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21 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014

Rethinking Museums | ICOM-ICTOP international conference in Vietnam

icom-ictop-banner-9 ICOM-ICTOP will hold its annual conference in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, Oct. 21-25, 2014 on the theme of: Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession - Postcolonial Museology, Appropriate Capacity Building and Regional Engagement. A call for papers is open. The conference will be an intensive Professional Development Program in partnership with ICOM Vietnam, Vietnam Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ICOM MINOM, and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum with the support of the ICOM Asia Pacific Alliance. CALL FOR PAPERS: deadline 29 August 2014 Context: The recent debates on rethinking museums and collections are challenging hegemonic notions of museology and the conventional approaches to capacity building in museums. Further, questions of museum development world-wide, professional development, and future appropriate directions are yet to be addressed either in ICOM or other circles.  Read the Call for papers info for further guidance on how to submit. The conference is a remarkable opportunity to join with Asia Pacific colleagues, Inclusive Museum and Vietnam colleagues to address pressing issues in sustainability, professional development, appropriate museology and capacity building. Applied heritage workshops will include:
  • Museums and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Planning for Growth – City Museums
  • Ecomuseology and Sustainable Development
  • Ethnology Museums in Southeast Asia
  • Interpreting Legacies
  • Art Museums and Aesthetics
Registration is now open for the conference.