Migration is a topic of increasing importance for museums, including our own. A conference taking place today in Newcastle (UK) as part of the European Museums in an Age of Migrations (MeLA) project looks specifically at museum displays as they adapt to show social interaction in greater complexity: www.mela-project.eu/events/details/-placing-europe-in-the-museum-people-s-places-identities
Initiated in 2007 by the Israeli artist Yael Bartana, the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland seeks to “bring back” 3.3 millions of Jews, “replenishing” the country which suffered the greatest loss of Jewish life between 1941 and 1945. An estimated three million Polish Jews were murdered by the National Socialists, 300 000 were able to flee.
The Renaissance Movement called an international conference in order to formulate its agenda at the 7th Berlin Biennale in May 2012. The movement was represented at last year’s Venice Biennale by various films portraying fictional “homecomings.” See more: www.jrmip.org/