International movement for a new Museology

Mouvement international pour une nouvelle Muséologie

Movimiento internacional para una nueva Museología

2010 - XIII International Conference MINOM-ICOM Amsterdam

XIII InternationalConference MINOM-ICOM 2010

Museums, participation & society: a dialogue between European practices

28-30 June 2010

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Discussions regarding the social role of museum, participation and the democratization of museum tools and processes have become a priority in many countries. Different approaches and solutions are being developed in different places. MINOM invited professionals and practitioners from European countries to share their views and solutions to issues that affect us all.

The workshop dealt with the following topics and initiatives:

Topics: Different approaches to the social role of museums and heritage: from development to social inclusion; new social practices based on knowledge networks, informational networks and communities of practices; upcoming tendencies in sociomuseology.

Initiatives: Creation of a global knowledge network of heritage and development (former interactions-online website); I European Meeting of Museology students and the creation of a network of museology students



28 June   Recognizing

10.00- 10.30 - Opening

11.00- 12.00- Presentation of workshop themes

12.00 13.00- Launch of new Interactions Online website and network project

14.00-16.00- Thematic Workshops

-Knowledge networks & communities of practice: multiple perspectives (Paula Assuncao dos Santos, Amsterdam)

-New pathways of participation in museological processes (Robert Heslip, Belfast)

-Museums as service providers and the creative industry (Mario Moutinho, Lisbon)

16.00- Plenary reports

17.00-19.00 I European Meeting of Museology students

20.00- 22.00 Working Group – Interactions online project

29 June  Problematizing

10.00-12.00 Group visits and discussion with coordinators of participation projects in museums in Amsterdam

14.00 -16.00 Assessing and giving advice to the museums visited

16.30- Plenary reports

17.30- 19.00- I International Meeting of Museology students

20.00- 22.00 Working Group – Interactions online project

30 June  Acting

10.00- 12.00- Presentation of the working group Interactions online project. Final plenary discussion about network actions

12.00- 13.00 Closure

Language: English