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Saturday, April 11, 2009

CFP: Museum and its community (Romanian Journal of Museums, 2009)


Theme: Museum and its community

Submission deadline: June 15th, 2009

The Romanian Journal of Museums (RJM) invites museum specialists to submit papers for publication consideration in the second issue of the Journal for 2009, dedicated to museum active involvement in its community life. RJM is the only national Romanian publication dedicated to all museum
professionals and to all types of museums - Art, History, Archeology or Natural History, public or private, national, county's or local. Since 1965, the Journal has been a forum for specialists, a space of presenting
successful projects in museum field, on the national or international level, and of debating best practices or the latest museum standards. RJM has been greeting contributions from all sectors of museum-related work - curatorial, design, conservation and educational programmes.

The objective of this issue is to present the actions a museum is taking in the process of addressing the needs of the community it belongs to.

The topics could include:

- the impact of the museum activities on the community
- the way the museum activities address the community needs
- educational programmes
- public programmes outside the museum traditional space
- cooperation with other cultural bodies, such as theatres or libraries
- projects developed with local communities.

The paper should be between 20 and 25 pages long (TNR - 12 pt., spacing - 1.5 lines).  Harvard citation system should be used. Author(s) should specify full name, institution, address of the institution, email address.
All pictures should be submitted separately, jpeg format, titled, and so on. Inside the paper, figures' placement should be specified as follows: title, source or other information if the case.

Timeline:  Deadline of submission: 15th of June 2009

Please submit an electronic version of the paper to: Mihaela Murgoci, editor in chief, email:

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