Skeletons in the Closet. Difficult Museums considerers how museums deals with the remembering and – especially – the forgetting of difficult histories. At core lies a discussion of how canonised persons are dealt with, such having a difficult history as Richard Wagner, General Lee, Zarah Leander, Verner von Heidenstam, Gustaf Mannerheim, and many more.

The book is written by Ana Luiza Rocha do Valle, Brazilian museologist and PhD Student at Department of Literary Theory (University of Sao Paolo) and Stefan Bohman, Associate Professor in Museology (Umeå Universitet) and also former Museum Director. Both authors will be present and they will give a talk about the book and its outcomes, through both Brazilian and Swedish examples.

The presentation is followed by a discussion.
Refreshments will be served.

Date and time: 6th Mars, 2019, 15.00 CET
Location: D4110, Stockholm University, Södra husen
(the seminar room is located in the aisle between house D and house E, at 4th floor level)

Please confirm your attendance to , no later than the 1st Mars.