Conference "Museums – Communities: Conception and Approaches"

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Conference "Museums – Communities: Conception and Approaches"

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Conference "Museums – Communities: Conception and Approaches"


The conference held on October 23, 2015 was an activity in the series of events organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology’s establishment.

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Prof. Dr. Võ Quang Trọng, director of the VME, delivering the opening speech

It brought together experts and researchers of museology, cultural studies, ethnography/anthropology who work in national museums, local museums, specialized museums, and some research institutes and universities.

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Dr. Phạm Văn Dương, deputy director of the VME, chairing the third session on "Developing and Organizing Exhibitions in Museums"

The conference covered four sessions: 1. Doing research – Collecting, Building Collections; 2. Educational Activities and Intangible Cultural Performances in Museums; 3. Developing and Organizing Exhibitions in Museums; and 4. Communities in Museums’ Activities.

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Participants of the conference

Such issues as the conception and approaches in the current museum field on the base of the relationship between museums and communities were put forward and discussed in the conference. This was also a forum for scholars and researchers to share lessons learned and search for new ideas in museum activities, especially towards new thinking and new approaches, as well as to point out today challenges to the Vietnam’s museum circles.

Open from 8:30 to 17:30 everyday except Mondays and New Year's Holiday

Nguyễn Văn Huyên Road, Cầu Giấy District, Hà Nội