ICOM Kyoto 2019

25th General Conference

1-7 September 2019

Calls for Papers

ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference aims to provide a forum for considering how museums look towards the future whilst respecting the traditions of the past. By creating new functions as cultural hubs, it must be possible to create a richer future - as museums make use of traditional culture, with the theme- “Museums as Cultural Hubs”.

We hope that Kyoto 2019 will be an opportunity to bring participants together from any discipline across the museum and culture sector from all over the world, whether they be academic or professional to come together to discuss topics and case studies relating to the themes.

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* Information to be updated
* Please note that each committee is solely responsible for the process and selection of proposals for their Call for Papers.
If you have further questions, please directly contact the committee of your interest for details.

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The calls for papers for ICOM Kyoto 2019 have been closed.

International Committees (ICs)

  • AVICOM
    International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies and Social Media

    Committee Theme:
    Audio-Visual and Social Media as Tools of Research, Documentation, Information and Communication with the Public
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Global Developments
    - Regional Developments
    - Reducing Barriers
    - inclusion/ digital divide
    - Sustainability of Databases
    Open call:
     
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    15 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    1 June 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    dr.m.faber@t-online.de
    http://network.icom.museum/avicom
    https://www.facebook.com/ICOMavicom/
  • CAMOC
    International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities

    Committee Theme:
    City Museums as Cultural Hubs – Past, present and future
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Cultural Tourism
    - City Sustainability
    - City Museum Definition
    - museums and communities
    - Reconsidering Multiculturalism
    Open call:
    20 January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    8 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 November 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/camoc/conferences/kyoto-2019/
  • CECA
    International Committee for Education and Cultural Action

    Committee Theme:
    Roles of Museum Education: Supporting Self and Society
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Society development
    - Self development
    - Individual visitors and groups
    - Audiences and non-audiences
    - Museum outreach
    Open call:
    1 February 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    30 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    20 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    1 August 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/ceca/conferences/next-conferences/
  • CIDOC
    International Committee for Documentation

    Committee Theme:
    Documenting Culture: a Culture of Documentation
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Education
    - Copies
    - Intangible Heritage
    - Sustainability
    Open call:
    7 February 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    29 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    15 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/cidoc/
  • CIMCIM
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Musical Instruments

    Committee Theme:
    Music Museums and Education: Current and Future Perspectives
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Education
    - Digital resources
    - Music
    Open call:
    2 January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://cimcim.icom.museum/calls-for-papers.html
  • CIMUSET
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology

    Committee Theme:
    Voices of Traditions for Sustainable Future
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Scientific and technical heritage
    - Society
    - Relevance
    - Partnership
    - Inclusive
    Open call:
    1 January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/cimuset
    https://www.facebook.com/cimuset
  • CIPEG
    International Committee for Egyptology

    Committee Theme:
    The future of traditions. Paving the way for collection's tomorrow
    Meeting Keywords:
    - collection identity
    - outreach into community
    - museum strategy
    - heritage protection
    - culural heritage
    Open call:
    1 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://cipeg.icom.museum/
    https://www.facebook.com/Cipeg.ICOM/
  • COMCOL
    International Committee for Collecting

    Committee Theme:
    Museums as Hubs for Contemporary Collecting: The Future of Collecting Traditions
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Contemporary collecting
    - Sharing collections
    - Collecting strategies
    - Community involvement
    - Digital collections
    Open call:
    14 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    25 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    18 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/comcol
  • COSTUME
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume

    Committee Theme:
    Costume as a Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition
    Meeting Keywords:
    - costume
    - military dress
    - fashion
    Open call:
    1 November 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    1 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    22 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    15 July 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/costume/
  • DEMHIST
    International Committee for Historic House Museums

    Committee Theme:
    The Future of Tradition
    Meeting Keywords:
    - tradition
    - globalization
    - micro narrative
    - macro history
    - adaptation and change
    Open call:
    23 January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    8 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    https://icom-demhist.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/Icom.Demhist/posts/1365265446948286
  • GLASS
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass

    Committee Theme:
    GLASS Museums as Cultural hubs
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Global issues
    - local collections
    - updating on Glass Museums
    - West and East
    Open call:
     
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    20 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    8 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    (31 July 2019)
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/glass
  • ICAMT
    International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques

    Committee Theme:
    Museum architecture, techniques, storage facilities, renovation and exhibition space
    Meeting Keywords:
    - museum architecture
    - storage facilities
    - renovation
    - exhibition space
    - museum techniques
    Open call:
    1 December 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icamt/
  • ICDAD
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design

    Committee Theme:
    The Future of Tradition in the Arts, East and West
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Art museums
    - Asian art
    - Japanese art
    - Applied arts
    - Crafts (Kogei)
    Open call:
    23 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    20 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    8 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://www.icom-icdad.com/
  • ICEE
    International Committee for Exhibition Exchange

    Committee Theme:
    Building Resilience and Reinforcing Relevance in Exhibition Exchange
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Exhibition Exchange
    - Museums & Communities
    - Museums and Networks
    - International Collaborations
    -Global Issues
    Open call:
    March 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    5 April 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    15 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    31 October 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    https://www.exhibitionexchange.com/
  • ICFA
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Fine Arts

    Committee Theme:
    Western Art in Asian Museums, Asian Art in Western Museums
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Museum Globalisation
    - Cross-cultural Museum
    - Museum Objects
    - Emphasizing Research
    Open call:
    January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    (20 March 2019 for the 3-party joint)
    Accept/reject notification date:
    8 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icfa
  • ICLCM
    International Committee for Literary and Composers' Museums

