War Heritage Institute

“Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War: Roles and Challenges of War Museums and Memorials”

In the night of November 17 to 18 Ilse Bogaerts (curator of the uniforms and iconographic collections), Hannes Vanwymelbeke and Elle Jacobs (Remembrance Service) participated in an international on line conference entitled “Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War: Roles and Challenges of War Museums and Memorials”.

The War Memorial of Korea, who organized the conference, gave the floor to various museums, who each in turn presented the lessons learnt and the experiences gained while studying various conflicts. The accent was put on which story to tell and how to pass this story on to future generations. Ilse Bogaerts presented the WHI and focused on the objects in the new “War-Occupation-Liberation” exhibition. Hannes Vanwymelbeke and Elle Jacobs talked about remembrance education and the Train of the 1000. This truly was a successful collaboration between 2 WHI departments.

The interventions were live streamed on YouTube and can be viewed (dubbed in Corean) on https://youtu.be/b7X8J5BSmAU