Participation in the international conference will be open to contributions from researchers, museum experts and individuals working at companies, organizations and groups that will deliver presentations in relation to the overarching theme. The conference will be structured around the following areas, with more information on the scope of these under the section “Concept and sub-themes”:
1. Pluralism in art
Aesthetic and sensory perceptions We welcome proposals that encompass an aspect of art’s inclusive dimension from a theoretical perspective in any of the areas of art history, aesthetics, art criticism and other disciplines. Chairman: Jesús López Díaz (UNED)
2. Cultural heritage at everyone’s reach
Research, conservation and management This sub-theme will include those constributions that address new challenges that arise as a result of the duty to preserve, study, interpret, underscore and disseminate cultural heritage among all people.. Chairman: Ana María Cuesta Sánchez (UCM)
3. Museums as spaces for knowledge
History, theory and concepts This sub-theme will incorporate proposals that sequentially study the historical origin of the museum and its current development, spanning its evolutionary process from the “cabinets of curiosities” and museum collections, to the polyhedric spaces containing the knowledge of humanity’s cultural-historical past. Chairmans: Teresa Nava Rodríguez y Fernando Pérez Suescun (UCM)
4. Museums and 21st century audiences
Accessibility, education and inclusion Accepted contributions to this sub-theme will analyze different intiatives that take into consideration audience needs and expectations when defining exhibition policies and programming, in addition to projects that underscore the challenges facing the museum with regards to the didactic function of its museographic contents, in the image it projects and in terms of cultural action. Chairman: Marián López Fernández Cao (UCM)
5. Museums and universities
Sites at the intersection of research, experimentation and proprietary collections Research witin this sub-theme will delve into university teaching, in particular degrees and master’s related to museums, as well as different specific programs and didactic actvities developed by museums in the context of segments of their collection. Chairmans: Irene González Hernando, Tamara Bueno Doral y Rosaura Navajas Seco (UCM)
6. Museums as spaces for inclusive innovation and technology
Communication, transmedia and virtual reality for all people It is of critical importance to approach the way in which the museum can benefit from the innovative use of information and communications technology (ICT), and to discuss challenges, problems and the possibilities of technological, digital and virtual museums, in addition to innovative museographic proposals that promote audience participation and engagement through the use of ICTs. Chairman: Covadonga Rodrigo San Juan (UNED)
7. Accesibility beyond the museum
Governmental strategies, tourism and universal design This sub-theme encompasses the study of governmental policies such as legislation on accessibility, inclusion, culture for all, cultural heritage and its protection and dissemination. Similarly, it will incorpórate pioneering initiatives in inclusive tourism created to analyze and evaluate programs, planning and activities run by public and private agents to promote entertainment for all people and tourism resource management. Chairmans: Magdalena de Pazzis Pi Corrales (UCM) y Ángeles Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua (UNED)
8. Outstanding projects and practices in museology, accessibility or social inclusion
Specific cases in poster format The poster format will encompass and showcase projects, activities, innovation and development endeavors, as well as degree final projects and master’s final projects about art, heritage and museums for all people. Chairman: Alejandra Alonso Tak (Ministère de la Culture, Francia)
General participation guidelines
Applicable to both oral presentations and posters
- The official languages of the conference are Spanish and English, and both are allowed for presentations.
- Authors must submit a brief abstract of their projects- 2000 characters, including spaces-only through the online form that will become available for said purpose before February 15th. The online form will send an automatic reply to the email address of the proposal’s main author.
- During the first half of February the organizing Scientific Committee will notify authors whose papers have been accepted, and provide suggestions for improvement where necessary. The abstracts of the accepted presentations will be edited in a hardcopy version of a book of abstracts that will be handed out along with other conference documents.
- At least one of the authors must attend the conference, as participating remotely is not allowed. Formal registration can be completed once the organizing Scientific Committee notifies which papers have been accepted.
- In the case of projects signed by various authors, presentation will only be recognized for those authors that have registered for the event and have paid the corresponding fees.
Conference monograph series publication
The MUSACCES Consortium will coordinate the edition of a hardcopy and digital version of a scientific monograph series in which a selection of the contributions will be compiled in brief book chapter format and previously peer reviewed by two scholars. The participation guidelines in said publication will be provided after the conference when the terms with the publishing house publishing the monograph series are finalized. The hardcopy version can be reserved in advance at registration for a special price.
Finished 15th February