    Committee Theme:
    Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition
    Meeting Keywords:
    -Writers’ museums
    -Composers’ museums
    -Heritage
    -Tradition
    -New technologies
    Open call:
    31 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 Febrary 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/iclm
  • ICMAH
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History

    Committee Theme:
    Reconsidering Museums versus Contemporary Archaeology
    Meeting Keywords:
    - History and archaeology
    - Local communities
    - Common milieu
    - Sustainability
    Open call:
    15 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    31 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    10 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    https://www.facebook.com/ICOMICMAH
  • ICME
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography

    Committee Theme:
    Diversity and Universality
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Care/Safeguarding
    - Human/Non-Human World
    - Indigenous Peoples
    - Affective Knowledge
    - Poetic Activism
    Open call:
    8 November 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    15 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icme/conferences/annual-conference/
  • ICMEMO
    International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes

    Committee Theme:
    Historical Heritage in museums and its relevance today
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Narration of history
    - Peace Museums
    - War memorial
    - Human rights
    - Social justice
    Open call:
    1 February 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    10 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    20 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    15 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icmemo/
  • ICMS
    International Committee for Museum Security

    Committee Theme:
    Museums as Cultural Hubs
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Global issues
    - Community responsibility
    - Museum definition
    - Museum system
    Open call:
    1 January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/ICMS
  • ICOFOM
    International Committee for Museology

    Committee Theme:
    A) Museology: The Future of Tradition
    B) What is the essence of conservation? (joint session with ICOM-CC)
    Meeting Keywords:
    - museology
    - museum traditions
    - museum definition
    - conservation
    - education cultural action
    Open call:
    15 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    A: 15 March 2019
    B: 15 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    A: 20 April 2019
    B: 15 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    A: 15 March 2019
    B: 1 May 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icofom/welcome/welcome-to-icofom/
  • ICOM-CC
    International Committee for Conservation

    Committee Theme:
    What is the essence of conservation? 
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Conservation/Restoration
    - Material Authenticity of Objects
    - Object Identity
    - Conservation Decision-making
    Open call:
    1 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    15 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    15 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    1 May 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://www.icom-cc.org/256/conferences/icom-general-conferences/
    http://network.icom.museum/icofom/welcome/welcome-to-icofom/
  • ICOMAM
    International Committee for Museums of Arms and Military History

    Committee Theme:
    Authenticity in Cultural Differencies: Concept or Object?
    Meeting Keywords:
    - authenticity
    - concept/idea
    Open call:
     
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icomam/
  • ICOMON
    International Committee for Money and Banking Museums

    Committee Theme:
    Numismatic Museums as Cultural Hubs: future perspectives
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Financial Education
    - Role within the commuintiy
    - Diversity and identity
    - Renew and sustain
    Open call:
    20 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    15 April 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    18 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icomon/
  • ICR
    International Committee for Regional Museums

    Committee Theme:
    Regional museums encouraging sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage
    Meeting Keywords:
    ‐ecology
    ‐regional museums
    ‐local communities
    ‐museum definition
    ‐sustainability
    Open call:
    31 January 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    15 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/icr
  • ICTOP
    International Committee for the Training of Personnel

    Committee Theme:
    ICTOP as a Hub of Museum Professional Training: Reflecting on the past 50 years, Envisioning the Next 50 Years
    Meeting Keywords:
    - museum training
    - local context (Japan)
    - universities & training
    - global museology
    - sustainability / future
    Open call:
    late January/early February
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    12 April 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    second half of April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 August 2019 or post-conference (October 2019)
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://ictop.org/conferences/icom-kyoto-2019/2019-call-for-papers/
  • INTERCOM
    International Committee on Management

    Committee Theme:
    How Far Can We Come with Tradition? Shaping the Future.
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Platforms of change
    - finances and sustainability - Management
    - future
    - Political issues
    Open call:
     
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    22 April 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    6 May 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    1 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    https://icom.museum/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Call-for-papers-Kyoto_ICOM-CC-SEE-INTERCOM.pdf
    INTERCOM@kulturstyrelsen.dk
  • MPR
    International Committee for Marketing and Public Relations

    Committee Theme:
    Transforming Museum Communications: Changing perceptions in a Changing World
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Communications
    - Local communities
    - Museum definition
    - Marketing
    Open call:
    14 December 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    31 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    30 June 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://network.icom.museum/mpr/conferences/call-for-speakers/
  • NATHIST
    International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History

    Committee Theme:
    Natural History Museums: A Nexus Between Nature and Culture
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Global issues
    - Engagement/Leadership
    - Science
    - Sustainability
    - Disaster Management
    Open call:
    7 February 2019
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    14 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    10 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
    June 30 2019
    Application details/ contacts:
    https://icomnathist.wordpress.com/conference-2019/
  • UMAC
    International Committee for University Museums and Collections

    Committee Theme:
    University Museums and Collections as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition
    Meeting Keywords:
    - Cultural mission
    - Cultural heritage
    - Meaning of culture
    - Shaping global cultures
    - Future of University Museums
    Open call:
    1 November 2018
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    31 January 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    15 March 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    http://umac.icom.museum/umac-2019-call-for-proposals/

Other Committee(s)

  • FIHRM
    Federation of International Human Rights Museums

    Committee Theme:
    Active communities and global networks
    Meeting Keywords:
     
    Open call:
     
    Abstract/proposals submission deadline:
    1) 10 March 2019
    2) 31 March 2019
    3) 31 March 2019
    Accept/reject notification date:
    5 April 2019
    Full text submission deadline:
     
    Application details/ contacts:
    https://www.fihrm.org/conference/conference-2019/