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 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.
During the International Symposium ‘Activities of University Museums and their Significance’, organised by the University Museum Association of Kyoto, at the end of last month, Kyoto University Museum and National Cheng Kung University Museum (NCKU), Taiwan, signed their second MoU to extend cooperation for another five years.
NCKU Museum visited Kyoto University Museum unofficially in 2008 for the first time after its own establishment in 2007 in order to learn from the experience of Kyoto. The first MoU between Kyoto University Museum and NCKU Museum was signed in 2013. Since then, they have been cooperating in collection research, academic symposiums, and management experience exchange. A recent cooperation is a collection research by a curator from NCKU Museum to study the collection of Taiwan’s aboriginals at Kyoto University, which will be exhibited in Taipei with a special traveling exhibition of the 14 members of University Museum Association of Kyoto in December 2019.
With this renewed MoU, NCKU Museum and Kyoto University Museum will soon cooperate in the planning of a traveling exhibition to Taiwan in 2020.