Museums of the cities had existed as early as in the 19th century, but their first large-scale onset, mainly in Europe and North America, occurred in the early 20th century. As a rule, these museums are not a center of attraction for tourists, but a city museum can help residents rediscover their own habitat, learn new things and understand how the modern urban environment works.
What tools can a museum use to explore the city? Is there a need for a new interpretation of the museum material in view of the current political setting? Can a museum of the city be a means for social outreach?
The discussion will be held at 1 pm Ulyanovsk time (12 pm Moscow time).