University Museums and Collections Conference 2020 – Call for Papers


Chau Chak Wing Museum

The University of Sydney’s new Chau Chak Wing Museum will host the 20th annual University Museums and Collections conference

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and home to the soon to be completed, state-of-the-art Chau Chak Wing Museum. This museum will unite the university’s art, antiquities and natural history collections and is the result of a 10-year strategy. UMAC 2020 brings delegates to Sydney in spring, just weeks after the Chau Chak Wing Museum opens, to explore the conference theme of ‘New Destinations: Looking Forward, Looking Back’

Call for Papers

Internationally, universities are using their museums and collections innovatively to create new forms of student, research and community engagement. The utility of collections for research training, object-based learning and cross-disciplinary programs are being increasingly explored and exploited in higher education. ‘New Destinations’ poses the question: ‘Are we there yet?’

The International Committee for UMAC is now inviting proposals for its 20th Annual Conference.

Proposal submissions are due Friday 28 February.

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