Kaja Širok is a historian, museum manager and researcher. She served as the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History and worked as a research fellow at the Faculty of Arts (Department of Sociology). She is currently the chairman of ICOM Slovenia and a member of the ICOM ETHICS committee and ICMEMO. In 2019, she was appointed as a member of the Academic Committee of the House of European History in Brussels. Her current research addresses museum and memory studies, with special emphasis on the creation of national narratives in relation to identity formation, contested memories and revisionism. She has published several articles and cooperated in various EU funded projects on memory and museum studies.