Call for papers: Pacific Connections – ICOM NZ 2014 Conference
The 2014 ICOM New Zealand conference will be held on 22-23 September at Auckland Museum. This two-day gathering for museum professionals, students, academics, artists and others interested in museums and their role in society in Aotearoa New Zealand will be focused on questions relating to the relevance and work of our museums in relation to the Pacific.
To this end, we are calling for proposals for presentations on the following topics:
- How Pacific collections are built, maintained, made accessible, and linked to source communities
- Research using Pacific collections
- Interconnections between Pacific and Māori research
- Activities designed to engage Pacific communities and nations with museum collections
- Linking Pacific perspectives into other areas of research
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for facilitated questions. We are seeking presentations that will help attendees understand the state of research and provoke discussion.
If you are new to conference presenting, we can provide you with some support in the lead-up to the event. Please indicate if you would appreciate this support in the form below.
Applications close on 31 May and speakers will be advised by 16 June.
A draft programme will be released by 30 June and registration for the conference will open in July. At this point, we estimate a conference fee (for the two days, including morning and afternoon tea and lunch) of approximately $300, with a discount for ICOM members.
An additional excursion day may be planned for the 24th of September. If so, registration and payment will be separate to the main conference.
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Image: Kavat mask, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Baining people, bark cloth, bamboo and pigment (Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de La Rochelle 2012).