Inclusive Museum Conference, 30 June-3 July 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Fourth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum
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University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
30 June to 3 July 2011

At this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change, and perhaps also as an agent of change? The International Conference on the Inclusive Museum is a place where museum practitioners, researchers, thinkers and teachers can engage in discussion on the historic character and future shape of the museum. The key question of the conference is 'How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive?'

Plenary speakers include:
* Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz, President, International Council of Museums and Deputy Director, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
* Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Founding Director, Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C., USA
* Julien Anfruns, Director General, International Council of Museums; President, International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS), promoting protection of cultural heritage as defined in The Hague Convention
* Alissandra Cummins, Immediate Past President of ICOM; Director, Barbados Museums and Historical Society, Barbados
* Somadoda Fikeni, Iziko Museums and South African Heritage Resources Agency, Cape Town, South Africa
* Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa, Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Council of South Africa, Lynnwood Glen, South Africa
* Meltem Parlak, Culture Oriented Strategic Planning, Istanbul, Turkey
* Mirjam Shatanawi, Curator, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Carol Van Wyk, National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office, Pretoria, South Africa

In addition, the conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the Inclusive Museum YouTube Playlist. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.