Stuff, Stories and Strategies for the Future

For communities, Saskatchewan ecomuseums, community-engaged museums, this is a networking and planning event to revitalize and encourage growth of the ecomuseum model. The ecomuseum model has been applied around the world and it can be used to foster sustainable forms of development.

Ecomuseums Today: Lecture

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: REGINA | Royal Saskatchewan Museum


Museum specialist and project manager at CULTURA bureau d’études since 1987, René Rivard will talk about ecomuseums and its potential to be a heritage tool for sustainability. A reception with cash bar to follow. Everyone is welcome.

The ecomuseum movement started in France in the early 1970s as a new way of preserving local heritage with the help of communities who saw themselves as curators of the collective memories and symbolic activities found on their territories. The first wave of ecomuseums was aimed at heritage preservation and cultural representations. The second wave evolved into a new system to keep up with the developing concepts and practices that led societies into the 21st century.  They went from focussing on objects to investigating and discussing subjects. We are now in the third wave which started a little more than a decade ago. It challenges ecomuseums to deal with new ideas, and to tackle issues confronting not only communities but also nations and all of Humanity.

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