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The 2003 Conference

The UMAC 2003 Conference was held at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, USA from September 21-26. The principal host was the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

The title and theme of the conference was: Engaging the Community.

The papers and posters are listed below. Abstracts and full text may be accessed by clicking on the appropriate box.


Gary Edson
Director, Texas Tech University Museum, US
Member, ICOM Executive Council
Welcome Full Text
Janine Andrews
Executive Director, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta Museums, Canada
Frannie Blondheim
Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta Museums, Canada
Seize the Day: New Strategies in a Changing Culture for Making Museums and Collections Accessible Abstract Full Text
Cynthia Ann Bettison
RPA Director and Archaeologist, Western New Mexico University Museum, US
The Brass Tacks of Keeping Your University Museum Open and Maintaining Collection Integrity Abstract Full Text
Axel Christophersen
Director and Professor, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, University of Trondheim / NTNU, Norway
Learning, Reflecting, Provoking? Abstract Full Text
Mauricio Candido da Silva
Exhibition Designer, Museu du Zoologia, da Universidad de São Paulo
Museum Exhibitions and the Consecrated Object Abstract Full Text
Rhonda Davis and Kirri Hill
Vice Chancellor's Office, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
The Spirit Crying for Meaning - University Network Support in Research Enterprises Abstract Full Text
Steven de Clercq
Utrecht University, Senior Consultant Academic Heritage
Straatweg 17
3603 CV Maarssen
Museums As A Mirror of Society: A Darwinian look on the development of museums and collections of science Abstract Full Text
Judy Diamond Ph.D. Associate Director and Professor
Amy Spiegel Ph.D., Research Professor
Debra Meier, Administrative Coordinator
Sarah Disbrow Ph.D., Consultant
University of Nebraska State Museum
307 Morrill Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0332 USA

Corresponding author: Judy Diamond, Phone: 402-472-4433, FAX 402-472-8899,
Virus and the Whale: Exploring Evolution in a Museum Colloration Abstract Full Text
Dr. Hugues Dreysse
Directeur, Misison CST-UL, France
University and City: the role of the museums and the scientists Abstract Full Text
Joshua M. Gorman
Collections Coordinator, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Linking Museums and Libraries: Subject Access Through museum objects Abstract Full Text
Karl L. Hutterer
Executive Director
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, US
University Museums and Collections of Natural History Full Text
Leonard Janiszewski and Effy Alexakis
Australian History Museum
Macquarie University
NSW 2109 Australia
'In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians' National Project - engaging and linking communities Abstract Full Text
Nicola Ladkin
Museum of Texas Tech University, US
Classroom, Lab, Workshop, Studio: The Use of the University Museum for Professional Museum Training Abstract Full Text
Chung Kyu Lee
Director, Yeungham University Museum, Korea
Bong W. Kang
Director, Kyongju University Museum, Korea
Social Education of the University Museum in Seoul Abstract Full Text
Michèle Loneux
Institut de Zoologie, Belgium
How to valorize a scientific heritage unrecognized; the case of the zoological collections of Liege University Abstract Full Text
Marta C. Lourenço
Museum of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal
What It Is and What Isn't: a personal account of natural history collections in European universities today Full Text
Susan Moldenhauer
Director, University of Wyoming Art Museum, US
Going the Distance: A Model for Meaningful Outreach Abstract Full Text
Bill North
Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, US
Curation Matters! Abstract Full Text
Jane Pickering
Assistant Director of Public Relations, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, US
Museum public programs in a university setting - what's the difference? Abstract Full Text
Barbara Rothermel
Director of the Daura Gallery / Museum Studies Program
Lynchburg College
Virginia, USA
Teaching from Objects and Classics in a College Art Gallery Abstract Full Text
Andrew Simpson
Division of Environmental and Life Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
University Museums and formative experiences in natural history Abstract Full Text
Felix Sperling
Department of Biological Sciences, CW405 Biological Sciences Centre, T6G 2E9
Sean Graham
Department of Biological Sciences, CW405 Biological Sciences Centre, T6G 2E9
Roisin Mulligan Research Services Office, 222 Campus Tower, T6G 2E1
Catherine La Farge
Department of Biological Sciences, CW405 Biological Sciences Centre, T6G 2E9
Janine Andrews
Museums and Collections Services, Ring House #1, T6G 2E1
Unlocking the legacy of Alberta's natural science collections Abstract Full Text
Peter Stanbury
Museums, Collections & Heritage.
Vice Chancellor's Office.
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
UMAC: Information, Ideas and International Collegiality Full Text
Karl Van Dyke
Manager/Curator, Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Ancient Cultures meets Modern Minds Abstract Full Text
Dominick Verschlde
Curator, University of Ghent - Zoology Museum, Belgium
The Ghent University Zoology Museum: a Struggle for Life Abstract Full Text
Robin Walsh
The Lachlan Macquarie Room
Macquarie University Library
Macquarie University, NSW, 2109, Australia
Distant Lives & Digital Surrogates:
Historical Research, Electronic Publishing & Collaborative Partnerships in an Australian University Museum
Abstract Full Text
Dr. Cornelia Weber
Humboldt University at Berlin
Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik
Unter den Linden 6,
10099 Berlin, Germany.
University Collections as a Tool for Teaching Multimedia Literacy Abstract Full Text
Dr Cornelia Weber
Humboldt University at Berlin, Germany
Marta C. Lourenço
Museum of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal
UMAC Worldwide Database Full Text

Last update: 23 January 2004.
Peter Stanbury, OAM, PhD
Museums, Collections & Heritage. Vice Chancellor's Office. Macquarie University NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
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