Ciudad de México 2017
Museums of Cities and Contested Urban Histories, Mexico City 30-31 October 2017
We have taken ICOM’s theme for 2017 as our starting point. To control the past is to control our present and future. There may be facts in history, but it’s their interpretation which matters – you tell me your truth and I’ll tell you mine. Even the facts themselves are contested – no, it did not happen is a frequent comment. We now even refer to alternative facts. And there are facts we would prefer to forget. Yet things do happen, people die, Palmyra gets destroyed and the why and how does not seem to matter much.
Saying the unsayable about our history is a difficult area for the museum to explore. This what we aim to address in our conference.
In the meantime, these are the critical dates for proposals for papers and presentations:
Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 May 2017
Announcement of approved proposals: 30 June 2017
Full-text submission: 30 September 2017
We also have versions in the host's language and in Chinese and Japanese.
ICOM CAMOC |ICOM Disaster Risk Management Committee |Mexico City Museum (Museo de La Ciudad de México) | ICOM Mexico: http://www.icommexico.mx/ | ENCRyM - National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography, National Institute of Anthropology and History/La Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, Instituto Nacional de Antropologìa e Historia): http://www.encrym.edu.mx/ Secretario de Cultura, Gobierno de la Ciudad de México: http://www.cultura.cdmx.gob.mx/
We would like in particular to thank Yani Herreman of Mexico City, a CAMOC member and former President of ICOM-LAC who has contributed so much to the organisation of this conference.
Migration:Cities | (im)migration and arrival cities
Detailed information about our continuing Migration:Cities project is set out in the Workshops section of of our web site. We have held one workshop so far in Athens (plus an earlier one in Glasgow). We are now planning the second project workshop for 28 October, just before the conference itself. It will take place at the Museo Nacional de las Culturas, National Museum of Cultures- see below.
The call for papers and further information on registration, fees and travel grants are on the links above. In addition if you would like to contribute to the project with a short film please download the guideline: How to make a short film for the Migration:Cities platform
Main courtyard. Museo Nacional de las Culturas. National Museum of Cultures. INAH. Ciudad de México
China Hall. Museo Nacional de las Culturas, National Museum of Cultures, INAH, Ciudad de México.
Mexico City Museum
El Dia de los Muertos. Apart from the post conference tours, there is one unique celebration in which delegates can take part. The two days immediately following the conference, 1-2 November, will coincide with Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations. Since 2008 they have been on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It will be an unmissable two days.