The ICOM-International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology (CIMUSET) 45th annual Conference will take place in Rabat, Morocco, on 5-8 December 2017. 

This year’s conference theme is  “Technical heritage and Cultural Identity.”

The industrialisation, infrastructure constructions and housing projects have destroyed many historical sites and started transforming many landscapes and effectively delete significant industrial and technical heritage. Former industrial sites have been rebuilt as commercial buildings or became residential areas with no association or indication to their previous functions and significations. Hopefully, some sites have been preserved as open air museums or technical and industrial museums, trying to preserve and represent the forgotten glory of industrial times through different conservation efforts.

But do we have any sympathetic felling towards industrial heritage? Can we consider it as an important element of our cultural identity? Can we accept other “colonial technical heritage” as part of our cultural identity and continue to preserve it as a national heritage?

We hope that this conference can be a real forum dedicated to the study of industrial heritage issues and aspects, and an important opportunity for the promotion and interpretation of the technical heritage.

We encourage museum professionals and scholars to submit papers that relate to the wide themes of CIMUSET 2017 conference as indicated in the conference web site. A theoretical and practical approach to issues of industrial and technical and scientific heritage is most welcome.

Keep an eye on the Conference website for updates and news:

Ech-cherki DAHMALI
President of CIMUSET
Director of Maroc Telecom Museum
Avenue Annakhil, Hay Ryad, 10100, Rabat, Morocco Tel : +212 537 71 90 14/ Tel/Fax : +212 537 71 71 71 CIMUSET web site: