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19th UMAC Annual Conference

Kyoto, Japan, 1-7 September 2019

In 2019, UMAC’s Annual Conference will be be included in the 25th ICOM General Conference.

Please go to the ICOM 2019 website for travel and accommodation info, as well as:

Registration & Fees (NOW OPEN)

General Program

– UMAC 2019 –

University Museums and Collections as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition

University museums and collections are culture hubs. They preserve the cultural heritage of universities and make it accessible to researchers, students, and broader audiences. University museums and collections in the arts, sciences and humanities connect objects, people and stories, in the past and the present. They also provide inspiring encounters between diverse cultures across the university community and in the global context.

What does ‘culture’ really mean for the university today, in an increasingly global society facing multiple economic, political, demographic and environmental challenges? Can the university shape contemporary global culture(s)? Can it do it through its museums, collections and heritage? Does the context of being in universities make university museums inherently different from other museums? In what ways?

These are some of the issues UMAC wants to explore and discuss in Kyoto.

UMAC 2019 Preliminary Program

The UMAC 2019 program includes workshops, oral and poster papers, a special session with  ICTOP, and several visits to university museums and collections in Kyoto.

Pre-Conference Workshops (1 September)

Off-Site Meeting: University Museums and Collections in Japan (University Museum of Cultures, 5 September)

Post-Conference Seminar in Tokyo (Keio University Art Center, 9-10 September)

UMAC 2019 Call for Proposals (CLOSED)

Travel Grants (CLOSED)

Organising and Program Committees

University Museums in Kyoto

UMAC Acknowledgements



UMAC 2019 dates to remember

Deadline ICOM Getty Travel Grants: 31 October 2018

Deadline ICOM Travel Grants Young Members: 6 January 2019

Deadline UMAC Travel Grants General Call: 28 February 2019

Early Bird Registration: Until 30 April 2019

Deadline UMAC Call for Proposals: 31 January 2019

Submission results: 15 March 2019

Announcement UMAC Program: April 2019

More info and questions

Akiko Fukuno