It’s time for Blackbaud’s annual TrendsWatch webinar, hosted by Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) and Vice President of Strategic Foresight for the American Alliance of Museums. This year, Elizabeth will introduce four 2040 scenarios CFM is publishing throughout 2018, and take a deep dive into the theme of museums, truth and reconciliation.
Joining Elizabeth are Omar Eaton-Martínez, M. Ed., who is the Assistant Division Chief, Historical Resources for the Prince Georges County Parks & Recreation under the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, and Cara Krmpotich, DPhil, Director and Associate Professor, Museum Studies, at the iSchool, University of Toronto. Omar will expand on the ideas he introduced in his Museum 2040 article Truth and Reconciliation: Museums as Advocates for Human Rights and Healing. Cara will build on this theme based on the calls to action stemming from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Register for the webinar today!
SIGGRAPH 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, Animation, VR, Games, Digital Art, Mixed Reality and Emerging Technologies. Experience research, hands-on demos, and fearless acts of collaboration.
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From the prehistory of Modernity through to Upper Modernity, the city space of Barcelona has always reflected the arising Modern order,. It has also been through phases of subsequent modern disorder, struggles for workers’ rights, modernist social identities, and alternative ways of living. This is a city that has constantly reinvented itself. The early industrial era, the periods of strife such as the Tragic Week of 1909 and the May Day of 1937, the Spanish Civil War, the transition to democracy, the 1992 Olympics, and present day cultural activity all reflect how Barcelona has experienced new ways of reclaiming the city for its citizens. Its history is reflected in its urban layout, and in the way that it continues to take shape.
Barcelona offers a reflection of our future pasts, much in the way that archaeology does: our profession embodies an ability to reflect on how the future comes into existence and how the past influences it. We must also have the power to prototype the future. Everyone falls in love with Barcelona. One way or another, this love affair has to do with how the future challenges our past and our present. Barcelona is a perfect location for holding the 24th Annual Meeting of the EAA, the ideal setting for an Association that seeks to continuously develop and change the direction of its ability to reflect the past, in order to be able to reflect about the future.
by Felipe Criado-Boado (EAA President)
The EAA Annual Meeting, Barcelona proposes six main themes for discussion, all of them with a focus on thinking from within the framework of Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage about our future.Themes
The Annual Meeting themes, as defined by the Scientific Committee, incorporate the diversity of EAA and the multidimensionality of archaeological practice, including archaeological interpretation, heritage management and politics of the past and present.
- Theories and methods in archaeology
- The archaeology of material culture, bodies and landscapes
- Mediterranean seascapes
- Archaeology and the future of cities and urban landscapes
- Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage
- Museums and the challenges of archaeological heritage in 21st century
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The Communicating the Museum (CTM) conference will travel to Chicago from 24 to 27 September 2018. Chicago’ leading cultural institutions will host the 21st edition of CTM, the rendez-vous for communication professionals working in the cultural sector.
With more than 40 museums to choose from, Chicago’s museums rank among the best in the world. Join us for 4 days of talks, debate and tours, meet 300 international cultural experts and enjoy the city’s breathtaking views.
Online registration open – Early bird registration until Jun 30th
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CIDOC organises an annual conference which typically incorporates:
- Plenary sessions with papers and reports on documentation issues and initiatives
- Workshops and tutorials on specific issues
- Working Group sessions during which members of the Groups pursue their projects
- Annual General Meeting of CIDOC
- Visits to museums to learn about their documentation practices
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The ‘Provenance of Knowledge’ is a core element of good practice in documentation and so is the theme of the next annual CIDOC conference, in Heraklion from
29 September to 4 October 2018.
As an essential aspect of documentation, Provenance of Knowledge refers to the attempt to trace the origins of the information and knowledge about an object, an entity or an idea in order to reconstruct the whole chain of creation, use, interpretation and dissemination of relevant information and knowledge. The ultimate purpose of this reconstruction is to confirm, illustrate, and validate the information and knowledge contained in the documentation in order to facilitate understanding across times and cultures. In this way, it contributes to scholarly citation in information handling while connecting all the material evidence kept in museums and other memory institutions.
More information at: http://www.cidoc2018.com/
The National Technical University of Athens and the Technical Chamber of Greece invite you to the 1st International Conference on “Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage” on 10-13 October 2018.
The conference will be held at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens, Greece, with reference to the Holy Aedicule’s rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Digital Exhibition of Advanced Technology “Tomb of Christ: the Monument and the Project” at the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens.
For more information about the Conference: http://www.tmm-ch2018.com
The National Technical University of Athens interdisciplinary team “Protection of monuments” [Prof. A. Moropoulou, Prof. Emer. M. Korres, Prof. A. Georgopoulos, Prof. C. Spyrakos, Ass. Prof. C. Mouzakis], scientific responsible for the Holy Aedicule’s rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and the Technical Chamber of Greece, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media of the Hellenic Republic, organize the 1st International Conference on “TRANSDISCIPLINARY MULTISPECTRAL MODELLING AND COOPERATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE” [TMM_CH] on 10-13 October 2018, in Athens, Greece, discussing modern trends in the original agora of our technological and democratic roots.
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Talented, self-reliant and dynamic local artists from Jeju (Republic of Korea) as well as international
artists and architects who have interest in public space and work in any art media
(photography, installations, drawing, ceramics, video, performance, soundscapes, etc.) are
invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in the Global Youth Culture Forum Jeju 2018
to be held from 29th October to 4th November 2018.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 31 July 2018.
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or visit the website culture 21 here