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ICAMT Annual Conference: On Top of History

22-24 September 2014

Tbilisi, Georgia | National Museum Georgia


The International Committee for Architecture and Museum Technique is proud to announce its 40th Conference, which will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Since 1948 ICAMT has been welcome in many cities, and the conference has featured a variety kind of themes. This year the theme of the conference, On Top of History - Site-Museumswill focus on Site-museums built right on top of the history they are telling, the challenges of organizing, planning and building Site-Museums.

The Site-Museum preserves and interprets the remains of cultural history or natural history phenomena on a site where these have been preserved in situ or reconstructed. A Site-Museum also has, like any other museum, the functions of conservation, documentation, research and interpretation (Küsel).

Site-Museums are built right on top of the story they are there to tell, on the place where the history is made, or where the items in the collection have been found.


As always, the general idea of the ICAMT conferences is to learn from experiences of museum projects, and feeding this back to fellow professionals in the museum field. The conference has been organised through the cooperation of Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Georgian National MuseumGeorgian National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation, ICOM Georgia.


The preliminary conference programme includes:

22 September, 2014

• Registration
• Opening and Welcome Speeches
• Conference in Georgian National Museum
• Paper presentations

23 September 2014

• Conference on location (Dmanisi Museum-Reserve, Homeland of first Europeans, Dmanisi (start 07.00u)
• Open air Museum of Ethnography, Tbilisi (open-air drinks/bbq)

24 September 2014

• Conference in National Museum Georgia
• Paper presentations
• Poster presentations
• Summarizing and closing of the Conference academic part
• ICAMT Dinner

25-26 September 2014

• Post Conference Tour Svaneti Museum, Mestia in Svaneti Region (2 days – 25-26 September, 2014)
• Kakheti Region (1 day – 25 September, 2014) 


ICAMT welcomes scholars and practitioners to bring in a paper and/or a poster presentation by March 31st, 2014. For more detailed information, see the website of ICAMT (, or contact a
member of the conference committee at the e-mail address


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