The Conference “Museum and Politics” brings together a critical topic, international collaboration, and the chance to learn in two great Russian cities.
First, our theme “Museum and Politics” ensures that cultural figures, politicians of different levels, businessmen and representatives of the press will all participate in this conference—in addition to a diverse group of museum colleagues. By our focus, we anticipate that all aspects of museums and politics, from state policies to exhibitions to internal museum work will be discussed. The theme is a critical topic to many nations, and so we expect great participation.
Secondly, this is the first time that national museum committees from different continents have organized a conference together. It is organized by three ICOM National Committees – ICOM Russia, ICOM Germany and ICOM US and will feature presentations by museum colleagues from these and other nations.
Thirdly, the Conference will consist of two parts, held in two different Russian cities – Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. In addition to expanded session presentations, participants will also be able to visit heritage sites and museums of these two cities. Because sessions and other events will be held in museums and other cultural sites, the conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about Russian museums and collections and connect with international colleagues.
The 2014 Conference will be held in:
The conference languages will be Russian/English/German – in Saint-Petersburg and Russian/English – in Yekaterinburg.