UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society

 

It’s never too late to remember the UMAC community that this remarkable recommendation exists since November 2015 to promote museums and their communities all over the world. In five languages.

UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society (2015)

 

The Archivio Lombroso is now online!

The vast number of documents that Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) donated to the University of Turin are now accessible online — an incredible resource for the history of science and the history of Italy and Europe.

Ritratto di fronte e di profilo di un galeotto. Fa parte dell’Album dei delinquenti n. 1, seconda metà del XIX secolo (Archivio Lombroso, Univerità degli Studi di Torino).

The Lombroso Project was established by the Museum System of the University of Turin, with the support of the CRT Foundation and the Department of History of the University of Turin.

Read about the Lombroso Project and access the documents here.

Also, read about the  Museo di Antropologia Criminale ‘Cesare Lombroso’ in UMAC World Database of University Museums and Collections.

Perm University is the WINNER of the UMAC AWARD 2018

The project Campus Martius, or how to become a citizen of Perm University, is the WINNER OF THE UMAC AWARD 2018.

Read more about Campus Martius, as well as the comments by the Evaluation Committee here.

UMAC congratulates the Perm University History Museum and Perm State University for this remarkable recognition.

 

UMAC will meet in Dresden in 2021 — with Universeum!

The UMAC Annual General Meeting approved the proposal by the Technical University Dresden (TU Dresden), in Germany, to host UMAC 2021. Kirsten Vincenz, UMAC member from TU Dresden, was in Miami to make the proposal, which was unanimously approved.

Photo: Creative Commons.

More importantly, UMAC will meet with the European University Heritage Network, Universeum.

The fantastic collections of TU Dresden can be explored in the UMAC World Database of University Museums and Collections — search them here.

Our Annual Conference in Miami, US, was an extraordinary success!

Largely due to the partnership with, and commitment of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, US, our latest annual conference at the University of Miami mobilised almost 400 participants from 23 countries. 

One of the UMAC-AAMG 2018 sessions, at the University of Miami, 21-24 June 2018.

UMAC is grateful to the AAMG and we hope to continue developing activities together in the near future!

Read more.

COMPETITION T.D. Lee Science and Art Lecture Fund, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

The SJTU TD Lee Fund of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) was established in 2013 with the aims of studying and exploring new scientific achievements, encouraging cooperation between scientists and artists, and creating artistic works to show the science itself or the influences that science brings to humans, society and the environment.

The Fund holds scientific symposiums and Science and Art Competitions on one specific scientific theme every year.  Since 2014, four competitions have been successfully held whose themes are “Synchrotron Radiation”, “Gravity and General Relativity”, “Parity Nonconservation and Neutrino Physics” and “Quantum and Topology”. In 2018, the theme is “Time Reversal”.

See below how to apply:

Submission Information and Calendar

Submission Form

More information, please contact Xuwei CHEN (xwchen@sjtu.edu.cn)