Conference The Unpredictable Past: National Museums and Stable Civil Societies

By Invitation Only


Location Abu Dhabi

National museums face many challenges and transitions, but are still powerful cultural tools. This conference brings together academics and practitioners from around the world in order to debate the complex origins and natures of national museums, reflect on the changing roles of these cultural spaces, and search for new pathways to navigate the past and explore heritage more inclusively.

Image: © Dilip Banerjee

Convened by

Robert Parthesius Director of CIE - Centre for International Heritage Activities; Visiting Professor of Heritage and Museum Studies, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

Centre for International Heritage Activities