ICOM Europe International Conference 2023

ICOM Europe International conference “Bridging the gap between museums and communities: the role of communication and education” will be held on 2-3 October 2023 at the National Coach museum in Lisbon (Portugal).

Conference organizer: ICOM Europe Regional Alliance

Partners: ICOM Portugal, ICOM Georgia, ICOM Croatia. Lusofona University, UNESCO Portugal, Lisbon National Coach Museum.

The “Bridging the Gap between Museums and Communities: The Role of Communication and Education” International conference aims to unite ICOM Members, including museum mediators, teachers, and students of Museum Studies, communication, education, and heritage professionals from around the globe. Over two days, participants will convene to enhance skills, acquire knowledge, and exchange experiences on how museums can effectively connect with diverse communities through communication and education.

This seminar seeks to gather insights and research initiatives centered on empowering communities as co-creators of knowledge.

Main thematics:

  • Memory and community. How museums can turn themselves into cultural hubs for people to understand the value of heritage.
  • Communication, Education and community. How the educational departments can develop participatory strategies to give voice to communities.
  • Heritage as expression of different cultures and different migrations. The objects have different meanings for different communities. What makes an object so important for one community?
  • How can we give voice to non-represented communities in museums?
  • Challenging times - such as we are living now (post covid, climate change issues, financial and economic crisis and war times in Europe) how to use communication and education to approach communities?
  • Virtual visitors versus real objects? How can we turn non visitors into real museum visitors engaging museum objects?

Deadline for abstracts was closed on August 15, 2023

Conference Programme please find here.

Contact: icomeulisbon23@gmail.com.

conference web pagehttps://icomeulisbon23.org/