Case Study: Transforming Terror into Transmission, Education, and Repair
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 12-12:30 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
261 America's Center
Museums are essential to redressing human rights violations. Our challenge was creating a space relevant for our communities today and telling a story through which the voices of direct victims could be heard. The ESMA Museum Memory Site opened in May 2015 in a building icon of the trauma encrypted in Buenos Aires, the largest of the 600 Clandestine Detention and Assassination Centers during Argentina's military regime.
- Hear about the process and debates related to transforming a place of terror and collective trauma into one of remembrance.
- Learn how to include new and contemporary information in a museum related to history.
- Foster dialogue about past and present human rights issues in the development of educational programs.
Argentinean museologist. Director and co-curator of the ESMA Museum Memory Site. She has coordinated the NGO Memoria Abierta's oral archive and worked on the historical research of Spaces of Memory and is a founding member of the NGO Buena Memoria. In 1978, being a high school student, she was detained-disappeared. Liberated, in 1979 she exiled until 1983.