The 8th International Conference of Museums for Peace will be held from 19 (Thursday) to 22 September (Monday) 2014 at the No Gun Ri Peace Memorial Park in South Korea. The conference is organized by the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) in cooperation with the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation. It aims to raise global awareness and share information about museums for peace and related organizations. The conference goals are:
to enable INMP member museums and related organizations to exchange information and learn from each other;
to enable conference participants to dialogue, network, and build collaborations and partnerships with other participants; and
to showcase the host nation (South Korea) and the host institution’s (No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation) work in building a culture of peace.
The conference theme is The Role of Museums for Peace in Promoting Remembrance, Historical Truth and Reconciliation. We invite you to submit proposals for a paper, panel and/or poster presentation, as well as nominations for keynote speakers to the conference. Maximum is 2 presentation proposals for which you are the first author.
Types of submissions
Paper, Panel or Poster Presentations on the conference theme: The Role of Museums for Peace in Promoting Remembrance, Historical Truth and Reconciliation. (preferred)
Design, Programmes and Projects at Museums for Peace: Papers, panel discussions or poster presentations about innovative concepts and design, education or events at museums for peace related to the conference theme.
Case Studies and Research Reports: related to the conference theme or to the mission of the INMP.
Issues Facing Museums for Peace: Current philosophical, political, historical, financial, or organisational issues related to the conference theme, which challenge museums for peace. Proposals about practical issues such as training of museum volunteers, curatorship, museum leader, and navigating local politics are especially invited.
Format of Presentations
Paper Sessions will consist of four paper presentations per session. Each presenter will be allowed about 20 minutes including Q&A.
Panel Discussion Sessions will provide an opportunity for three or more presenters to explore a topic or issue with the audience. Proposals for panel discussions should include a description of the topic to be discussed, and the perspectives taken by each panel member.
Poster Sessions will be held in a central hall of the venue. Attendees need to make and bring their own poster.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2014
You will receive an answer on your submission before 28 February 2014.
For questions and more information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org