Sunday, March 31, 2013
With over 250 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, cities are one of the most abundant and diverse categories of heritage. This quantity and diversity add to the dynamics of urban heritage conservation, where concepts and approaches are constantly changing and evolving.
Community Development through World Heritage is a direct outcome of the international student exchange programme Sharing Our Heritages, which was sponsored by the Australian Government and the European Union. The programme involved students and lecturers in 2005–2008 from Charles Darwin University (CDU), Curtin University of Technology (CUT), Deakin University (DU), Melbourne, and the University of Western Sydney (UWS), in Australia; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC), Belgium; University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland; Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain; and Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus (BTU), Germany.
World Heritage Papers 35 - Understanding World Heritage in Asia and the Pacific - The Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting 2010-2012
The World Heritage Convention aims to protect the most outstanding cultural and natural heritage places on Earth. Countries (States Parties) that have adhered to the World Heritage Convention accept an obligation to manage World Heritage properties on their territory to the highest standards of protection, and periodically report on what action they have taken to fulfil this task.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. The UNESCO World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States coordinates and develops activities in these areas, providing support for the preparation of new nominations to the World Heritage List, and conservation and management assistance for sites inscribed on the List with a view o sustainable development.
Call For Papers For a special issue of Museum & Society journal Museum education today: synergies and innovations in multicultural contexts
Call For Papers
For a special issue of Museum & Society journal
Museum education today: synergies and innovations in multicultural contexts
Guest editors Dr Stella Sylaiou & Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti
We invite papers for a forthcoming special issue of Museums & Society which will explore the current state in museum education theory and practice. Our rationale begins with the notion that museums can engage new audiences, trigger aesthetic sensitivities, exercise creativity and imagination. In today’s multicultural societies, museums need to explore new synergies with educational institutions and develop innovative means to address educational challenges in engaging ways. In addition, information and communications technologies (ICT) as a burgeoning field of investigation provide to museums a plethora of tools to share resources and communicate broadly to a wide range of users.
The purpose of this special issue is thus two-fold: (a) explore the synergies developed by museums in order to address the impact of informal education in multicultural contexts and (b) the ICT innovations imported in enhancing learning in informal and non-formal contexts.
Themes may include -but are not limited- to the following areas:
• Museum education in multicultural contexts: new research questions
• Community outreach and museum education
• Engaging immigrants through museum education: emerging case studies Museums and schools: towards the re-definition of a creative synergy
• Learning by doing through the use of interactive activities
• Experiential-based learning and museum education
• ICT and personalized museum education
• Mobile experiences and museum education
• Gamification and museum education
• Crowdsourcing and museum education
• Virtual and augmented reality and museum education
Send your abstract of 300 words along with a brief CV in both guest editors: Dr Stella Sylaiou (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Anastasia Filippoupoliti (email@example.com). Please do not hit 'reply' to this email.
All accepted abstracts will undergo a double peer-review process. The issue is scheduled for publication in November 2014. For more information, feel free to contact the guest editors.
Brief CVs of guest editors
Stella SYLAIOU has a B.Sc. in History and Archaeology (AUTh), a M.Sc. degree in Archaeological Computing (University of Southampton, UK), a Diploma in Open and Distance Learning (Hellenic Open University), a M.A. in Museology (AUTh) and a Ph.D. degree from Inter-departmental Postgraduate Program, Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments (AUTh), Greece, part of which was funded by the Marie Curie Scholarship for the Transfer of Knowledge (Centre of VLSI and Computer Graphics, University of Sussex, UK). From 2009 till today she teaches at the Fine Art and Art Sciences Department, University of Ioannina, Greece, the Visual and Applied Arts Department, University of Western Macedonia, Greece, the School of Social Sciences (M.Sc. in Cultural Organisations Management) of the Hellenic Open University, the Department of Geomatics & Surveying of the Technological Educational Institute of Serres. She carried out two postdoctoral researches funded by funded by the Greek State Scholarships and Research Committee of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. She participated in eight research projects, she has nine publications in scientific journals, twenty peer-reviewed articles in conferences. Her research interests lie in the areas of Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, Museum Education, Cultural Communication, Cultural Management and Museology.
Anastasia FILIPPOUPOLITI is a lecturer in pedagogics and museum education at the Department of Education Sciences in Preschool Age at the Democritus University of Thrace. She also teaches at the Hellenic Open University in the postgraduate course of Cultural Organisations Management. She has obtained a B.A. in Philosophy and History of Science (University of Athens), and an M.A. and a Ph.D degree in Museum Studies (both from the University of Leicester, UK). She has been a post-doctoral researcher in museology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She has worked at the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation as the project manager of the EU-funded project The Environment Museum of Stymfalia. Among her publications is the two-volume edited book Science Exhibitions: Communication and Evaluation and Science Exhibitions: Curatiοn and Design (Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc, 2010). Her research interests span the areas of museology, science communication and museum education with a particular focus on science and technology museums, science exhibitions and related educational programmes.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This publication is produced within the three-year research programme EuNaMus – European National Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen, coordinated at Tema Q at Linköping University (www.eunamus.eu).
EuNaMus explores the creation and power of the heritage created and presented by European national museums to the world, Europe and its states, as an unsurpassable institution in contemporary society. National museums are defined and explored as processes of institutionalized negotiations where material collections and displays make claims and are recognized as articulating and representing national values and realities. Questions asked in the project are why, by whom, when, with what material, with what result and future possibilities are this museums shaped.
This Open Access publication presents key findings of research undertaken by the Eunamus consortium in its attempts to understand the ‘museology of Europe’. This notion is used here to describe activities which are peculiar to museums and which result from the manner in which museums assemble and deploy objects. This idea can also be used to understand the museological aspects of the city, in which architecture, buildings, monuments, parks, piazzas and boulevards become curated objects. The museological aspect explored here also acts as a counterpoint to the narrative tradition in museums, explored elsewhere in the work of Eunamus. This research investigated the ways in which the city, online museum-like spaces, and national, regional and local museums produce opportunities for connecting identities. A study of national art museums and capital cities, for example, sought to understand how acts of nation making also produced a sense of Europe and of a shared European identity. This aim addressed a central purpose of Eunamus research: to understand how the portrayal of history in national museums could contribute to greater European social cohesion.
This is the summary policy report of the Eunamus project. Drawing together findings from all of the other project reports and conferences, it reflects upon the way histories are constructed and deployed in Europe’s national museums. It sets out to address two questions: In what ways do national museums, and the histories they display, contribute to social division and cohesion? How might national museums be a force for greater social cohesion in Europe in the future? The report discusses how national museums perform, interpret and narrate meaningful pasts and how these acts of communication are perceived by visitors and citizens. The report concludes with eight policy implications:
- National museums need to be autonomous creative institutions
- National museums need to understand and be open about their performances
- National museums need to overcome national constraints
- National museums need to develop and share tools for establishing bridge-building narratives
- National museums need to review their impact on perceptions of citizenship
- National museums need to reach new audiences
- Regional and local museums hold great potential for international bridge building
- National museums can act as forums for contested issues
The three-year research programme, EuNaMus – European National Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen, is coordinated at Tema Q at Linköping University (www.eunamus. eu). EuNaMus explores the creation and power of the heritage created and presented at European national museums to the world, Europe and its states, as an unsurpassable institution in contemporary society. National museums are defined and explored as processes of institutionalized negotiations where material collections and displays make claims and are recognized as articulating and representing national values and realities. Questions asked in the project are why, by whom, when, with what material, with what result and future possibilities are these museums shaped.