Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop or event series
In 2021, UMAC commemorates its 20th anniversary. The program UMAC ORIGINS 2001-2021 comprises a series of on-line lectures, live conversations, debates and more.
A conversation with Panu Nykänen (Finland), Secretary-General of the Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences and UMAC Board member between 2007 and 2016, about the history of UMAC, university collecting, university collections and museums as research infrastructure, and more.
A conversation with Peter B. Tirrell, who was Deputy Director of the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma (USA) and President for 6 years of the ACUMG, Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ancestor of the present AAMG). He was in the first UMAC Board, he developed UMAC's first Strategic Plan and organised the III UMAC Annual Conference in Norman, Oklahoma. We talk about natural history museums, the role of philanthropy shaping art and natural history museums in US universities, the dynamics of university collecting, differences between art and science museums in the US, the pre-history of UMAC and more.
A conversation with Dominick Verschelde, Sciences Research and Education Coordinator of the new Ghent University Museum (Belgium) and very active in UMAC for the past 20 years. We cover recognition challenges of museums in universities, international meetings pre-UMAC, the importance of sharing experiences with colleagues, and more.
A conversation with Ing-Marie Munktell (Sweden), present Chair of CHwB, Cultural Heritage without Borders. Active in the early university museum movement, Munktell was both in UMAC's and Universeum's founding meetings, respectively in July 2001 and April 2000. She was UMAC board member during the first 13 years of UMAC (2001-2013) and UMAC Award Committee Chair between 2016-2019. We talk about recognition challenges of museums in universities, international meetings pre-UMAC, the differences between university museums and non-university museums, the importance of networking, being a Viking mother and more.