Symposium on International museum exhibitions and intercultural dialogue

Save the date: February 2, 2016

The Museum & Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in association with the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and Escuela National de Conservación Restauración y Museografía, México, is holding a one-day symposium on:

International museum exhibitions and intercultural dialogue

This event brings together academics, museum professionals, cultural policy experts and other stakeholders to discuss the links between museums, exhibition exchange and intercultural dialogue. Participants can expect to:

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  • hear about and discuss findings from the first major transnational studies of international touring exhibitions, focused on two Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa exhibitions – E Tū Ake: Standing Strong(France, Mexico, Canada) and Aztecs: Conquest and Glory(New Zealand and Australia in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico, and in partnership with Melbourne Museum and Australian Museum) – which formed the basis of the first ever exhibition exchange between Mexico and Australasia;
  • participate in discussions about the role of museums in fostering intercultural dialogue through exhibitions and exchange, and consider the wider issues of museums and cultural diplomacy;
  • contribute ideas for future initiatives aimed at enhancing these interconnections.

Please register your interest by emailing

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