Symposium - Museums and the Throwaway Culture
Join the House of European History’s symposium, "Museums and the Throwaway Culture", exploring an initiative of ten partner museums committed to transforming their institutional practices and raising awareness about the historical and contemporary significance of waste.
This is the culmination of a transnational partnership that began in 2021 and concludes in early 2024. During this time, the partners have delved into the issue of rubbish from various perspectives, documenting, connecting objects, interviewing people, and sharing expertise. The symposium will share knowledge and insights gained during this multi-year, transdisciplinary cooperation, with a wider community of museum professionals and interested parties.
During this full-day event, we will engage in a broad conversation about our societies' entanglements with the environment. We will kick off discussions with short case studies from partner museums and guest organisations. The day will also include a guided tour of the exhibition Throwaway - the history of a modern crisis.