On behalf of the Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development and Peter Davis, Gerard Corsane (International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University) and myself
(Michelle Stefano), I am pleased to announce the following conference:
CALL FOR PAPERS: JANUARY 31 2012
ECOMUSEUMS 2012 1st International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities
September 19-21, 2012 * Seixal * Portugal
ECOMUSEUMS 2012 is a double blind peer-reviewed conference.
The Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies - University of Newcastle
Ecomuseums 2012 - 1st International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities aims at gathering scholars, academics and practitioners working in the areas of Ecomuseums and Community Museums.
The ecomuseum movement has its origins in late 1960’s France when the roles museums can play in linking people, their heritage expressions and places, as well as affecting social change, were examined. At this time, traditional museum activities, which centered on the collection of heritage to be interpreted by curators and other museum professionals within a museum building, were viewed as both limited and exclusive in approach. In more recent decades, ecomuseums have been established throughout the world and are guided by a variety of differing aims and objectives. For example, an ecomuseum may resemble a more conventional museum in appearance or, in other cases, an open–air community-controlled heritage project, depending on the place.
It can be considered that this wide range of ecomuseological and community-based museological initiatives demonstrates an international interest in alternative heritage management approaches. For this reason, Ecomuseums 2012 seeks to bring together scholars, researchers, architects and heritage professionals to discuss the commonalities, differences and future of safeguarding practices that are holistic and community oriented in scope.
Visit the conference website for full details about the conference scope, topics and submission procedures at: