University Museums and Collections as Cultural Hubs:

The Future of Tradition


Preliminary Program


Read all oral and poster communications  in  UMAC 2019 DETAILED PROGRAM (version 06.05.2019)

Locations and hours may change between now and September. The final program and the book of abstracts will be released in mid-August.

Condensed Version

31 August

17.00-19.00 UMAC Board Meeting, University Museum of Cultures, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

19.00 UMAC Board Dinner with UMAK Board, Keynotes and other Guests (by invitation)


1 September, Location to be announced

9.30-16.30: Pre-Conference Workshops

 17.00-18.00: Working Group Meetings


2 September, ICC Kyoto, Room 510

14.30-15.00 UMAC 2019 Opening Session

15.00-16.00 Session 1: Museums in Universities or University Museums?

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-17.30 Session 2: The Future of University Museums and Collections

18.00 Opening Party


3 September, ICC Kyoto

13.30-14.00 Keynote Address 1: The Aftermath: Rescue activities after the fire at Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Cláudia Rodrigues-Carvalho et al.

14.00-15.00 Session 3: Joint Session with ICTOP

15.00-16.00 Session 4: Poster Session

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-18.00 19th UMAC General Assembly

18.00 Social Event at Nijo Castle


4 September, Inamori

13.30-14.30 Parallel Sessions

  • Session 5: Where Are We Regarding the Digital Turn?
  • Session 6: International Collaborations
  • Session 7: National and International Perspectives and Surveys

14.30-16.00 Parallel Sessions

  • Session 8: Collections at the Heart of Teaching
  • Session 9: Evaluation, Assessment and Accreditation
  • Session 10: Political, Cultural and Social Issues in University Museums and Collections

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Parallel Sessions

  • Session 11: New Approaches to Collections
  • Session 12: New Ideas and New Museums
  • Session 13: The Experimental Role of University Museums

18.00 Social Event


5 September, University Museum of Cultures, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

9.00-9.30 Keynote Address 2: Title to be announced, Seishi Namiki

The Future of University Museums in Japan

9.30-10.15  Session 14: Challenges of Public Access

10.15-10.30 Coffee Break

10.30-11.30 Session 15: Challenges of Collaborations and Resources

11.30-12.30 Visit to Kyoto University Museum of Cultures

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-18.00 Social Event


6 September

Culture and nature tours in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture and the Kansai Area. Registrations in the ICOM 2019 website.


7 September, ICC Kyoto

18.00 Closing Ceremony and Party, Kyoto National Museum


9-10 September, Keio University Art Centre, Tokyo

Post-Conference Seminar ‘University Museums as Cultural Commons’