Conference: The contemporary history museum


3 December 2022, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The contemporary history museum as a place of remembrance and learning


This conference is being held in preparation for the new permanent exhibition area on the topic of the recent history of South Tyrol.

The aim is to involve as many experts as possible in this preparatory process and in this way to gather a broad spectrum of input, which will then be incorporated into the concept of the permanent exhibition.


Download: Conference 3.12.2022_ Program and Abtracts - German and Italian



Welcome and introduction
Arno Kompatscher, Governor and Provincial Councillor for Museums
Angelika Fleckinger, Director of the Provincial Museums
Emanuel Valentin, Director Fortress Franzensfeste

Academically and institutionally independent. General conditions for museums of contemporary history
Monika Sommer, Director House of Austrian History, Vienna (A)

The experience of homeland between people and objects. On the permanent exhibition of the Sudeten German Museum in Munich
Raimund Paleczek, Scientific Officer Sudeten German Museum, Munich (D)

Coffee break

How can contemporary history be taught in a museum as an extracurricular place of learning?
Roberto Mastroianni, President Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, Turin (I)

Lunch break

Presentation of the concept: The Franzensfeste Fortress as a museum centre for contemporary history. Transfer of histories.
Eva Pfanzelter, Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Franzensfeste Fortress.
Emanuel Valentin, Director of Franzensfeste Fortress

Plenary discussion: Andrea Di Michele, Hans Heiss, Raimund Paleczek, Eva Pfanzelter, Monika Sommer, Martha Stocker, Oswald Überegger


Moderation: Patricia Rahemipour, Director Institute for Museum Research, Berlin (D)
With simultaneous translation into German and Italian


© Sandra Mutschlechner, 2022