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INTERCOM 2018 Entrepreneurial Management


23-25 February 2018


Kolkata (former Calcutta), India


What is Entrepreneurial Management? The adjective “entrepreneurial” is used in a host of varying contexts and embodies a wide variety of meanings and implications. ICOM INTERCOM 2017 proposes to delineate Entrepreneurial Management within culture, tourism, museum and heritage contexts in referring to the concepts, skills, and paradigms associated with managing large and smaller institutions with flexibility, innovation, responsiveness and competitive advantage.

Why Entrepreneurial Management? Museums, heritage and tourism bodies in many parts of India, Asia and many other parts of the world have for too long been run on a deficit model depending on government support and status quo. It is true that heritage collections and sites are a permanent liability for the state which is the custodian of people’s heritage. However, current economic times demand that these agencies are responsive and relevant to their stakeholder groups and engage in ethically grounded practice and development. Moreover, the rapid growth of tourism requires responsible and sustainable use of non-renewable heritage resources. These imperatives require entrepreneurial and ethical management paradigms for productive regional cultural development within the boarder markets of geopolitical formations such as ASEM, APEC, EU and UNESCO.

Call for papers (Word document)

Deadline for proposals: 13 December 2017

REGISTRATION and information about special rates for accommodation

Please complete the registration form and submit it by 1 February 2018.

Registration Form (Word document)

Bursary Scheme for travel grants for young members

INTERCOM is delighted to be able to offer a number of bursaries to young ICOM members to attend its conference in February 2018.For eligibility and application details, please see full details

Bursary application form (Word document)


For enquiries contact INTERCOM Secretary Berit Fruelund Kjaerside at intercom@kulturstyrelsen.dk