International conference & expert meeting on ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums & Cultural Policies’ | Call for Proposals

Heritage work is being shaped and evolves within larger societal and political contexts. Policies on culture at international, European, national, regional and local (governmental) levels hence are a considerable part of the reference frame against which museums are being effectuated. What are the effects of the variety of governmental policies – on all possible levels – as developed in the five IMP project partner countries – Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, France and Switzerland – for (internal) museum policy and practice relating to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH)? What can be learned from comparing different strategies and approaches? In which ways are museums engaging and relating to policy in their day-to-day work? And how do museums develop sustainable practices on safeguarding intangible heritage, as a result of, or a reaction to, these cultural policies?

These are some of the questions that inspire the International conference and Expert meeting on ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums & Cultural Policies’ that will take place on May 7 and 8, 2019 at LAMOT / Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen (BE).

The organization is looking for 15 museums (3 from every IMP project partner country: Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, France and Switzerland) that have an inspiring case to present on the topic of ICH and cultural policies. 

Read the call for proposals and apply here.

Three museums per country will be selected to attend the two-day meeting. Candidates can find more information about the practical aspects in the Guidelines

By completing the online submission form by January 21, 2019, elaborating on your inspiring example, you can submit your application for attending the two-day meeting in Mechelen. The members of the IMP Steering Group will assess the submissions and inform you by, February 15, 2019 whether your proposal is accepted.
Questions? Contact, +32 468 50 87 28 (cell phone), +32 50 51 61 70 (office),

Praktische info

LAMOT / Museum Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen

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