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Monday, October 12, 2009

CFP: The Museum 2010 (Taipei/TW, 17-19 May 2010)

The Museum 2010
National Taipei University of Education, Taipei/Taiwan
17 –19 May, 2010


An international conference exploring the value, purposes and priorities of museums at the start of the 21st century

In recent years, museums and galleries around the world have had to contend with shifts in the political, economic, social and technological environments they inhabit that have had profound effects across the cultural sector. At a time of significant change, this conference provides an opportunity to reassess and re-examine the value, purposes, and priorities of museums. The conference aims to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of museums and a platform for discussion of issues and ideas that are relevant to the contemporary museum world.

The conference organisers are inviting proposals from delegates wishing to present 30-minute papers, or 90-minute colloquium sessions. These can be academic papers with a theory or research focus, or presentations describing how initiatives have been put into practice.

Themes:
Social responsibility of museums
Museum management, policy and marketing
Collections, interpretation and design
Engaging visitors: museum communication and education The digital museum

Who Should Attend?
Museum practitioners
Researchers, academics and research students Policy makers and senior managers

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museum; Robert Janes, Editor-in-Chief, Museum Management and Curatorship; Simon Knell, Professor of Museum Studies, University of Leicester; Richard Sandell, Director of Museum Studies, University of Leicester; Suzanne MacLeod, Deputy Head of Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Call for Papers:
All those interested in presenting papers at the conference are requested to submit an abstract in English of their proposed paper by 15 December 2009 by email attachment (the document should be made with Word 2003 compatible application) to Dr. Yung-Neng LIN (email: museum2010@gmail.com). The abstract should not exceed 300 words and should include the following information:
Author name(s)
Email address
Affiliation and position
Title of paper
Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by the end of January 2010. Accepted authors must submit papers or case studies of between 1500 and 3000 words in English (3000 – 5000 in Chinese) by 15 March 2010 by email to Dr. Yung-Neng LIN. All proposals, presentations and papers must be in English or Chinese.

Enquiries may be sent to: Dr Yung-Neng LIN
Email: museum2010@gmail.com

Instructions for Papers:
The guidelines for submitting a paper will be sent to each of the contributors.

Registration:
Registration is free.
Coffee breaks, lunches & dinners are US$50; please pay on arrival.
The organisers are also offering US$200 towards travel costs for up to 20 overseas participants who submit a paper. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the quality and relevance of their submission to the conference aims and themes.

Organisation:
Sponsors: Council of Cultural Affairs, Taiwan
Organisers: The University of Leicester; National Taipei University of Education; National Taiwan University of Arts; Taipei National University of the Arts; Fu Jen University

Co-Organisers: Chinese Association of Museums Japan Museum Management Academy Tokiwa University, Japan

Secretariat for the Conference
All correspondence and questions concerning the conference should be directed to:
Department of Cultural Industry, National Taipei University of Education, 134, Sec. 2., Heping E. Road, Taipei, 106, Taiwan
E-mail: museum2010@gmail.com

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