Museutopia

Israel’s Military Museums: History Museums or Memorial Monuments?

Dec 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Museutopia

Maya Cohen-Mossek Translation: Margalit Rodgers  ‘The discourse is open, but the discourse also has boundaries’.[1] (MK Miri Regev, in an interview on taking up the post of Minister of Culture and Sport, May 2015). Israel’s military museums are located in a sphere of discourse engaging with, inter alia, identity, national memory, and commemoration. They are [...]



Out of Place: Haunting Pasts, Withering Presents

Dec 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Museutopia

Huub van Baar in conversation with Ilya Rabinovich. Huub van Baar is an Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Giessen in Giessen, Germany. Among his fields of expertise are transitions and nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of communism.



Museutopia – Foreword

Dec 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Art, Museutopia

Maarav’s Museutopia issue brings together two text and video compilations. One includes talks and articles about Ilya Rabinovich’s national museum photography project recently exhibited at the Israeli Center for Digital Arts. The other documents the Sanhedrin conference held at the center in 2008, which dealt with the relation between museums and nation-states. The first part [...]



Sanhedrin Conference – Part I

Dec 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Museutopia

The ”Sanhedrin” conference wishes to question the connection between the museum and the nation state, through the examination of divergent museum models, at a time when the status of the nation state is being undermined by influences of neo- liberal economics.



Sanhedrin Conference – Part II

Dec 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Museutopia

The ”Sanhedrin” conference wishes to question the connection between the museum and the nation state, through the examination of divergent museum models, at a time when the status of the nation state is being undermined by influences of neo- liberal economics.