Call for papers "Ecomuseums 2014" Poortugal, September 2014


2nd International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living

September 3-5, 2014 * Montalegre * Portugal

Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development / International
Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies – Newcastle University

Conference Overview

follows the path established by its first conference and (as the
predecessor) aims at gathering scholars, academics and practitioners
working in the areas of Ecomuseums and Community Museums all over the
world in an event that may contribute to the global discussion and
understanding of the ecomuseums and community museums phenomena.
The ecomuseum movement has its origins in late 1960’s France when the
roles museums can play in linking people, their heritage expressions and
places, as well as affecting social change, were examined. At this time,
traditional museum activities, which centered on the collection of
heritage to be interpreted by curators and other museum professionals
within a museum building, were viewed as both limited and exclusive in
In more recent decades, ecomuseums have been established throughout the
world and are guided by a variety of differing aims and objectives. For
example, an ecomuseum may resemble a more conventional museum in
appearance or, in other cases, an open–air community-controlled
heritage project, depending on the place.
It can be considered that this wide range of ecomuseological and
community-based museological initiatives demonstrates an international
interest in alternative heritage management approaches. For this reason,
Ecomuseums 2012 seeks to bring together scholars, researchers,
architects and heritage professionals to discuss the commonalities,
differences and future of safeguarding practices that are holistic and
community oriented in scope.
As in the previous edition Early Stage Researchers are welcome to share
the results of their research projects, namely post-graduation projects
and doctoral projects among others. Special registration conditions are
previewed for their best contributions, under the Scientific Committee

Visit the conference website for full details about the conference
scope, topics and submission procedures at:

Abstract and Panel Proposal Submission

Submit an abstract or a panel proposal via the conference website: or
contact the Conference Secretariat below.

Official Languages

Official language of the conference for publication purposes is ENGLISH.
Therefore, abstracts and papers must be submitted in English.

Official languages of the conference for oral presentations are ENGLISH,
Parallel sessions will be organised according to the working language.

Conference Secretariat

Secretariat ECOMUSEUMS 2014

Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development

Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S12

4750-106 Barcelos, PORTUGAL

Telephone: + 351 253 815 037

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