The Conference is Taking Shape!

At the end of April, the program committee for the Museums & Politics conference met in St. Petersburg to shape the conference program. They received as many as 146 session proposals from all over the world! For the first part of the conference in St. Petersburg, 73 papers have been accepted: 68 of them for the four parallel running sections; and another five to present in plenary.  The four sections will be

  • Museums and Foreign Policy
  • Museums and Society Development
  • Museums and “hard” History
  • Museums and Internal Politics

Another 19 papers will be presented in Yekaterinburg, where the second part of the conference will take place, with an emphasis on industrial heritage.  All who have submitted a proposal, have been notified in the week or so. (If not, please get in touch with the ICOM Russia Executive Directorate.)

The conference offers an amazing line-up of presenters from all over the world. Besides the US, Germany and Russia as the countries of the hosting ICOM national committees, participants from these countries will share their experiences: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cameroons, Canada, China, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa, and Taiwan. The final programme will be announced soon.

We invite all speakers as well as those whose papers could not be included in the conference program, to use the blog for discussing your ideas and approaches or report on projects. Learn more.

And don´t forget to register soon, as places are limited! Visit the conference website.

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