CAMOC & ICOFOM & MINOM
Monday, July 4, 14h – 18h
“Museums and Urban Cultural Landscapes” (?)
Cultural landscapes and urban landscapes are quickly changing, moving on to different conceptual frameworks. The aim of thisjoint sessionofICOFOM,CAMOC andMINOM is to bring together experts in city museums, urban museum issues, new social challenges, and international museology trends, reflecting on how cultural urban landscapes affect the museum meaning and its relationship with the present societies.
The session will be based on the General Conference’s theme, the Siena Charter, and the ICOM/ UNESCO draft recommendation for museums, focusing on contemporary social and cultural urban issues that city museums must be prepared to face and to manage.
The “sense of place” is one of the key concepts of the Siena Charter, which highlights the blur boundaries between tangible and intangible heritage. Rapid, and sometimes irreversible changes in urban landscapes all over the world demands from museums a constant attention to cultural, social and geographical movements that affects peoples’ lives and their relationship with space, time and memory. If this is true for any type of museums, it is especially relevant for city museums, as cities are the ever-growing centres of human life, with all its consequences still to be fully acknowledged.
CAMOC is “a forum for people who work in or are interested in museums about cities, urban planners, historians, economists, architects or geographers, all of whom together can share knowledge and experience, exchange ideas and explore partnerships across international boundaries.” (http://camoc.icom.museum/ index2.php)
ICOFOM is “in charge of researching, studying and disseminating the theoretical basis of museology as an independent scientific discipline, critically analysing the main trends of contemporary museology.” (http://network.icom.museum/icofom)
MINOM is an international organization affiliated to ICOM. “Based broadly on a concern for social and cultural change, MINOM brings together individuals who are dedicated to active and interactive museology. It is open to aIl approaches which make the museum an instrument for identity building and development within the community.” (http://www.minom-icom.net/about-us).
The papers that are going to be presented in this session are expected to reflect on the questions given below:
The joint session will cover individual oral papers and round-tables.
14:00 – 18:00
14:00 - 14:15 – Opening Speeches
14:15 – 14:35 – CAMOC keynote speaker
14:40 – 15:00 – ICOFOM speaker
15:05 – 15: 25 – MINOM speaker
Debate / Q&A
15:45 – 16:15 – coffee-break
16:15 – 16:30 – ICOFOM presentation
16:30 – 16:45 – CAMOC presentation
16:45 – 17:00 – MINOM presentation
17:15 – 18: 00 – Final debate session with 4 to 6 speakers designated by CAMOC, ICOFOM and MINOM and a moderator