This year’s International Museums Day revolves around the theme of "Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums." To mark this event, the panel brings together scholars from numerous different disciplines to discuss how museums can play an active role in addressing the history of violence and trauma. The key question the panelists address is: what is the potential of art to engage these problematic histories and open up pathways towards reconciliation?

Chaired by Prof Roland Bleiker, speakers include: Mr Michael Aird, Dr Holly Arden, A/Prof Sally Butler, Dr Emma Hutchison, Dr Annie Pohlman from the Unviersity of Queensland and Prof Renee Jeffery from Griffith University.

About Visual Politics Seminar Series

Listed below are the past and upcoming sessions of the Visual Poltics Seminar Series. Beginning from September 2016, the majority of seminars can be heard on the UQ POLSIS YouTube channel. If you would like more details, have any questions, or if you would like to present your own work please contact Prof Roland Bleiker at