ICOM-ICTOP: Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession

21 October 2014, Viet Nam

The recent debates on rethinking museums and collections are challenging hegemonic notions of museology and the conventional approaches to capacity building in museums. Further, questions of museum development world-wide, professional development, and future appropriate directions are yet to be addressed either in ICOM or other circles.

This event will be an intensive Professional Development Program in partnership with ICOM Vietnam, Vietnam Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ICOM MINOM, and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum with the support of the ICOM Asia Pacific Alliance. This is a remarkable opportunity to join with Asia Pacific colleagues, Inclusive Museum and Vietnam colleagues to address pressing issues in sustainability, professional development, appropriate museology and capacity building. Applied heritage workshops will include:

  • Museums and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Planning for Growth – City Museums
  • Ecomuseology and Sustainable Development
  • Ethnology Museums in Southeast Asia
  • Interpreting Legacies
  • Art Museums and Aesthetics

For further information, including a call for papers, please see the official conference website at the external link below.