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March 7, 2024

Call for Papers – ICME 2024 Annual Conference Call for papers, Conference

Dear ICME community,

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the ICME Annual Conference Museums and Change 2024 | Convergence of Voices: A Global Dialogue on Stewardship, Custodianship, and Service, which will take place at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Mexico from September 9-12, 2024.

With a spirit of inclusion and global diversity, our committee is seeking to reflect the multiplicity of voices and regions of our members, with a new edition of Museums and Change. Building on the theme of our 2023 conference in Budapest, ICME proposes to continue the exploration of the historic adoption of our new museum definition and the urgent work brought forth in the latest ICOM Strategic Plan (2022-2025), whose center of attention are the changes that museums are facing, and the transformations needed to support its network in the future.

Our 2024 Conference Committee asks museum professionals and academics to share their best practices, research, projects and even aspirations for the future regarding what these three core principles (stewardship, custodianship and service) mean for both the staff and constituents of our cultural institutions, with a particular focus on regional and community museums through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and decolonization.

While we have a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, we welcome papers, posters and workshops from all of our members so that we may more broadly share experiences and perspectives.

Important dates & information

  • Conference registration opens March 15, 2024.
  • To access the Call for Papers (Español / Français / English / Arabic), the conference fees, registration, and accommodation info please visit our website:
  • All abstract proposals for papers, posters and workshops should be submitted in English or Spanish by April 15, 2024, to Presenters notified: May 15.
  • Pre and Post-conference tours: you may stay in Mexico City after the conference to visit a variety of museums and cultural sites, or you can travel to Oaxaca for two days of site visits and cultural experiences. All options will take place in collaboration with ICOM-CIMCIM. More details available March 15, 2024