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ICME/2014/Croatia Annual Conference – Zagreb, Croatia 14-16 October, 2014

ICME (the International Committee for Museums of Ethnography), an international committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), will hold its 2014 annual conference on 14-16 October, 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia, in cooperation with the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies.

The theme of the conference will be: “Museums and Innovation”

 ICME/2014/ Croatia will organise the conference as a forum where museum professionals, students and academic researchers can discuss innovative ways of presenting heritage in museums (through recent permanent and temporary exhibitions or online projects) they have taken part in or studied during recent years, as well as projects in process or planned for the near future. This conference aims to initiate a debate about new ways of thinking and working in museums today and in the future.

The conference is planned as a forum where experts, primarily ethnologists and cultural anthropologists, students and academics will briefly speak (for between 20-30 minutes) to the theme, highlighting contemporary problems and challenges faced by museum exhibitions, as well as the extramural activities they organize around them for specific target audiences such as families, children, elders and migrant communities.
Papers will be organised into thematic units and followed by a discussion and exchange of experience in relation to each set of papers discussed. A major aim for this conference is to initiate an on-going discussion about the challenges, problems and new possibilities of planning and working on exhibitions or joint projects.
Submitting abstracts

Abstracts of between 250 and 300 words should be submitted for selection to the ICME Review Committee, which will comprise Dr Zvjezdana Antoš, Sylvia Wackernagel, and Dr Viv Golding who will act as chair. Submissions should be sent to Dr Viv Golding (vmg4@le.ac.uk), Dr Zvjezdana Antoš (zantos@emz.hr) and Sylvia Wackernagel (swackernagel@yahoo.de‎) by May 1, 2014.  If you send the abstract as an attachment, please also include the text of the abstract in the text of the e-mail itself.