Only 3 weeks to the CAM/Glasgow Museums Symposium!

Taking it to the Streets
May 14-16, 2014
Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Museums are increasingly concerned about enhancing their benefit to society on many levels. Join colleagues from more than 20 countries in a discussion of effective community engagement in museums and museum engagement in communities. From collaboration with community members to develop exhibitions and programs that extend the reach of the museum beyond four walls throughout the community, to sharing authority in the governance of the museum at all levels, to participatory governance – using the museum’s resources to engage citizens in civic debate and action. Be part of the conversation!

Join colleagues from Australia, Belgium, Belize, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Grenada, India, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Scotland, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Wales, and Zimbabwe for three days of keynotes and plenary sessions, panel discussions, visits to community outreach programs and Glasgow Museums, receptions and more.

There are also spaces available in the post-symposium tour to Northern Ireland: Taking Heritage Practice into Contested Places (May 18-20, optional)

Organized by the Commonwealth Association of Museums, a Commonwealth professional association and an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working towards the betterment of museums and their societies in the Commonwealth family of nations and globally, and Glasgow Museums, known internationally for its outreach service, the Open Museum, based at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, which for more than 20 years has taken Glasgow’s museum collections beyond the museum walls and out into the community.

Registration form and detailed information are on the CAM website: http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/cam/activities/upcoming_conferences/index.html

For information contact: Rachel Erickson, Curatorial Intern, CAM and Glasgow Museums: rachel.erickson@glasgowlife.org.uk; +44 7512 924 586 OR Catherine C. Cole, Secretary-General, CAM: CatherineC.Cole@telus.net; 1-780-424-2229

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