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ICR 2015: “Regional Museums and the Forging of Identities in a Multicultural Society”

19-23 October 2015

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel

ICOM's International Committee for Regional Museums (ICR) is organising, in cooperation with ICOM Israel, ICR 2015 Annual Conference, to be held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, on 19-23 October 2015.
The conference will focus on the theme “Regional Museums and the Forging of Identities in a Multicultural Society”.

As the nations of the world progressively develop into multiethnic and multicultural societies, regional museums should reflect on the role they can play in this process. Whether or not their host nations are developed or developing countries, museums must consider how they can aid in satisfying their public’s needs and desires for multiple and varied identities. The ICR Israel 2015 Conference will present a selection of papers concerning the activities of regional museums, with particular regard to the definition of identities in multiethnic/multicultural societies, the effect tensions between traditional societies and the modern global society have on viable identities, the role regional museums play and the strategies they must adopt in so complex processes.


» link to the Conference webpage

» link to the ICOM ICR conference page