Recap Closing Session Sharing Stories on Contested Histories 2021

The third edition of the international training Sharing Stories on Contested Histories took place online between 11 and 23 April 2021. This training was organized by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, together with the Reinwardt Academy and focused on the issue of presenting contested histories from multiple perspectives.

The programme kicked off with a welcoming speech by Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, who encouraged participants to “be brave in their discomfort”, as this will further the discussion on how to present contested histories from multiple perspectives. During the training, the participants joined lectures and read and viewed key learning materials, they virtually visited heritage organisations in the Netherlands, and had discussions with heritage professionals and academics.