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May 27, 2020


ICAMT planned to organize its Annual Conference in Porto at the beginning of October 2020. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic hit the globe. The situation is serious and many countries announced long-term precautions and restrictions.

In this situation, ICAMT decided to organize an ICAMT Online Conference on October 7-8, 2020.

ICAMT members and others with an interest in museum architecture and exhibition techniques are kindly invited to join. Each presentation will have 10 minutes of available time.


Session 1 – Architecture and Exhibit Design 

Ongoing or/and new projects, with the accent on:
Sustainability, inclusiveness (of special/disabled audiences), accessibility, public facilities, etc.

Exhibit Design:
Ongoing or/and new projects with the accent on:
Re-use, recycling, temporary exhibition fittings, circulation, lightening etc.

Session 2 – New Challenges:

Share of experiences regarding:

  • Interaction of museum architecture and security in time of crisis
  • Museum spaces – do we need to re-think?
  • Museum maintenance
  • Social Distancing
  • A new scenario for visitors circulation
  • Museum communication (access, number of visitors and other aspects, related to architecture)
  • Digitalization, virtualization and BIM systems and other tools of the virtual reality
  • Museum life while closed to the audience
  • The input of “traditional” museum architecture and exhibition design in the process of transition (from a physical experience to a virtual one)


Deadline for Abstract Submission July 31, 2020
Notification of Abstract Acceptance August 30, 2020
Online Conference October 7-8, 2020
Possible Digital Platform Will be provided Later
Full paper submission October 31, 2020

In case of interest, please, send your abstract not later then July 31, 2020 to icamt2020.onlineconference@gmail.com 

Requirements for Abstracts

Guidelines for Full Papers

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