2018 CAUMAC Symposium

Reframing university collections — Research Infrastructure

ANU, Canberra, Australia

Call for Papers

The Council of Australian University Museums and Collections is currently calling for proposals for our symposium to be held at the Australian National University on April 6. 

While the symposium is primarily a way for us to gauge the Australian experience of this issue, we also welcome international perspectives.  Even if you are not able to attend the symposium, we’d love to hear responses to these questions from your part of the world. We’d be interested in putting together a document to be made available at the symposium that gives an international perspective.

So recasting the symposium questions for an international audience:-

  1. How have universities dealt with the issue of legacy collections?
  2. What are the advantages and pitfalls of valuing legacy collections based on their potential for new research?
  3. How do you manage a collection to be ready for research that might currently be unforeseeable
  4. What does this mean for collections whose research potential is unknown?

We welcome the thoughts of university curators, researchers, professional staff, administrative staff, university leaders and students who would like to help shape our thinking on this issue.

Read more.

New MSc in Modern Material Artefacts, University of Glasgow, UK

This programme engages with historical and scientific concepts and practices for the interpretation, investigation and preservation of museum and archive collections. It is designed to enable you to become proficient in object-based techniques from art history, material science and conservation for the interdisciplinary study of commercial synthetic materials in applied arts and social history collections. A key strength of this programme is its focus on modern materials as common artefacts that includes fibres and colourants as well as plastics. Read more.

Starts September 2018.

ICOM Peru: Lima Charter | Carta de Lima 2017

As a result of the VIII Encuentro de Museos Universitarios del Mercosur/V Encuentro de Museos de Latinoamérica y el Caribe/I Encuentro de Museos Universitarios de Perú, that took place in Lima, Peru, October 2017, a Charter was published (in Spanish), underlining the importance of university museums in Latin America.

The full text can be accessed here.

Website of ICOM Peru.

UMAC receives a grant from ICOM-USA

UMAC is delighted — and grateful — that ICOM-USA granted us a subsidy towards the organisation of our annual conference at the University of Miami, Florida. 

 

 

Jointly organised with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG), UMAC expects this annual conference to be its largest ever.

See more about UMAC-AAMG 2018 here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: New ICOM/Routledge museum handbook series

Volume 1: Museum Management

 

ICOM is developing a four-volume handbook series. The first volume of the series, co-edited by Darko Babić and Catherine C. Cole, aims to explore contemporary practices in the field of museum management.

Abstracts of between 250 and 300 words, written in English, French or Spanish, should be submitted to Aedín Mac Devitt at aedin.macdevitt@icom.museum
 
The submission deadline is 2 February, 2018.
 
Read the full Call for Papers text is available.

International Museum Day IMD 2018

 

UMAC invites all its members, as well as the broader community of university museums, collections and galleries to commemorate the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2018.

Promoted by ICOM, the IMD 2018 takes place around May 18. It is a global event, with more than 36,000 museums from 157 countries participating last year.

Read more and register your activities here.