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:
– 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.
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.
UMAC 2019 dates to remember
Deadline ICOM Getty Travel Grants: 31 October 2018
Early Bird Registration: November 2018-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 firstname.lastname@example.org