Third Leonidas Donskis Memorial Conference

Difficult Dilemma’s – The Role of Museums and Public Space in Remembering the Past

September 21, 2020

Remembering the past is important as a means to honor those who excelled in humanity or heroism, to commemorate those who fell victim to repression or terror and to help society in the process of healing. Some, however, argue that it is also important to learn to forget, or feel that the past is so painful that it should not be visible in public space.

The Third Leonidas Donskis Memorial Conference will be dedicated to this theme, and is very much in line with the work and thoughts of this outstanding scholar, philosopher and political scientist, who died the early age of 54 on September 21, 2016. The one-day conference will be followed by a reception for speakers and guests and a Commemorative Donskis Concert at the Ciurlionis Gallery in Kaunas.

The Andrei Sakharov Research Centre contributes to the development of a pluralist and democratic society in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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