Public Programs: Exhibitions: Planning

Period of Performance

10/1/2021 - 6/30/2023

Funding Totals

$69,086.00 (approved)
$69,086.00 (awarded)

Planning of a Permanent Exhibition on the Global History of Genocide and Approaches to Genocide Prevention

FAIN: GE-280365-21

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (Skokie, IL 60077-1095)
Kelley Szany (Project Director: January 2021 to present)

Planning for a 1,000-square-foot permanent exhibition on the global history of genocide and mass atrocities.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center seeks funding to support planning for a permanent exhibition which will explore the global history of genocide and mass atrocities; the underlying conditions and patterns that lead to these events; and the roles of organizations, world leaders and citizens in preventing genocide. The Genocide Exhibition will incorporate survivor and eyewitness testimony, photographs, objects, and other primary sources to show how genocides have followed similar patterns of structural, escalatory, and triggering factors; and how transitional justice processes have contributed to the rebuilding and stabilizing of societies after genocide. The exhibition will illustrate the devastating impact of genocide on individual lives and reveal similarities across cultures and experiences. Viewers will gain a deeper understanding of our common humanity and knowledge of ways to stay informed and engaged in genocide prevention issues.