dominican Resistance and The New Tibet Museum.
The Museums Under Pressure conference aims to critically discuss the relative autonomy and margins of action for Human Rights museums and related organizations, an urgent topic for museums in several countries today. The objective for all FIRHM conferences is to share experiences of participatory practices, developments of competences and methods, and community-based relationship building. Host museums are The Nobel Peace Center, The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, and Eidsvoll 1814, the National Museum for Constitutional History.