There are many formal and informal networks of academic museums and collections in the world. Networks are vital for the preservation, study and access of higher education heritage.

UMAC strongly encourages academic museums and collections to create networks at university, regional and national levels. It is actively engaged with several networks, both supporting activities and as project partner.

 

Below are some of the largest and most active networks at international, national and regional levels. If you know of any important network that is not listed, or if you would like to initiate a network in your own country, please get in touch with us.

 

Universeum, the European Academic Heritage Network

Scope: Europe

Creation date: 2000

Main document:  Halle Declaration (16 April 2000)

Contact: see website

UMAC partner

 

AAMG – Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Scope: USA

Creation date: 1980

Contact: see website

UMAC partner

 

Academisch Erfgoed in Vlaanderen [Academic Heritage in Flanders]

Scope: Belgium (Flanders)

Creation date: 2007

Contact: see website

 

CAUMAC – Council of Australian University Museums and Collections

Group of the Australian Museums Association

Scope: Australia

Creation date: 1992

Contact: see website

 

Colecciones y Museos Universitários México (UMAC in Mexico)

Working Group under ICOM-Mexico

Scope: Mexico

Creation date: 2006

Contact: see website

Supported by UMAC

 

Greek University Museums and Collections Working Group

Working Group of ICOM-Greece

Scope: Greece

Creation date: 2016

Contact: Peny Theologi-Gouti (Patras University)

Supported by UMAC

 

Grupo UMAC en Perú (UMAC in Peru)

Under ICOM-Peru

Scope: Peru

Presently under organisation, to be created in 2017.

Contact:  Luis Repetto Málaga (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú);  grupoumacenperu@gmail.com

Supported by UMAC

 

Grupo UMAC en Chile (UMAC in Chile)

Scope: Chile

Presently under organisation.

Contact:  Karin Weil (Universidad Austral de Chile)

Supported by UMAC

 

KAUM – Korean Association of University Museums

Scope: South Korea

Creation date: 1961

Contact: presently unknown

 

Koordinierungsstelle für wissenschaftliche Universitätssammlungen in Deutschland [Coordination Center for Scientific University Collections in Germany]

Scope: Germany

Creation date: 2012

Includes national database of university museums and collections

Main documents: several, see here (in English)

See also: German University Collections Network

Contact: see website

 

NEAUCM – National Educational Alliance of University and College Museums

Scope: China

Creation date: 2012

Contact: see website

 

Network of Finnish University Museums (Suomen yliopistomuseoiden neuvottelukunta)

Scope: Finland

Creation date: 2011

Contact:  Panu Nykänen (Chair)

 

Polish Association of University Museums

Scope: Poland

Creation date: 2015

Contact: see website

Main document: University Museums in Poland (2016)

 

Rede Nacional de Museus e Coleções Universitários [National Network of University Museums and Collections]

Scope: Brazil

Creation date: 1992 (as Forum Permanente de Museus Universitários)

Next Meeting

Contact:  Letícia Julião (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and  Maurício da Silva (University of São Paulo)

Supported by UMAC

 

Rete dei Musei Universitari Italiani

Scope: Italy

Creation date: 2011

Contact: see website

 

SAE – Stichting Academisch Erfgoed [Foundation for Academic Heritage]

Scope: The Netherlands

Creation date: 1997

Contact: see website

 

SEAUCM – Shanghai Educational Alliance of University and College Museums

Scope: Shanghai province, China

Creation date: 2005

 

Southeast Asia University Museums Network

Scope: Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia

Creation date: 2010

Contact: presently unknown

 

UMG – University Museum Group

Scope: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Creation date: 1987

Main document: Impact and Engagement: University Museums for the 21st Century (2013) (UMG-UMIS)

Contact: see website

 

UMIS – University Museums in Scotland

Scope: Scotland, UK

Creation date:  1998

Members: University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot Watt University, Robert Gordon University, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling.

Main documents: Opening doors to learning: University museums in 21st century Scotland (2004) and  Impact and Engagement: University Museums for the 21st Century (2013) (UMG-UMIS)

Contact: see website