49th International Conference of ICAMT - ICOM International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques
The International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) organizes an annual international conference that brings together experts from different fields, namely museography, museology, architecture, and exhibition design.
This year, the 49th International Conference of the ICAMT – ICOM International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques, will be organized by the University of Porto, from 25 to 27 October 2023. Together with ICAMT, the Portuguese entities responsible for organizing this event are the Transdisciplinary Research Center “Culture, Space and Memory” (CITCEM) and the Center for Architecture and Urbanism Studies (CEAU).
The main theme of the conference will be “Undoing conflict in museums: materiality and meaning of museum architecture and exhibition design”. Conference participants will be able to focus their reflections on the Power of Conflict. Discussing how opposing ideas can foster change and evolution in museums and exhibitions, and the role of architecture and exhibition design in managing conflict in museums.
The conference offers a variety of case studies, including museum visits to consider how museum practices have faced various conflicts in terms of architectural choices and exhibition production.
In addition, we also offer different creative workshops based on arts/design to discuss these issues.
It will be possible to choose between different round tables where four key themes will be debated:
Key Theme 1 – Dealing with Conflict
Key Theme 2 – Symbols of Conflict
Key Theme 3 – Processes and Conflict
Key Theme 4 – Healing, Resistance and the Future
For more information and updates, the Organizing Committee has made available the conference link https://id.letras.up.pt/icamt2023porto/, as well as the social media pages Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.