The latest issue of UMACJ — University Museums and Collections Journal — has just been released.
Edited by Panu Nykänen, Barbara Rothermel and Andrew Simpson, UMACJ 10 comprises a selection of papers from UMAC’s Annual Conference in Finland in 2017, featuring case studies from university museums and collections in Albania, Australia, Estonia, China, Greece, and many others.
The issue also includes a special article by Panu Nykänen offering some perspectives on the formation of UMAC in 2001.
UMACJ is an open access journal and No. 10 can be downloaded here.
The Challenges of Museum Collections Today: Call for ICOM-ITC grants
ICOM, ICOM China and the Palace Museum award full and partial grants to attend the upcoming workshop of the ICOM International Training Centre for Museum Studies (ICOM-ITC), which will be held in Beijing, China, from 10 to 18 April 2019.
ICOM partners with the OECD to release a Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums
With an aim of highlighting the role museums play in local development the ICOM and OECD Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums is a road map for local governments, museums and museum professionals on how to jointly define a local development agenda that promotes a more sustainable future. During 2017 and 2018, several ICOM committee representatives and members met regularly and worked together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ICOM Secretariat for the creation of the Guide.
The Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina, created an OBSERVATORY OF UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS.
The Observatory is an interdisciplinary project that encourages the reflection, analysis and innovation in the practices of the museums of the UNLP. It proposes a space for study and collective construction in order to contribute to the formulation of proposals and actions on subjects regarding the patrimony, that have an impact in social, cultural, economic and political contexts.
Promoting spaces for the dialogue, exchange and spreading of knowledge and interdisciplinary experiences.
Elaborating diagnoses to encourage the knowledge and comprehension of the variety of collections and museums in the National University of La Plata.
Defining criteria for the gathering and comparison of the data, concepts and methodologies related to the museology field.
Defining and developing topics of investigation, parting from common interests.
Producing theoretical material as a product of the investigations and data-gathering.
Designing processes of professional development for the museums’ workers and the future professionals.
Innovating in the field of social museology and the patrimony.
ICOM and the Organising Committee of Kyoto 2019 are grateful for the Getty Foundation’s support to bring participants from countries with emerging economies to attend the 25th Triennial General Conference.