An international conference on the subject Muzeum a změna V / The Museum and The Change V, will be held on 22 to 24 November 2016. The conference is organized by the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries in cooperation with other entities.

The main theme of the meeting will be the impact of demographic changes on the social role of museums, in all fields and aspects of museum work.

The meeting will focus on the role of the museums in society – in history and also at present, the reflexes of historical demography, cultural anthropology and also ethnology in museum activities, we will present in wide context current demographic changes, statistical and economic bases or visions and instruments for the forthcoming change of social role of museums.

The conference called Muzeum a změna V / The Museum and Change V is already the fifth occasion for the museum and galleries employees, pedagogues, students, representatives of other memory and cultural institutions and also their establishers to meet. The theme of the impact of demographic changes on the social role of museums will connect all five planned conference blocks and it will surely provoke many questions and the need for searching for answers.

The fifth block of the conference, within which the issue of digitization and information technologies will be presented among others, is prepared in cooperation with the Czech Committee of the Blue Shield and is determined for employees of all the so-called memory institutions, i.e. employees of museums and galleries, archives, libraries, departments of preservation of monuments and also other representatives of administrative and cultural institutions. An independent seminar of the Committee on this theme will be held immediately after the conference Muzeum a změna / The Museum and Change V on 24th November 2016 and also the visitors of the conference Muzeum 
a změna V / The Museum a Change V may participate in it.

For submission of abstracts and further information

Instructions for authors

Each presentation will last max. 15 minutes.

Interested participants are asked to submit the title of their presentation, the paper abstract (15 rows) and a CV within the first circular.

The organizers reserve the right to refuse to post or to shorten the time for each presentation (contributions assessed and collected by the preparatory committee, which then draws up the final version of the program).

Presented papers will be published in the scientific publication of the conference, which will be released in 2017 (contributions go through the review process, a range of text max. 15 pages and illustrated appendix).

1st circular (until 31st July 2016 )

2nd circular (30th September 2016)

The form can be filled out directly on the conference website –

Application for accommodation (online form) to fill in, no later than 31st July 2016 –

After submitting your application you will receive a CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION MANDATORY on your e-mail address.

For inquiries, please contact: [email protected] (more contacts in Accommodation Form attached).