Diversity and enrichment


Hello everyone,

DEMHIST is all about diversity. Different people from different cultures, with different points of view and concepts leading to different ways of working. What we share is our desire to work to the highest standards and with the best professional practice. Through our diversity we are enriched, it brings us together rather than tearing us apart.

It makes no difference if you are still a student or if you are a professor. Or whether you are a curator, director, conservator, mediator, researcher, freelancer, or amatuer afficionado… If you are in any way involved with house museums, then, we belong to the same community.

Historical House Museums play an important role in society. Although they deal with micro history, they facilitate a better understanding of macro history. House Museums have the freedom to address controversial questions concerning our lives and our society. House Museums relate to us all since almost everybody has experienced the sense of dwelling.

My intention is to gather members of DEMHIST together. If you need a discussion forum or are looking for a platform to create innovative solutions then this is the right place for you.

At DEMHIST we have a working strategic plan, but we are always open to embrace new projects to develop the committee, to reach out to new members, to provide learning tools, to gain in-depth knowledge benefiting all members.
If you have ideas you would like to share, please feel free to do so.
If you want to propose a conference, a seminar, a training course, a national meeting or any other activity, the DEMHIST board will carefully consider your proposal.
Take the iniciative to propose.

I count on your commitment and enthusiasm to make it possible.
We are a community – the success of DEMHIST depends on you.

Welcome to DEMHIST!

Elsa Rodrigues
Lisbon, January 2019