Trešnjevka Neighbourhood Museum

2.000 Euro Preis 2020

Land: Kroatien

Region: Stadt Zagreb

Sektor: Zivilgesellschaft / Sozialwirtschaft

Handlungsfelder: Kultur, Stadtentwicklung

Projektträger: BLOK – Lokalna baza za osvježavanje kulture

Verantwortliche*r: Dunja Kučinac

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Herausforderung

Muzej susjedstva Trešnjevka (“Trešnjevka Neighbourhood Museum”) responds to the challenge of representation and commercialisation of museums. National museum collections are often cleansed from history written from below. Museums are hierarchical and elite institutions, which many communities do not feel represented. Public finance cuts in the arts have also forced museums to commercialise their collections by focusing on tourism and away from the local community.

Idee

Neighbourhood museums built with the participation of the local community are new in Croatia. Muzej susjedstva Trešnjevka works directly with the neighbourhood community who curate the collection to manage the museum. The museum archives the diverse histories of the Trešnjevka neighbourhood, while challenging dominant national history and narratives.

Akteur*innen

Partner organisations and the neighbourhood community are both involved. Partnering organisations help to conduct research and facilitate community participation. The community creates the virtual collection; they collect and share personal narratives/contributions, as well as manage the museum.

Wirkung

The project aims to establish a neighbourhood museum that celebrates and preserves the diverse and everyday histories of workers, antifascism, women, and migration of Trešnjevka. Muzej susjedstva Trešnjevka brings the local community into focus; it defies the status quo and hierarchical practices of founding and managing cultural institutions.

Transfer

The neighbourhood museum concept can be transferred to other cities and local communities. This process can include creating and conceptualising neighbourhood museums in collaboration with Muzej susjedstva Trešnjevka.

Würdigung der Jury

Ein Museum als sozial innovativer Prozess, getragen von der Nachbarschaft im "Roten Trešnjevka", einem der größten Stadtteile von Zagreb mit wechselhafter Geschichte. Anders als die konventionellen Museen, die meistens einen elitären oder konsumorientierten Charakter aufweisen, wird dieses Zug um Zug entstehende Nachbarschaftsmuseum demokratisch verwaltet. Die gesammelten Objekte, Bilder und Geschichten widersetzen sich den herrschenden nationalen Narrativen, indem sie sich auf die unterdrückten Themen wie antifaschistische, Arbeiter*innen- und Frauenbewegung, Industriegeschichte und Migrationen im Kontext des Stadtteils fokussieren.