International Biennial Conference of Museum Studies (IBCMS)
Call for papers: restoration & rejuvenation of heritage
Deadline for proposals; 28th of March, 2014
The conference web page.
The advent of the fields of museum and cultural heritage studies and social sciences’ reinvention of material culture studies during the 1980s have made these fields today social sui generis, in the context of Émile Durkheim.
In exploring the nature of cultural heritage, an emphasis on historic sites and architecture as embodied by the “world heritage” concept is no longer adequate. In 2004, the UNESCO Convention for the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage expanded the definition of cultural heritage to include “intangibles”. The clear limits to the concept of knowledge defined by the convention have encouraged museum administrators and others to reconsider the future essence of museums. This and other developments have encouraged reconsideration of the nature of museums in light of cultural content and cultural heritage. Please read “call for papers” in our website for more information about the conference.