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World Culture Forum, 24-27 November, Bali, Indonesia

World Culture Forum |  The Power of Culture in Sustainable Development

World Culture Forum

The Power of Culture in Sustainable Development

24 – 27 November 2013, Bali, Indonesia

In 2011 the UN General Assembly called for a more visible and effective integration and mainstreaming of culture into development policies and strategies at all levels.

The World Culture Forum  is envisaged as an arena for sharing experiences, strengthening meaningful relationships, appreciating cultural diversity and fostering policies that enable local and national cultural communities to flourish in an age of unprecedented globalisation.


The World Culture Forum convened by the President of Indonesia in Bali from 24 to 27 November 2013 aspires to recommend:

  • New pathways for locating culture as an integral part of sustainable development
  • Ethical frameworks for ensuring community engagement and stakeholder benefits
  • New participatory models for promoting cultural democracy
  • Draft frameworks for evidence based measuring of sustainable cultural development
  • Strategic inputs into the framing of Sustainable Development Goals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Leading international agencies and critical thinkers will engage the participants in six themed symposia that will form the overarching framework of the World Culture Forum 2013:

  • Holistic Approaches to Culture in Development
  • Civil Society and Cultural Democracy
  • Creativity and Cultural Economics
  • Culture in Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Inter-Faith Dialogue and Community Building

[Video] European Museum Advisors Conference Lisbon 2012

European Museum Advisors Conference: The crisis as a challenge, Lisbon 2012


Amareswar Galla at European Museum Advisors Conference Lisbon 2012

[Paris] Culture and Sustainable Development Symposium

Culture and sustainable development

The International Symposium on Culture and Sustainable Development will be held November 22 and 23, 2012, in the Centre des Congrès of the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in Paris.

The Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Professor Amareswar Galla, will be speaking at this event.

Objectives

Present international thinking and identify courses of action to promote better integration of culture in sustainable development initiatives

The role of culture in the search for sustainable development is the subject of a growing interest worldwide, and more and more organizations engage in operational approaches to integrate culture in their policies development.

Culture and Sustainable Development

Coordinated by the French Ministry of Culture and Quebec, this conference is open to the public, will bring together artists, researchers, experts, professional culture and sustainable development, policy makers and representatives of international organizations combine reflection and action to develop innovative practices, create new partnerships and strategies reflect a greater recognition and realization of the link between culture and sustainable development.

 For more information visit the Symposium website: The International Symposium on Culture and Sustainable Development

[UNESCO Expert Meeting] Protection & Promotion of Museums & Collections

UNESCO Expert Meeting: Protection & Promotion of  Museums & Collections 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 – 14 July 2012

The Director-General of UNESCO, in consultation with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM), is convening an international experts meeting on the protection and promotion of museums and collections, which will be held from 11 to 13 July 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The aim of the meeting is to conduct an assessment of the range of possible modalities for the protection and promotion of museums and collections in times of war and in times of peace on the basis of the 1954 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The assessment report will then be submitted to the Executive Board of UNESCO for examination at its 190th session in October 2012.

“This meeting will provide a unique global platform for knowledge sharing, reflection and debate on the protection and promotion of museums and collections worldwide,” said Christian Manhart, Chief of the UNESCO Museums Section. Approximately 50 experts from museums, museum associations, universities and non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations around the world will participate in this experts meeting.

Working Documents:

Provisional Agenda: EN | FR | PT | ES

Rules of Procedure: EN | FR

Information Documents:

List of Participants: EN | FR

Records of the 36th General Conference – Resolutions EN (p.57) | FR (p.64)

UNESCO Concept Paper : EN | FR

Definitions of Select Concepts: EN FR | PT | ES

Source: UNESCO convenes Experts Meeting on Museums and Collections

[Next Step Conference] Culture for the Future of Europe

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NEXT STEP – Putting Culture on the Agenda for the Future of Europe

A conference debating the decisions to be made in regard to EU 2014- 2020 policies and budget and these decisions’ impact on the cultural landscape of Europe in the future.

In 2012, the Council of Ministers and Members of the European Parliament will decide on the EU budget and the programmes for the years 2014-2020. This conference, organized by DSI Swinging Europe and the Danish Center for Arts & Interculture in connection with the Danish EU Presidency, will gather a broad range of national and European policy- and decision-makers from Scandinavia and other EU Member States for in-depth debates on this urgent topic.

The conference will take place on June 7-8th 2012 in Herning in the Central Denmark Region, when the nearby city of Horsens is hosting the Danish EU Presidency from April to June 2012.

For more information see the Next Step Programme (PDF) and website: http://www.nextstepeu.com

Inclusive Museum Conference 2011, South Africa

The Inclusive Museum Conference 2011 is to be held at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 30 June to 3 July 2011.

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Plenary speakers will include some of the leading thinkers in museum studies and leading practitioners, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

Background

International Conference on the Inclusive Museum

The Inclusive Museum Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The inaugural Conference was held at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands in 2008, the Second International Conference on the Inclusive Museum was held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2009, and the 2010 Conference was held at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

Conference participants can submit papers to the Inclusive Museum Journal, before the Conference and up until one month after the Conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports.

For those unable to attend the Conference in person, a virtual registration will provide participants access to the electronic version of the Journal, as well as the option to submit papers for refereeing and possible publication.

For more information about the Journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.

http://onmuseums.com/conference-2011/