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Preserving Memory. Holocaust in Monuments and Memorials in the Czech Republic

Preserving Memory. Holocaust in Monuments and Memorials in the Czech Republic

The Institute of Art History, CAS and National Heritage Institute are organising a conference entitled Preserving Memory. Holocaust in Monuments and Memorials in the Czech Republic.

The aim of the conference is a professional evaluation of the topic of Holocaust monuments and memorials in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. The meeting intends to present both the historical and art-historical circumstances of the creation of these works, that are often neglected. At the same time the theoretical foundations, as well as the subsequent reception of Holocaust monuments and memorials will be discussed. Furthermore, the conference will not only follow the visual aspects, but also deal with changing minority identities and their influence on monument creation, and in a wider perspective on the individual, collective and cultural memory of the Holocaust and its projection into specific monuments and works of art.

The conference will take place on Tuesday 24 October 2023 at the Academic Conference Centre (Husova 4a, Prague 1).