A fascinating journey into the often unsettling and shadowy worlds of public memory and memorializing in Europe and the United States of America. Inspired and insightful readings of museums, monuments, libraries and other memory-spaces that help to rethink many contemporary orthodoxies about recollective practices, cultural heritage and the very relationship between past, present and future. Expresses the complex relationship between history, media, arts, politics and culture. Gyorgy gives first hand account, analysis and criticism about places of memory, with photos accompanying the text. The presented museums range wide in space and genre: Holocaust sites, museums dedicated to Sigmund Freud all over Europe, as well as leading collections of contemporary art. Published by the Center for Media and Communications Studies of the Central European University, distributed by CEU Press.