In Ghent (Belgium), an international colloquium on “Positioning Academic Heritage. Challenges for Universities, museums and society in the 21st century.” will be organized from Monday 18 till Wednesday 20 November 2013.
The colloquium is an initiative of the Ghent University Museums, the botanical garden and the archive of Ghent University. This colloquium fits within the framework of the U4 collaboration of curators and museum directors of the museums at the Universities of Ghent, Groningen, Göttingen and Uppsala.
Most universities have rich and diverse collections originating from educational and/or research activities. We would like to bring together experts and researchers with experience in the field of art and (university) museum policy to share their expertise and ideas on the topic of academic heritage and its role in 21st century.
Additional information on the International Colloquium can be found on the following webpage http://www.sciencemuseum.ugent.be/colloquium/index.html.
The program now includes the list of invited speakers for each session.
Abstracts can be submitted until July, 15th, 2013.
Monday November 18th, 2013:
Plenary Session (AM): Welcome
Opening Ceremony (AM)
Plenary Session (AM): Session on Academic Collections and Heritage (Invited speakers: Cornelia Weber, Marta Lourenço)
Plenary Session (PM): Session on Science Popularization and Communication (Invited speakers: Monique Mourits, Nicole Gesché-Koning)
Tuesday November 19th, 2013:
Plenary Session (AM): Session on Relevance to Society (Invited speakers: Dirk Van Delft, Neil Curtis)
Visits to the university collections in the venue (PM)
Evening Lecture (PM): Introduction by Hugues Dreysse, lecture by Christoper Brown (Ashmolean)
Wednesday November 20th, 2013 :
Plenary Session (AM): Session on Museum Management (Invited speakers: Guido Gryseels, Annick Schramme)
Round table discussion (PM)