Tackling Trauma Through a Museum: The War Childhood Museum in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Event Location: 
International Affairs Building Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219
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2016-10-12 18:00:00
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2016-10-12 20:00:00

 Please join the East Central European Center, the Harriman Institute, the Columbia Department of History, and the History in Action Program for a talk with Jasminko Halilović, Founder and Executive Director of the War Childhood Museum. How do you create a museum? Two years ago, young Bosnian author Jasminko Halilović and a small team of collaborators set out to establish an institution that would commemorate growing up during the country's brutal war in the early 1990s. The resulting War Childhood Museum has since faced down local political obstructionism while drawing significant grassroots support and media attention from London to Tokyo. This lecture covers its development from an early idea through a crowd-sourced book project and ultimately to a permanent exhibit in Sarajevo's city center. This event is free and open to the public.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Carly Jacksonby sending email to crj2116@columbia.edu or by calling 212 854 6217.

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Carly Jackson
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212 854 6217
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Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00