This year, the 49th International Conference of ICAMT – ICOM International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques, will be organised by the University of Porto, from 25 to 27 October 2023. Together with ICAMT, the Portuguese entities responsible for organising this event are the Transdisciplinary Research Centre “Culture, Space and Memory” (CITCEM) and the Centre for Architecture and Urbanism Studies (CEAU).
The main theme of the conference will be “Undoing conflict in museums: materiality and meaning of museum architecture and exhibition design”. Conference participants will be able to focus their reflections on the Power of Conflict. Discussing how opposing ideas can promote change and evolution in museums and exhibitions, and the role of architecture and exhibition design in managing conflict in museums.
As part of the partnership established with the Soares dos Reis National Museum, on 25 October conference participants will have the opportunity to visit the museum, focusing on the curatorial aspects related to the process of developing and assembling the long-term exhibition, as well as the architectural aspects of the building.