“Interdisciplinary Networks for Cultural Heritage Risk Management: Case Studies and Opportunities for Collaboration”
4-7 November 2021, Japan
The ICOM Disaster Resilient Museums Committee (DRMC) invites papers for its 2021 hybrid conference, “Interdisciplinary Networks for Cultural Heritage Risk Management: Case Studies and Opportunities for Collaboration.”
Around the world, museums are aware that their staff and collections face risks from disaster events—including earthquakes, tsunami, fire, climate change, in addition to political instability and conflict. The prior experience of museum professionals in addressing these disasters helps to inform our field about strategies to help safeguard lives and collections.
With the backdrop of the Tenth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, ICOM DRMC is bringing together a conference that shares knowledge and expertise, case studies of good work done by museum professionals ahead of a disaster, responses to a disaster, as well as examples of strategies that failed.We will explore questions such as:
• How should museum professionals plan for a disaster?
• With what governmental and non-governmental actors has it been beneficial for museums to coordinate their actions and responses?
• What training aids have been particularly helpful?
• What have museums done in a moment of crisis?
• What strategies and interventions have not succeeded and why?
• What might have been done differently?
• What role do museums have in commemorating a moment of disaster and its aftermath?
• What is the role of leadership in responding to disaster events in a museum?
In raising these questions, ICOM DRMC aims to strengthen the expertise within ICOM on disaster risk management by encouraging professional networking around this important global topic. This conference will be held both in person and hosted online via Zoom.
For more information and further updates, visit DRMC 2021 Annual Conference Website
Call for Papers
ICOM DRMC invites papers for its 2021 hybrid conference, “Interdisciplinary Networks for Cultural Heritage Risk Management: Case Studies and Opportunities for Collaboration.”
Paper proposal should be 15 minutes in length and can include a visual presentation relating to the conference theme. Please send an abstract include the elements below to DRMC 2021 Annual Conference Organizing Committee via email by 31 August 2021.
【Call for Papers Extended Deadline】
・Deadline for abstract submission:
31 August 2021 → 15 September 2021
・Notification of acceptance:
20 September 2021 → After 30 September 2021
・Deadline for presentation submission: 25 October 2021 (No change)
* To avoid any technical problems and delays, all speakers attend via Zoom must submit a recording of their presentation ahead of the conference, no later than 25 October 2021.
* DRMC will provide further detailed guidelines to help speakers prepare the recording with the notification of acceptance.
DRMC Conference at Tokyo National Museum (Ueno, Tokyo),
12:00pm-5:00pm Japan; 11:00pm-4:00am Eastern, 8:00pm-1:00am Pacific, 5:00am-10:00am CEST
Move to Iwate Prefecture (Tokyo Station to Morioka Station by Shinkansen)
Excursion at Iwate Prefectural Museum (Morioka, Iwate)
Excursion at Iwate Tsunami Memorial Museum (Rikuzentakata, Iwate), 9:00am-12:00pm Japan
Symposium on the Tenth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Rikuzentakata City Community Hall (Rikuzentakata, Iwate), 1:00pm-5:00pm Japan
Excursion at Old Oide Elementary School (Storage of affected materials of Rikuzentakata CityMuseum) and New Rikuzentakata City Museum (under construction) (Rikuzentakata, Iwate), 9:00am Japan
・Japanese Association of Museums
・Cultural Heritage Risk Management Center, Japan
・Tokyo National Museum
・Kyoto National Museum
・Iwate Prefectural Museum
・Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
・United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Office in Japan
For enquiries regarding this Call for Papers, please contact:
DRMC 2021 Annual Conference Organizing Committee via email.