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04 Feb 2012

Call for Papers: UMAC 2012 SINGAPORE

International Committee for University Museums and Collections   The 12th Annual Meeting of the International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) will be held at the NUS Museum, National University of Singapore (an ASEMUS member museum) from the 10th to 12th October, 2012. This is the first time UMAC is being held in Southeast Asia. This is a call for submission of abstracts from museum professionals, academics, researchers and students interested in participating in this conference. The theme of the conference:

Encountering Limits: The University Museum

This conference seeks to explore the evolving tensions that inhabit the condition of ‘globalization’, as it posses new challenges to the practice of museology within the university landscape that go beyond the (still significant) problem of representation. Exploring the ‘limits’ of the ‘university museum project’ as one that involves a particular encounter with cultural phenomena in a multinational global economy of ‘education’, the conference seeks to reconsider ‘strategies’ that university museums and Galleries have adopted by drawing on the experiences of museum professionals. Presentations Papers may either be presentations or posters. Duration: 15 min (+ 5 Min Q&A) Posters Size: A1 (594 x 841 mm, portrait format)  
Online Submission of Abstracts 15 February - 1 may 2012 Receipt of submitted abstracts will be acknowledged by email. All abstracts must be submitted  in English (max. 300 word) online from 15 February to 1 May 2012. Include a short biography highlighting your main research interests (max. 150 words) Successful submissions will be notified by 11 June 2012.

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