SAMAB 42 (2020)

South African Museums Association Bulletin (SAMAB) 42, 2020


The SAMAB Editorial Committee invites you to submit your research papers for consideration for publication in the 2020 edition of SAMAB. The theme of the 2020 SAMAB call is:

21st Century Challenges: Museums as social and political spaces

Sub-themes of interest for this edition will include museology topics related to:

– Inclusivity, access and diversity

– Multiple (polyphonic) narratives and critical dialogue

– Are museums ready for 4IR?

– Violence and corruption within SA Museums

– Moving into digital curation and collections

We welcome all submissions related to the topic of museology, research papers and academically sound opinion pieces about the topic of museums as social and political spaces and can include but are not limited to address some crucial questions as outlined in the above current and topical sub-themes.

Guide for Authors

The deadline to submit papers is 1 May 2020

Only papers that adhere strictly to the SAMAB Author Guidelines will be considered. Read them here.

Proposed papers can be emailed to the Editor at

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 1 May 2020

Notification of acceptance for Review: 31 May 2020
This issue will be published in December 2020

The South African Museums Association Bulletin (SAMAB) provides a forum for the publication of peer reviewed articles that promote the discussion, debate and the dissemination and exchange of information on aspects of museology, with particular but not exclusive reference to South Africa. SAMAB also enables the communication of current issues, practices and policies regarding collections management, curatorial discourse, museum administration, research, exhibitions, visitor studies, community engagement, education, conservation and other topics relevant to the museum and wider heritage sector.