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Eunamus Final Conference: the Cultural Force of National Museums

14 December 2012, Budapest - Hungary

Eunamus addresses how the national museum can best aid European cohesion and confront the social issues which test European stability and unity. Findings indicate that the national museum plays a vital role in stabilizing and balancing competing interests within both emerging and established political communities. Museums negotiate political claims for national unity at the same time as they showcase Europe’s national, cultural, and ethnic diversity. They are born out of societal change and constantly adapt to alterations in political communities.

This conference brings together policy makers at all levels, museum professionals and Eunamus researchers to discuss cross-cutting implications emerging out of this three-year multi-disciplinary transnational project. Its four slots are stimulated by the pre-conference Eunamus report, National Museums Making Histories in a Diverse Europe.