ICOM Europe | Conference “Living in Europe”, October 14th-16th, 2021

The Regional Museum of Maribor, Slovenia, invites you to take part in the international symposium, organised with ICOM Europe and with the support of ICOM Slovenia, ICOM Austria and ICOM Italy

Letter of the Museum’s Director, Mirjana Koren

The MUSEOEUROPE project was conceived in 2012 as part of the project MARIBOR 2012, European Capital of Culture. In 2014, our museum organised a symposium on the theme of The Applied Value of the Wooden Wheel. In 2015, the theme of the symposium was Meetings of Two Worlds. In 2016, on the 170th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s performance in the Knights’ Hall of Maribor Castle the symposium theme Europe at the Time of Franz Liszt was dedicated to this musical virtuoso. In 2017, the central focus is on kitchens, food and eating under the umbrella title of Kitchen Debate. The year 2018 was centred upon the general theme of the uniform as a reminder of social order and tradition, and in 2019, we made use of the Regional Museum Maribor’s clothes collection with the theme Textiles, clothing culture and fashion.

In 2021, within the framework of the internationally recognised project MUSEOEUROPE, we shall link up with ICOM Europe as partners in an international symposium. As part of this, we shall host ICOM Europe’s annual conference.

The MUSEOEUROPE 2021 Symposium has the title LIVING IN EUROPE. The focus will be on the living environment of both individuals and communities as expressed in cultural heritage. We welcomed symposium contributions on interpretation of heritage, archaeology, history, fine art, applied art, architecture, music and so on. Moreover, as Slovenia will be gaining the flattering title of gastronomic region of Europe for 2021, we also accpted contributions on the theme of gastronomy.

Papers will be grouped into four sections:
1. Public and intimate living spaces;
2. Social changes and the family;
3. Food and drinks from local to global;
4. Impact of migration on arts, crafts, architecture and on music

We invite historians, art historians, ethnologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, cultural scientists, psychologists, communicologists, pedagogues, and others to participate. The symposium will take place on 14-16 October 2O21 in the Knights’ Hall of Maribor Castle.

Additional information can be obtained by writing to museoeurope@museum-mb.si, by calling +386 (0)2 228 35 51 or on web site www.museum-mb.si/museo-europe/.

Warm regards on behalf of the Regional Museum Maribor.
Dr Mirjana Koren, Director