Announced: Inaugural Meeting of the International Network of Language Museums

July 3, 2016 will mark the inaugural meeting of the International Network of Language Museums. This collaboration between 11 museums spans 10 countries and 3 continents, and we at the National Museum of Language are pleased to participate as a member organization.

This year’s event is hosted by the Centre for Norwegian Language and Literature of the Ivar Aasen Centre and Museum. Nestled amid the mountains and fjords of the Ørsta region, the Ivar Aasen Centre offers visitors an immersive multimedia experience for exploring Scandinavian culture and languages. Its namesake, the noted philologist and lexicographer Ivar Aasen (1813-1896), occupies an important role in Norwegian history. Learn more about his life and linguistic contributions – which include the invention of a new “literary” language for Norway – here.

The conference schedule and program details will be finalized over the course of the next month, so stay tuned for more information on this exciting collaborative project.

International Network of Language Museums – Current Members

Academy of the Hebrew Language, Jerusalem, Israel
Canadian Language Museum, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Johnson’s House, London, England
Esperanto Museum, Vienna, Austria
Ivar Aasen Centre, Ørsta, Norway
Initiative für ein Museum der Sprachen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Vilnius, Lithuania
Mundolingua, Paris, France
Museum of Vuk and Dositej, Belgrade, Serbia
National Museum of Language, College Park, MD, USA
The English Project, Winchester, England

Photo Credit: Ørsta og Sunnmørsalpane