CAMOC Annual Conference – Call for Papers (New Deadline 1 March 2014):

Industrial Heritage, Sustainable Development, and the City Museum

CAMOC (the ICOM Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities) invites proposals for its 10th annual conference, in Göteborg, Sweden, 6 – 8 August 2014.

This year’s conference will address the question: How can city museums help people to understand, explain, and make use of the ongoing transformation of urban society from its industrial base to a future marked by limited resources and expanding technological capabilities?

Session themes include:

– The role of cultural heritage -tangible and intangible- in post-industrial urban development

– New technologies for documenting and presenting industrial heritage

– “Museums” across the city: museum experiences beyond the museum walls

– Interpreting the role of migration in industrial and post-industrial society

The CAMOC programme committee welcomes proposals from architects, historians, museum professionals, planners, and other urbanists on these or related themes. Presentations may take the form of: 15-20-minute talks, Round table discussions,  “Ignite!” sessions (5-minute maximum),  poster or media presentations.

Interested participants should send a proposal of up to 350 words, accompanied by a 100-word biography, by 1 March 2014 to: [email protected]

Online Registration  at the following site:

For more detailed information:

Conference Partners:

CAMOC / Göteborg City Museum / Region Västra Götaland / Västarvet / ICOM

Sweden / Swedish Industrial Heritage Association (SIM)/Ticcih Sweden