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October 25, 2019

ICAMT on ICOM KYOTO 2019 Conference

The theme of ICAMT meetings in Kyoto was “Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition”.

Presentations from 28 speakers from Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and USA were included in ICAMT program. ICAMT’s first day started with the report of last 6 years work of the Committee, presented by Chair and Co-chair of IC.

The keynote was about Japanese Museum Architecture.
The rest of the presentations covered various topics from the planned opening in 2024 of the Grand Palais in Paris, to the – transformations of Pinacoteca Station in Brazil– from lighting for temporary exhibitions to interdisciplinary Community Programs etc.

On September 3, ICAMT had joint session with ICOM-CC and ICMS. The theme was collection storages. After three keynotes, there were presentations about new and redesigned storages from the Netherlands, India, Denmark, Brazil… Presentations about the influence of temperature and moisture on storage spaces and some new storage facilities also were topics of day 3. The keynote of day 4 was the ICAMT workshop, held in Milan in 2019.

The off-site meeting of ICAMT was together with DEMHIST. Around 50 participants listen to presentations about exhibition designing and visited museums on site.

After 24 successful editions, ICOM’s flagship conference has become a worldwide reputed hub for exchange about the topical issues museums tackle today, as well as the most innovative solutions. ICOM Kyoto 2019 gathered world-renowned speakers and experts from all fields, breaking all records of participation with almost 5,000 participants.
From stimulating sessions and exciting excursions to traditional Japanese ceremonies and vibrant social events, discover everything that happened during ICOM Kyoto 2019 in the new report!

ICOM Kyoto 2019 Report