Museum International is an academic journal that promotes the exchange of information about museums and cultural heritage on an international level. The journal aims to foster knowledge-sharing through interdisciplinary research and best practices for the protection of cultural heritage in a fast-changing world.
Published by UNESCO since 1948 and with Wiley-Blackwell since 1992, publishing rights for the journal were transferred from UNESCO to ICOM in 2013. In collaboration with its co-publisher Wiley-Blackwell, ICOM now holds exclusive responsibility for the editorial policy and content of the journal.
An editorial board, composed of a selection of members within the ICOM network, is charged with discussing and choosing themes, authors and guest editors for each issue. Aedín Mac Devitt is the journal’s Managing Editor.
A Chinese version of the journal is published through a partnership with Yilin Press.
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Deadline: 29 January 2018
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Subject: Culture as an inclusive value of Europe
Place: Sofia, National Palace of Culture
Subject: “Culture as Soft power in International Relations. EU’s strategic approach“
– Supporting culture as an engine for sustainable social and economic development;
– Promoting culture and intercultural dialogue for peaceful inter community relations
– Strengthening/reinforcing cooperation on cultural heritage
Place: Sofia, National Palace of Culture
Subject: “Copyright in the Digital Single Market”
Subject: “Cultural heritage – for a more reliable Europe”
Europe is the second largest Cultural and Creative industries (CCIs or Cultural and Creative sector, CCS) market in the world after Asia. A study by ‘Cultural Times’ estimates that European Union creates 32% of global CCI revenues and 26% of world-wide CCI jobs. Numerous surveys have proven that this field is one of the most sustainable in times of crises and can more easily adapt to the changing conditions. According to Eurostat, in 2015 the cultural sector constituted 2.9% of the total European workforce. The whole CCIs sector represents around 4% of European GDP and provides jobs to 8 million people (European Commission, 2017). The CCI sector is an important player in the economic and political context, and its strength lays on its ability to encourage both competitiveness and inclusiveness in different fields of business, although its further development still encounters certain obstacles.
During the last years, the European Union has launched a number of initiatives to support and promote the CCIs. In addition to the €1.5 bn Creative Europe Programme adopted in the framework of the 2015-2018 Work Plan for Culture, in May the European Commission approved a strategy for international cultural relations based on the communication ‘’Culture in the heart of International Relations’’. Moreover, in the input document for the Summit of European leaders in Sweden (November 2017), the Commission invited Member States to include the CCIs in the education system, strengthen their position in the economic market and facilitate access to the available start-ups funds. The European Commission set the following ambitious objectives for 2025: boosting Creative Europe’s Guarantee facility, starting #Digital4Culture strategy and updating European Agenda for Culture.
Despite the many positive initiatives taken by the EU, the CCIs’ capacity is not fully exploited, often undervalued and lacking concrete support from the national and international authorities. At the same time, the cultural sector is undergoing considerable changes due to the digital revolution. Legislation struggles to follow these changing circumstances and CCIs’ potential remains blocked by bureaucratic and administrative requirements, lack of data and weak cross-sector coordination. This leads to challenges in the field of author rights protection, training possibilities and market harmonisation.
This timely symposium, organised in the European year of cultural heritage, will evaluate recent initiatives and policy developments in the field of Cultural and Creative Industries, and present good practice and emerging challenges to the sector. Participants will exchange views and perspectives on the possible strategies to tackle these challenges, and will debate the role of CCIs in national politics, education, international communication and social inclusion.
- Find out about the different CCIs funding opportunities and cooperation networks
- Look into the European initiatives to boost the CCIs sector, such as Creative Europe Programme, Support to literary translation projects, Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility, European Creative Hubs
- Address ways to overcome the lack of data and the need to systemise information
- Enhance the knowledge of the digital capacity-building methods in the field of CCI
- Identify ways to get access to the European market for companies operating in the cultural and creative sector, according to their size
- Analyse the methods to eliminate the fragmentation of different educational domains using innovations from the CCIs
- Learn from success stories on international communication based on cultural exchanges
Early bird rate: a 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates (subject to type of organisation and terms and conditions) for bookings received by the 16th February 2018. For further details, please refer to the enclosed event brochure.
Programme and registration: https://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/IC27-PPE2
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Conference on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Vienna from April 12th till 14th, 2018
Subject: “International and interinstitutional cooperation in the prevention of crimes involving cultural property”