Bubny Station hosted a mini-seminar to which the Memorial of Silence invited several colleagues from other memory institutions. The goal of this seminar was to share experiences and to evaluate a recent trip by the Memorial of Silence’s organizing team to Poland. New museum institutions are lifting our northern neighbor to the top of the European culture of memory.
We met with representatives from six leading Polish centers of modern history, who gave us tours of the exhibitions at their expansive venues. In our view, the trip was excellent preparation for working on our own planned permanent exhibition.
We also consider it important to engage in professional discussion regarding the evolution of museum language, although our first attempt was not as successful as we had hoped, for only two people came from the many Czech museums we contacted. It looks like creative dialogue regarding the evolution of Czech memory institutions has a lot of hard work ahead of it.