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"Defining the Museum of the 21st Century" Symposium

"Defining the Museum of the 21st Century" Symposium
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 25 November 2017
Upper College Hall, University of St Andrews

To attend this event please order your FREE audience ticket via:

This conference, open to all informed researchers within and outwith the International Council of Museums (ICOM), is hosted by the University of St Andrews Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) in the School of Art History. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693669.

Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews will open the conference followed by internationally renowned keynote speakers. It will form part of an international debate on the definition of the museum taking place under the auspices of ICOFOM – ICOM’s forum for Museology. This multi-lingual discussion began in Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris in June 2017, and continues in a suite of symposia in Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Iran, China and other venues in 2017-18. A tri-lingual publication in English, Spanish and Portugese is being planned in collabroation with UNDAV Buenos Aires and UNIRIO Rio de Janeiro.

After registering with Eventbrite, you will be emailed an e-ticket. Please bring your e-ticket (printed or via the Eventbrite App) with you on Saturday 25 November to the symposium registration desk at Upper College Hall.

Further information is available on the symposium’s website:

If you require further information or encounter any problems with ticket booking please email:

Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute

School of Art History
University of St Andrews
79, North Street
St Andrews

Tel: +44 (0) 1334 462356