5th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum
ICOM Barbados and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum welcome you to the 5th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. It will be held from the 2nd to the 5th of August, 2012 at The University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Bridgetown, Barbados. The emerging focus, but not the only one, of the Inclusive Museum Knowledge Community for this year’s conference is promotion of research and safeguarding of Diaspora heritage & cultural diversity.
Five significant volumes will be launched at the Fifth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum in Bridgetown, Barbados:
1. Deborah Tranter, Museums and Communities: Changing Dynamics. An analysis of the Cobb+Co Museum in Toowoomba, Queensland 1987–2010, Chicago & Melbourne: Onmuseums Series, Common Ground Publishing, 2012;
2. Rae Sheridan, International Heritage Instruments and Climate Change. A Comparative Study of the UNESCO 1972 World Heritage Convention and the UNESCO 2003 Convention on Safeguarding Intangible Heritage , Chicago & Melbourne: Onmuseums Series, Common Ground Publishing, 2012;
3. Alissandra Cummins, Kevin Farmer and Roslyn Russell (eds.) Plantation to Nation: Caribbean Museums and National Identity, Chicago & Melbourne: Onmuseums Series, Common Ground Publishing, 2012;
4. Rick West Jr., Shifting the Paradigm: The Making of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Chicago & Melbourne: Onmuseums Series, Common Ground Publishing, 2012;
5. David A. Bailey, Alissandra Cummins, Axel Lapp, and Allison Thompson (eds.), Curating in the Caribbean, Berlin, Germany: The Green Box, 2012. (With generous support from the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development)
The Inclusive Museum Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The inaugural Conference was held at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands in 2008, the Second International Conference on the Inclusive Museum was held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2009, the 2010 Conference was held at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, and the 2011 Conference was held at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We look forward to hosting you for another stimulating and case study driven conference along with a fun filled festival in 2012 in Bridgetown.
Mrs. Allison Callender, President, ICOM Barbados
Curator, Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Saint Ann’s Garrison, Bridgetown, BB14038 Barbados
Prof. Amareswar Galla, PhD, Executive Director
International Institute for the Inclusive Museum
P.O.Box – 803, Copenhagen Øst 2100, Denmark