International Museum Theatre Alliance-Europe & Open-Arch

International Conference in Sweden 24-26 September 2012

MUSEUM INTERPRETATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Final announcement

A fantastic programme of presentations, performances and workshops is now confirmed for our conference in southern Sweden this September.  This conference, with support from the EU, will bring together museum, archaeological interpretation and heritage professionals from across Europe for what promises to be an inspiring, informative and practical three days!

The conference - jointly hosted by IMTAL-Europe Conference and OpenArch, the EU-funded project on the management & interpretation of open-air museums - will take place at Fotevikens, a reconstructed Viking village alongside a museum and educational centre in southern Sweden. Full advantage will be taken of the remarkable outdoor setting of the reconstructed Viking village as well as the variety of indoor spaces available at the museum centre.  (Fotevikens Viking Museum www.fotevikensmuseum.se/engelsk/index_e.htm )
Delegates from both organisations will gain from the extraordinary range of expertise, events, discussions and excursions on offer.

The over-arching theme will be: the challenges of interpreting, and engaging public interest in, open air museums and archaeological/historic sites. 

Who is it for?
Practitioners, educators, interpretation managers and scholars interested in gaining a Europe wide insight into these themes. (Please note there is a reduced rate IMTAL members.)

See the IMTAL-Europe website for further details, including provisional programme, booking accommodation and travel information:  www.imtal-europe.org/ 

(NOTE: there are still a few vacancies at the hotels on the conference website - explain that you¹re with the OpenArch/IMTAL Conference. TRAVEL: Easy Jet flies to Copenhagen; Ryan Air flies to Malmo (from Stansted) ¬ both more or less equi-distant from the conference venue via the Copenhagen-Malmo rail link. On the main arrivals day, there will be a minibus shuttle to/from the nearest rail station at Hyllie.)

The conference now ends on the afternoon of Wednesday 26th (see programme) - accommodation can be extended to Wednesday night if people wish to depart on Thursday. 

Please register via the conference website hosted by 'Exarc'. The IMTAL conference link takes you straight there, but here is the direct link:
http://openarch.eu/meetings/september-2012-museum-interpretation-and-public-engagement-challenges-and-opportunities  

Paying the registration fee is done directly via the IMTAL website (using Paypal). Here is the direct link:   http://www.imtal-europe.org/diary/index.php 

If you have questions, please contact one of the following:
Björn M Buttler Jakobsen [ [log in to unmask] ] +46 707620612, 
or Tony Jackson [ [log in to unmask]  ]

We look forward to seeing you in Fotevikens for what looks to be an exciting and unique conference!

Best wishes,

Emily Capstick, Tony Jackson & Björn Jakobsen 
On behalf of the IMTAL-Europe Board + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + GEM list: Contact the list owner for assistance at [log in to unmask] For information about joining, leaving and suspending mail (eg during a holiday) see the list website at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=GEM + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +