Advocacy

Aim
This group works towards the cause of university museums and collections by increasing their profile, recognition, and influence in public, academic and political spheres. 
Established 2001 as WG ‘Recognition’.

Chairs

2007
Hugues Dreysse, France

2005-2006
Dominique Ferriot, France

2001-2005
Rafaella Simili, Italy

Members

Members have varied through the years. The last record of members included:

Janine Andrews, USA 
Axel Christophersen, Norway
Steven de Clercq, Netherlands
Dominique Ferriot, France
Karin Hagen, Norway
Kati Heinamies, Finland
Ofra Keinan, Israel
Michelle Loneux, Belgium
Marta C. Lourenço, Portugal
Judith Schiebout, USA
Geir Soli, Norway
Felix Sperling, USA
Peter Tirrell, USA 
Bernard Van den Driessche, Belgium 
Dominick Verschelde, Belgium


Directories

Aim
To collect information about other existing directories, catalogues and inventories, to accumulate basic information about university museums in many countries and present the results on the UMAC Worldwide Database
Established 2001.

Chairs

2002-
Cornelia Weber, Germany

2001
Frank Smit, Netherlands

Members

Members have varied through the years. The last record of members included:

Mauricio da Silva, Brazil
Joshua M. Gorman, USA
Christina Haywood, Ireland
Kate Arnold-Forster 
Bertha T. Abraham Jalil, Mexico 
Francoise Le Guet Tully, France
Marta C. Lourenço, Portugal


Publications

Aim
This group was established in 2003 to work in close cooperation with the Directories group to improve the structure and to further develop UMAC’s website. The Publications group undertakes the task of selecting, editing and printing the double blind refereed Conference Proceedings, and other publications deemed to be in the interest of UMAC and the university museums’ community.
Established 2003.

Chairs

2010-2013 
Nathalie Nyst, Belgium

2007-2010 
Sally MacDonald, United Kingdom; Nathalie Nyst, Belgium 

2003-2007
Peter Stanbury, Australia; Marta C. Lourenço, Portugal

Members

Members have varied through the years. The last record of members included:

Steven de Clercq, Netherlands
Joshua Gorman, USA
Lyndel King, USA 
Greg Liggett, USA 
Carol Mayer, Canada
Ing-Marie Munktell, Sweden
Andrew Simpson, Autralia
Peter Tirrell, USA 
Sue-Anne Wallace, Australia
Robin Walsh, Australia
Cornelia Weber, Germany


Staffing (dissolved 2008)

Aim
This group has in the past compiled staffing data from Australia and Europe, but the immediate utility of such data was overshadowed by the labour for further compilation.
Established 2001. Dissolved 2008.

Chair
Ing-Marie Munktell, Sweden


Strategic Planning

Aim

This group was established to develop a strategic plan for UMAC. 
Established 2005.

Chair

Peter B. Tirrell, USA 

Documents

To discuss in Berkeley: Peter Tirrell, Draft Revised Manchester 2007-2010 Strategic Plan, April 14, 2009 
Draft Revised Manchester 2007-2010 Strategic Plan

Peter Tirrell, Updated Revised Strategic Plan, March 25, 2009
2007-2010 Updated Strategic Plan

Peter Tirrell, Revised Strategic Plan after the conference Manchester, September 16, 2008
2007-2010 Revised Strategic Plan

Peter Tirrell, Memorandum, August 1, 2008

Memo_to_UMAC_BOD

Peter Tirrell, Strategic Plan, July 30, 2008

2007-2010 Revised Strategic Plan

Peter Tirrell: Operational Plan, 30 July, 2008

2008-2010 Operational Plan

Other Documents

Function/Aim, History, & Future of the WG for Strategic Planning 2009
Function/Aim, History, & Future of the WG for Strategic Planning 2008
Graphic Representation of UMAC’s Strategic Planning Process

Members of the Working Group for 2007-2008
List of Members of the Task Force

Additional Information re: Strategic Planning

UMAC Environmental Scan for Strategic Planning (draft from 2005 survey revised in 2007)

Analysis of 2006 Survey of WG Members and Board Members

Strategic Planning Working Group Reports (see Annual Reports)

Areas of Overlap UMAC & ICOM

Special Acknowledgements

 

Members

Members have varied through the years. The last record of members included:

Linda Bahm, USA
Cynthia Bettison, USA 
Christine Khor, Singapore
Alan Knox, UK
Ramon Lerma, Philippines
Marta C. Lourenço, Portugal 
Nathalie Nyst, Belgium
Peter Stanbury, Australia
Peny Theologi-Gouti, Greece
Dominique Verschelde, Belgium
Cornelia Weber, Germany


Ethics and Disposal (dissolved 2005)

Aim

To have input into the ongoing revision of Statutes and Code of Ethics being conducted by ICOM, particularly (but not only) in those areas identified as being especially prevalent in, and relevant to, university museums and collections; and to produce guidelines on matters concerning university museums and collections after reviewing the relevant policies of different institutions.
Established 2001.
Dissolved 2005.

Chair

Aldona Jonaitis, USA; in collaboration with Marta C. Lourenço, Portugal.

2005, the Chair of the “Ethics” Group, Aldona Jonaitis, proposed to dissolve the Ethics Committee: “The Committee was established in large part to contribute to the revised ICOM Code of Ethics. That immediate mission has been accomplished. Should an ethical issue arise, the Board could assemble an Ethics task force to address it. Such a task force would include members from the current Ethics Committee, specifically Marta C. Lourenço, Steven de Clercq, and Aldona Jonaitis.”


Research Development

Aim

To create and maintain a network of information exchange for researchers/students concentrating on issues related to university museums and collections. The network will promote and active, two-way exchange between university museum and collections research community and UMAC members, offering reciprocal advice and insight. 
The UMAC Research Development was initiated during the 2005 conference in Uppsala and officially recognised during the 2006 UMAC conference in Mexico City. In 2009 the former Research Development Group has been changed in an ordinary Working Group.

Chairs

2009-
Andrew Simpson, Australia

2006-08
Zenobia R. Kozak, USA

Documents

UMAC 2006 Conference / Meeting Report

Research Development 2006-2007 Report

UMAC Members

Research (provisional designation)

University Museums and Collections – Current Research

University Museums and Collections Students/Researcher

Members

Members have varied through the years. The last record of members included:

Samuel Alberti, UK
Ian Carradice, UK 
Edmon Castell, Colombia
Steven de Clercq, Netherlands
Hugues Dreyssé, France
Mario Daniel Garcia, Colombia
Pierre-Antoine Gérard, France
Stephanie Alison Greene, USA
Kirsten Hardie, UK
Aldona Jonaitis, USA
Patricia Vásquez Langle, Mexico
Marta C. Lourenço, Portugal
Sebastian Moody, Australia
Natalie Nyst, Belgium
Luca Quijabo, Colombia
Aude-Laurence Pfister, Switzerland
Luisa Fernanda Rico, Mexico
Phillip Simms, UK
Claudia de Roos, Netherlands