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Conference: Past, present and future of open-air museums

Event date: 
Wednesday, 7 September, 2016 to Thursday, 8 September, 2016
Organised by: 
Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle
Kind of Event: 
for Professionals

The aim of the conference is to draw the attention of researchers and specialists to the problems of preserving, exhibiting and describing tangible and intangible cultural heritage; to discuss current problems, main tendencies and prospects of developing skansen museums in today’s sociocultural space.

We invite: open-air museums staff, researches and professionals engaged in the cultural sphere.

Main topics:
Museum collections: how to study, analyze and exhibit them properly.
• Techniques used to preserve and restore objects of wooden folk architecture and museum collections.
• Ways of using intangible cultural heritage in ethnographic museums.
• The role of marketing research in museum image maintenance, influence of informatization and globalization on the development of skansen museums.

The conference will take place from 7 to 8 September 2016.
Opening ceremony will start at 10:00
in Aziarco village, Minsk region

Food, accommodation and transportation expenses are taken up by a sending organisation. For international visitors food and accommodation expenses are covered by the host party.

Please see the attached Call for Papers, deadline is 1 July 2016.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail or to the following address: 220004 Minsk, Kalvarijskaja street, 17 room 614 not later than 1 July 2016 (inclusive) indicating the letter “Past, present and future of open-air museums”. After the 1 July 2016 applications will NOT be accepted.

Papers should be sent by e-mail: not later than 1 August 2016 (inclusive). After the 1 August papers will NOT be accepted.
Workshops will be conducted during the conference (topics will be specified later).


Tatsiana Masianzon, museum academic secretary
e-mail:; tel. (+375 17) 203-08-32

Aliaxandar Isakau, deputy director on science
tel. (+375 17) 209-41-63; (+375 29) 135 17 45