About the Event
This conference will form part of an international debate on the definition of the museum taking place under the auspices of ICOFOM – ICOM’s forum for Museology. This multi-lingual discussion began in Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris in June 2017, and continues in a suite of symposia in Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Iran, China and other venues in 2017-18. A tri-lingual publication in English, Spanish and Portuguese is being planned in collaboration with UNDAV Buenos Aires and UNIRIO Rio de Janeiro.
Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews will open the conference followed by internationally renowned keynote speakers. The conference is open to all informed researchers within and out with the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and is hosted by the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) in the School of Art History, and is being promoted under the umbrella of the EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693669. Audience tickets are free.
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