Join The Museums in 2040 webinar @ Online
Jul 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Join The Museums in 2040 webinar @ Online
Blackbaud and the Center for the Future of Museums Present: Museums in 2040

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!

“45th SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques”
Aug 12 – Aug 16 all-day
"45th SIGGRAPH Conference on  Computer Graphics and  Interactive Techniques"

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.

For more information click here

24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists- EAA2018
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day
24th Annual Meeting of  the European Association of Archaeologists- EAA2018
Barcelona has been an urban laboratory since the high Medieval Ages. A place of diversity, a backdrop for  a multiplicity of social and cultural processes on multiple scales that reflect different ways of constructing the future, a city with a long experience of urban life and social innovations.
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)

Read more and find out why we have chosen this logo and motto of the Annual Meeting here.
Watch video about Barcelona and conference venues here.


Call for volunteers: we are looking for passionate and dynamic students to join us at the Annual Meeting. Find out more here and apply before 15 March 2018.

Call for contributions for sessions is open from 15 December to 15 February. However, in some cases formal requirements have not yet been met by the session (co)organisers (i.e. payment of EAA membership and/or registration), so these sessions are not available for submission of a paper, poster or other contribution yet – please check later for the availability of the session. The list is updated regularly, the final list of sessions will be announced on 1 February.

You can register for EAA 2018, you can also choose from the long list of excursions. All presenters have to be EAA members and pay registration fee before 31 March. Please note that it can take one business day to process the payment in the system.

For more information click here

EAA 2018 Annual Meeting in Barcelona @ Faculty of Geography and History
Sep 5 – Sep 9 all-day

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

Find out more details here

Communicating the Museum – CTM18 Chicago
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day
Communicating the Museum – CTM18 Chicago

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

For more information and registrations click here

CIDOC Annual Conference
Sep 29 – Oct 4 all-day
CIDOC Annual Conference

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

For more information click here

CIDOC 2018: Provenance of Knowledge @ Heraklion
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – Oct 4 @ 16:30

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/

1st International Conference on “Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage” @ Eugenides Foundation
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day

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

1st International Conference TMM_CH @ Eugenides Foundation
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day
1st International Conference TMM_CH @ Eugenides Foundation

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.

For more information and the preliminary program click here

@ Tamna Culture Square,
Oct 29 – Nov 4 all-day
 @ Tamna Culture Square,

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.

For more information click here 

or visit the website culture 21 here