‘Migrating heritage: networks and collaborations across European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions’
International conference, Glasgow, 3-4 December 2012
Organised by History of Art, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
as part of EC-funded FP7 project European Museums in an Age of Migrations (MeLA)
Full conference programme with abstracs and biographies: http://www.mela-project.eu/upl/cms/attach/20121119/181830286_6888.pdf
FREE registration is required at http://mela2012conference.eventbrite.com/ by 23 November 2012 and includes a delegate pack, lunches, refreshments, and wine reception.
The School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow is delighted to be hosting an important two-day international conference on transnational and translocal partnerships, collaborations and policies between European museums, libraries & public cultural institutions around the themes of cultural heritage in the arts and sciences, migration, cultural dialogue, and ICTs. Papers are related to real-life case studies, collaboration models and research on cultural memory, identity and cultural policies.
How can museums define innovative practices, spaces and policies that reflect the challenges of building an inclusive Europe in an age of migrations? What are the experiences and effects of collaboration, partnerships and networks around the core activities of archiving, preserving and displaying history and artefacts, and the associated concepts of cultural value and identity? Are more flexible and heterogeneous connections possible between public cultural institutions within the European/Mediterranean space? How are museums, libraries and other cultural institutions presenting themselves and interacting with multicultural audiences? What guidelines and policies can be suggested to support networking between public cultural institutions?
An exciting programme has been arranged, with speakers from the Australian National Maritime Museum; British Library; Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration; European Cultural Foundation; Europeana; Foundation for the History of Technology, The Netherlands; Génériques; Glasgow Museums; Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network; Harvard University; London South Bank University; Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; Museum of the Resistance, Deportation, War, Rights and Freedom (Turin); Natural History Museum, London; Politecnico di Milano; Science Museum, London; Surrey County Council; University of East Anglia; University of Glasgow; University of Manchester; University of Naples; and more.
Confirmed invited speakers:
• Agnès Arquez Roth (Directrice réseau et partenariats, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration)
• Sharon MacDonald (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester)
• Annet Henneman (Hidden Theatre/Teatro Nascosto)
• Rebecca Kay and Alison Phipps (Professors at University of Glasgow and convenors of Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network)
• Eleanor Kenny (European Program Coordinator, Europeana)
• Katherine Watson (Director of European Cultural Foundation)
Registration is FREE and includes a delegate pack, lunches, refreshments, and wine reception. Advance conference registration is required at http://mela2012conference.eventbrite.com/ by 23 November 2012.
Download full conference programme with abstracs and biographies: http://www.mela-project.eu/upl/cms/attach/20121119/181830286_6888.pdf