6th General Conference

24-27 September 2014, Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna, Austria

Theme: Exploring Borders

The 6th Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) General Conference was held at Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna), Austria, from 24th to 27th September 2014. The conference was organised with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

The conference included two half-day sessions of parallel panels for presentations by participants and two half-day sessions dedicated to lectures as well as a presentation of the new museum concept of the Weltmuseum Wien. Several presentations of current developments within ASEMUS members were also made in the course of the event.

The conference theme, Exploring Borders referred to museum work itself, which very often involves being confronted by ‘borders’ such as national boundaries political or ethical barriers or obstacles to cross-disciplinary approaches. Museums co-operate on international projects, interact across cultures and discuss all manner of ethical and moral issues. The museum as an international meeting place needs to accept and respect certain limits, while at the same time demonstrating the courage to go beyond its own borders.

A report of the 6th General Conference can be found here.

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