Museums and Comics as Manifestations of Public History
A Study of the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, and King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Together, we will explore the two-dimensional world of comics as well as the three-dimensional world of museums, taking you back in time and across the globe—from Jerusalem to Bavaria, but also to Japan and the United States.
We will investigate different media employed in representing the past as history in the public arena. In particular, we will take a look at the contributions of the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum, the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and at comics about King Ludwig II. Through the different media, we aim to better understand public history, with a focus on the meaning of the virtual sphere.
How is history made accessible to the public? What kind of different media are used to present historic events to a broad audience? Let’s take a closer look at the multiple dimensions of how past events are turned into public history.