INTERCOM Conference - #museumchallenges 

25-29 November 2012 , 9am-5pm
  Sydney, Australia  , Outside New Zealand 

Call for papers

ICOM's International Committee on Museum Management 2012 conference will be in Sydney. Museums have always operated in times of change, yet the challenges and pace of change over the last five years has been unprecedented. Globalisation, environmental issues and climate change, relationships with Indigenous and creator communities, diversity of audiences, different employee mindsets, new skill sets, new media and technologies and the global financial crisis, have placed increasing pressure on the ways museums are managed and led. The conference will address these issues using a mix of conference/meeting formats designed to encourage conversation, learning, intellectual stimulation and exchange of ideas.

We warmly invite all interested to send in proposals to present either a 20 minute paper OR a 10 minute case study. Your proposal should relate to the overall subject of museum challenges and address one of the following themes. Case studies should address one of the themes, highlight the work of an institution, address a research project or demonstrate a best practice model:

  • 21C Skills
  • Museum issues and management in the Pacific Rim
  • Leadership and management

Deadline for submission is 31 May 2012

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