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Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

University museums are still mainly visited by an insufficiently diverse audience limited to researchers/students/professors and a few families or informed amateurs. During this colloquium, we will address the reasons for this conjuncture and ask the nowadays practices of our university institutions: elitist speech? Dusty scenography? Not adapted communication means? University showcase? Too little known or heterogeneous collections? This colloquium aims in inviting university authorities and collection managers to engage a global thinking on their audience approach policy.

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Presentation

Since the early XXIst century, university museums have experienced renewed interest: birth of the UNIVERSEUM European network (2000) and the international committee for university museums and collection (UCAM) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM, 2001); renovation of the Ashmolean Museumin Oxford (2009), recognized as the first university museum (1683); conception of accessible storerooms and renovation of the Conservatoire national des arts et métiersin Paris (2000). All these examples are evidencing a voluntary approach to give a new direction to university museums but also emphasize the need for an official recognition coming from the international professional community of museums.

University museums are still mainly visited by an insufficiently diverse audience limited to researchers/students/professors and a few families or informed amateurs. During this colloquium, we will address the reasons for this conjuncture and ask the nowadays practices of our university institutions: elitist speech? Dusty scenography? Not adapted communication means? University showcase? Too little known or heterogeneous collections? This colloquium aims in inviting university authorities and collection managers to engage a global thinking on their audience approach policy.

Seven axis are composing the program of the colloquium and each of these is related toat least one of the following questioning:

  • How is that the public does not visit university museums?
  • What means of communication for the university museums public?
  • Can the university museum be a place for demonstrating the academic research?
  • Universitymuseum marketing: is it a potential showcase for universities?
  • What kind of expography for university museums?
  • How to ensure social and cultural inclusion in university museums?
  • University museums and students/researchers: a place for a formation site?

Programme

Mardi 5.11

8h30  - Accueil café

9h00 - Discours d’une autorité

9h15 à 12h 30 - Conférences (2)

10h45 à 11h 15 – Pause café

11h45 à 12h 30 – Conférence (1) et échanges sur la matinée

12h30 à 14h00 – Lunch

14h00 à 15h30 – 4 Communications

15h30 à 16h00 – Pause café

16h00 à 17h30 – 4 communications

18h00 – Visite du Musée Wittert suivie d’un drink

Mercredi 6.11 (Journées enseignants/didacticiens : thématiques à privilégier)

8h30  - Accueil café

9h00 à 12h 30 - Conférences (2)

10h45 à 11h 15 – Pause café

11h45 à 12h 30 – Conférence (1) et échanges sur la matinée

12h30 à 14h00 – Lunch

14h00 à 15h30 – 4 Communications

15h30 à 16h00 – Pause café

16h00 à 17h30 – 4 communications

18h00 – Visites AQMU et MicroMusée

Jeudi 7.11 Visites des collections de l’Université de Liège au Campus Sart Tilman

Conférenciers confirmés

  • Paul VOOGT – Directeur Musée universitaire d'Utrecht
  • Cristina BRUNO - Professeur Titulaire en Muséologie – Musée d’Archéologie et Ethnologie de l’ USP Universidade de São Paulo (Brésil)
  • Giácomo GIACOBINI - Professeur émérite d'Anatomie humaine & Directeur scientifique Musée d'Anatomie à l'Université de Turin
  • Anne QUERINJEAN - Directrice du Musée L - Musée universitaire de Louvain à UCLouvain – Université catholique de Louvain.
  • Sébastien SOUBIRAN - Directeur-adjoint du Jardin des Sciences à l’Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • Hugues DREYSSE - Directeur, Jardin des Sciences de Strasbourg (France) - Président honoraire, UMAC
  • Nathalie NYST – Coordinatrice Réseau des Musées de l’ULB Bruxelles (Belgique) Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Direction du Patrimoine culturel

Subjects

Places

  • Liège, Belgium (4000)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
  • Thursday, November 07, 2019

Keywords

  • University museums, public, museums communication

Contact(s)

  • Mélanie Cornelis
    courriel : eds [at] ulg [dot] ac [dot] be

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Manuelina Maria Duarte Cândido
    courriel : mmduartecandido [at] uliege [dot] be

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« University Museums and their Publics », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, https://calenda.org/628627

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