New Delhi, India
National Science Museum
7-9 August 2015
The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Eighth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. The Museum Conference will be held 7-9 August 2015 at the National Science Museum, New Delhi, India
SPECIAL CONFERENCE FOCUS: "Museums as Civic Spaces"
The inclusive museum is an aspirational civic space that is created and recreated based on the context and relevance to diverse stakeholders. It liberates museums and communities from legacies, enables a first voice, and empowers people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a sense of place and multiple identities. The challenge is also to address intersectionality across cultural borders through appropriate research, development and capacity building. This must be at all levels of engaged partners from curators, educators, conservators to directors and trustees. Connecting collections and communities is critical.
The Inclusive Museum Knowledge Community continues to build on the lessons learnt and ongoing discursive crossings to promote for posterity the museum for diverse peoples irrespective of their backgrounds. India on the cusp of an unprecedented museum development is the host to the Eighth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. As the world's largest democracy it is also well known for its cultural and language diversity. This diversity is embedded in the nation's Constitution. A vibrant civil society such as India mandates relevant and responsive cultural institutions, especially inclusive museums.
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, poster presentations, or colloquia are invited that discuss the broader themes listed below. In addition to the special focus, paper presentations will be grouped into one of the following categories for presentation at the conference:
Theme 1: Visitors
Theme 2: Collections
Theme 3: Representations
Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication to the fully refereed The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community by becoming a member and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.
Proposals for in-person presentations should be submitted by 17 MAY 2015 (title and short abstract). Proposals submitted after this day will be accommodated in non-themed sessions at the conference or are eligible for community membership registrations (no attendance at conference required with community membership presentations).
For more information on the conference including confirmed plenary speakers as well as details on submitting your proposal and registering for the conference, visit:
Web address: www.onmuseums.com/india-2015
Sponsored by: Inclusive Museum / Common Ground Publishing