Cultural Heritage and Museums as Cultural Hubs
Date: Sunday 30 September 2018 14:15-19:00
Venue: Maizuru Bay Plaza [map]
Seating Capacity: approx. 250（Pre-registration until 21 September）
The international symposium, ICOM Maizuru Meeting will be held one year before the ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference. We would like to welcome research and cases studies from colleagues around the world to the Meeting, where we hope to pioneer the debate looking toward the ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference with the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition.”
We will have presentations and discussions with the following themes.
THEME 1 – "Global Issues and Museums"
How are museums connecting with the world? What efforts are museums making when it comes to tackling common global issues like disasters and conflicts, environmental issues, internationalisation and globalisation, aging populations, social and economic disparity? This theme could address the methods and mechanisms necessary to solve problems, such as cooperation between countries and regions and forming networks with relevant organisations.
THEME 2 – "Local Communities and Museums"
How are museums connecting with their communities? How do museums care for and pass on the cultures and cultural properties that have been cultivated in their cities and communities? What are case studies and new models of museums that “connect and inherit cultures” in cooperation with various local stakeholders?