United Kingdom, Glasgow
Field: OtherSource http://www.culturelink.org/conf/diary/2012.html
Glasgow, UK, 3-4 December 2012
Networks and collaborations across European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions will be discussed at the international conference on Migrating heritage to be held in Glasgow, 3-4 December 2012. The conference is organised by HoA - School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow.
How can museums define new innovative practices, spaces and policies that reflect the challenges of the contemporary processes of globalisation, mobility and migration? This question is being addressed by European Museums in an age of migrations - MeLa (www.mela-project.eu), a 4-year collaborative research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Program (FP7).
MeLa Research Field 3 (wp3.mela-project.eu), composed by international institutions and led by the University of Glasgow, is organising this international conference with the aim to identify and explore innovative trans-national and trans-local partnerships, collaborations and policies between European museums, libraries & other public cultural institutions around the themes of European cultural and scientific heritage, migration and integration, and use of ICTs. What are the experiences and effects of collaboration, partnerships and networks around the core activities of archiving, preserving, displaying history and artefacts, and the associated categories and hierarchies of cultural value and identity? Is it possible to allow more flexible and heterogenic connections of public cultural institutions within the European/Mediterranean space? How are museums, libraries and public cultural institutions presenting themselves and interact with multicultural audiences? What guidelines and policies could be suggested to support networking between European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions around the themes of European cultural and scientific heritage, migration and integration?
Conference attendance is free, but advanced online registration is required. Registration will open in September 2012. An international panel of experts will review the submissions.
Abstract and bio submission: 16 July 2012
Case studies on museums, libraries and public cultural institutions collaborating for European integration
Operative approaches to multiculturalism, interculturalism, transculturalism in public cultural institutions
National and transnational collaboration models: partnerships, cooperation, coordination
European cultural policies, migration and mobility
Identity, memory and heritage in European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions
Studies on European narratives and cultural points of divergence and commonality
Contested European cultural and scientific heritages in a post-migratory world
Visitor experiences in collaborative projects involving European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions
Archiving, preservation and exhibition technologies in relation to migration and mobility
Politics of migrating objects, including repatriation
Cross border tourism, customs and border policies, including souvenirs and museum replicas
Decision-makers and policy makers
Users of cultural institutions and representatives of migrant communities
Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)
For more information, please contact chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see wp3.mela-project.eu/wp/pages/research-field-03-international-conference
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