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INTERCOM 2006 - a great success (news item)
The first Stephen E. Weil Memorial Lecture
Photos from the conference
INTERCOM 2006 - a great success!
The INTERCOM 2006 conference and annual meeting on 'New Roles and Missions for Museums' took place from 2-4 November in Taipei, Taiwan. The meeting brought together museum professionals and academics from 16 countries who exchanged ideas and shared experiences of global challenges that museums are currently facing. For three full days, speakers and delegates from all over the world spoke around topics of new social relevance of museums, local and regional identities, the importance of international activity and got a taste of some of Taiwan's great museums.
INTERCOM would like to congratulate the Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan and the Chinese Association of Museums and all the partners and supporters for organising such a successful event and thank everyone for their generous welcome in the beautiful city of Taipei.
President of INTERCOM, Dr David Fleming, said: "Our Taiwanese hosts organised what I consider to be the best international conference I have ever attended. Everything about the conference was first class, and I am delighted that INTERCOM, which goes from strength to strength, chose to hold our annual meeting in Taipei. We are now looking forward to next year's meeting in Vienna."
Download the papers from the conference as pdf files
1. A new Social Relevance - Human vs. Economic Values
Serge Renimel, Museums face their future: The challenge of the global eocnomy
Lynda Kelly, Measuring the impact of museums on their communities: The role of the 21st century museum
Jacob Mhando Nyangila, Museums and Community Involvement: A case study of community collaborative initiatives National Museums of Kenya
Christian Waltl, Museums for Visitors: Audience Development - a crucial role for successful museum management strategies
HUANG Hsu, The embodiment of the social roles of modern museums: a study on the space and body in the modern museums
Theresa McNichol, Inverting western business models: Why museum practices are key to a new management paradigm
2. Local, regional and national identity
Gary Edson, The local, regional and national identity challenge
Greg McManus, Community Facility or Tourism Product? Managing the multiple identities of a small museum
Shyamalkanti Chakravarti, Stretch thy hand museum!
TSENG CHEN Huan, On the fostering of a national identity: Retrospective and Discussion of the NAtional Palace Museum's new major international loan exhibitions in 2003
WU Dai-Rong, Cultural hegemony in the museum world
Ronald Chin-Jung TSAO, Museums for peace: Identity peace msueums and human rights parks
Christina Chun HSU, The journey of standardization and improvement in museum practice - The evalution of regional museums in Taiwan
3. Different Types/Roles for Museums from the Persepctives of Management
Sherene Suchy, Museum Management: Emotional value and community engagement
YEUNG Chun-Tong, The most important collection of a small museum
Frederick Karnaja Mirara, Developing a 21st century museum in Kenya
Yvette Staelens, The cultural crucible - A management and policy direction for regional and local museums?
CHEN Hui Chan, HO Chuan-Kun, HO Ming-Chyuan, A new communication model in the natural history museum
Francoise McClafferty, Turning data into insight
Bharat Raj Rawat, New role of museum resource management
HSIEH, Yung-Cheng, HSU Sheng-Chieh, New opportunities for traditional arts - A case of the Hong-gah Museum
4. International Activity
Amareswar Galla, Museums in sustainable heritage development: A case study for Vietnam
David Fleming, International Activity
Leon Paroissien, Museum governance and funding: International issues requiring local analysis and informed solutions
Meredith Blake, Navigating our Pacific Heritage: Museums preserving traditions, meditating development and building local, regional and international relationships
HUANG Kuang Nan; LAY Ying-Ying, International exhibitions and Taiwan experience - An analysis of three successful cases
Sue Runyard, The three faces of Kew
SUNG Kee-In, Korean Museums: Modernization and participation in international activities
5. New challenges: What role for local/central governments?
Mino Yutaka, Museum changes a city
KIM Byung-Mo, Major activities od museums in Korea from 2000 to 2006
Rahah Haji Hasan, Management practices in two of the oldest museums in Malaysia
Petra Heimann, The construction of law for "foundations" as the responsible body for cultural institutions in Germany exemplified by the foundation of Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung in Bremen
CHEN Kuo-Nieng, National cultural strategy and the new visions of local museum management - Assessment of the implementation of the "Regional Cultural Museum Plan" funded by the Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA), Taiwan
TIEN Chieh-Ching, Collaborations in museums: The evolution of cross-sector collaboration
Alix Slater, A new era for Taiwanese museums: Opportuntities for the future
The first Stephen E. Weil Memorial Lecture
Keynote speech by David Fleming, President of INTERCOM. Download it as a Word document:
Museums as Social Enterprise by David Fleming (November 2006)
Photos from the Conference