Since her first volunteer job at the Chemung County Historical Society in upstate New York at the age of 14, Linda Norris has been reflecting on museums’ transformative power. In
Through its Methodology and Practice department, the Coalition offers a range of trainings and consultations to help museums, historic sites and other cultural organizations engage visitors in ever relevant and
In 1995, in the Perm region of the Russian Federation, a unique memorial museum of the history of political repression was created in the former camp for political prisoners Perm-36.
Responding to social upheavals and ongoing human rights abuses in “real time” is a challenging but critical component of what Sites of Conscience do. The Maidan Museum (formally known as the National
Founded in 2009, Gulag.cz (Czech Republic) shares and circulates information about the Soviet gulag and its connection to the totalitarian regime in the USSR more generally. With public access to such
Closed in 1982, the remote and foreboding Spaç Prison once held Albania’s imminent political prisoners under the Communist regime. In this essay, Mirian Bllaci, a Program Manager at Coalition member Cultural
In June 2018 I had the privilege of joining the Coalition as the Regional Program Manager for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. As a museum professional living half the
There are currently over 65 million forcibly displaced people around the world, more than at any other time since World War II. The number of people fleeing their homelands has
In the US, the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February 2018 – and the subsequent student-led activism demanding federal gun control reform –
For Shirley Gunn, activism and personal stories have long gone hand in hand. Born in Cape Town in 1955, she grew up as an eyewitness to the injustices of apartheid.