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LLOAM Conference 2016 - Heritage for all!

Event date: 
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 to Saturday, 17 September, 2016
Organised by: 
Vallby Open Air Museum, Västerås
Stiftelsen Skansen, Stockholm
Kind of Event: 
for Professionals

This year Skansen celebrates its 125th and Vallby Friluftsmuseum its 95th Anniversary. Together we have the pleasure of inviting you to Sweden and the 8th LLOAM Conference to be held in Västerås and Stockholm on September 14th-17th.
The theme chosen for this conference is “Heritage for all”. Who is represented in our open air museums? Who is not? Does everyone have access to the heritage we show? Is what we put on display comprehensible to everyone? Is it relevant to all? Who defines what is heritage and what is not? How can we improve our exhibits and collections? Is it even possible to include all?
It is our hope that these will be interesting and inspiring days and a chance for colleagues from many European countries to meet for exchange of thoughts and ideas. We look forward to welcoming you in September!

Katarina Frost
Director Vallby Friluftsmuseum

John Brattmyhr
CEO Skansen

Wednesday 14th of September
Arrivals in Västerås and check in at hotel
19.00 Welcome reception at Karlsgatan 2

Thursday 15th of September
8.15 Gathering and walk to Vallby Open Air Museum
9.00 Welcome and opening of the Conference
9.45 Short break for refreshments
10.00 Presentations by participants
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Introduction to the theme and Vallby Open Air Museum
13.30 Time to visit the museum
15.00 Break for refreshments and Workshop - Tell another story at Vallby Open Air Museum!
18.00 Dinner
20.00 Walk back to the hotel

Friday 16th of September
8.00 Bus to Skansen in Stockholm
9.30 Welcome to Skansen, with refreshments
10.00 Presentations by participants
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Introduction to Skansen
13.30 Time to visit the museum, with break för refreshments
16.00 Workshop - Us others at Skansen!
19.00 Farewell dinner at Skansen
21.00 Bus back to Västerås (option to stay in Stockholm)

Saturday 17th of September
Departures from Västerås or Stockholm
Optional Post Conference tour to Gamla Linköping
With reservation for changes.

The language of the conference is English. Deadline for registration is 15th of May 2016. You will find the registration form under "Documents" on the bottom. Please fill in the registration form and send it to:

Hotell Västerås, Vasagatan 22, 722 15 Västerås

Participation fee and payment
300 Euro - covers conference fee, meals and accommodation. Participation fee can be paid by bank transfer. Deadline for payment is May 31st 2016.
Bank details
IBAN: SE78 8000 0842 4410 41155563
Note: LLOAM 2016 + your name

The conference begins and ends in Västerås. We suggest you travel either
to Stockholm/Vasteras airport (VST)
to Stockholm Arlanda airport (ARN) and take the airport bus to Västerås
by train to Västerås
All buses and trains stop at Västerås Central Station near the city center.

You have the option to stay in Stockholm at Friday night after the end of the conference program at your own expense.
If you wish to stay longer in Sweden there is also a possibility to visit the Open Air Museum Gamla Linköping on Saturday September 17th.
When you have made your travel arrangements please let us know your date, time and place of arrival and departure. We will meet you at Västerås Central Station and escort you to the hotel.


If you need any help or advice in making your travel arrangements or if you have any other questions please contact communication officer Levina Lundberg by e-mail: or by phone: +46(0)21398015.