The Nordic Network of Popular Music Museums presents
From Youth Culture to Cultural Heritage. Popular music in museums and archives
A conference held at Rockheim. The National Museum of Popular Music in Norway
The Nordic Network of Popular Music Museums are proud to announce a conference on popular music history and heritage. During the last three decades, there has been an increasing interest in the cultural value of popular music and its material past. This has led to the establishment of a wide range of archives, Hall of Fames, museums and other institutions dedicated to collecting, preserving, curating and celebrating popular music as cultural heritage. How can the ephemeral and sometimes immaterial cultural expression of music be transformed into cultural heritage? What does this cultural heritage consist of? How is it preserved and communicated in archives and museums? Who tell what stories, how are they told and who are listening? These are some of the questions that we would like to reflect and discuss with journalists, musicians, students, scholars, people working in museums, archives, libraries, the music industry and people interested in culture and cultural history.