ICME 2023 – Call for Papers

ICME 2023 Annual Conference
Museums and Change: Transforming Our Institutions for the Future

December 03-07, 2023
Museum of Ethnography, Budapest-Hungary
Call for papers (PDF)

The issue of change is not a new one in the museum sector. If there is one constant in our sector it is the imperative for museums to adapt to constant sociopolitical, economic, and environmental change and its associated uncertainties.

The early 2020s have witnessed an especially significant wave of change within the museum sector triggered by significant socioeconomic events including the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter and decolonizing movements, the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the crisis of living, rising levels of inflation and poverty, and a growing climate emergency. At sectorial level we have also experienced significant transformations including a new museum definition, decolonizing and restitution efforts, the embracement of digital technologies, climate-friendly practices, and collaborations with activist groups.

With Museums and Change: Transforming Our Institutions for the Future, we invite museum professionals and scholars to reflect on how museums have responded, or are seeking to respond, to these socioeconomic, political, cultural, intellectual and environmental factors of change. The 2023 ICME Annual Conference has been organised in collaboration with the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, Hungary and will be hosted in their ‘new home’ in the City Park of Budapest from 03-07 December 2023.

The Call for Papers for the ICME Annual Conference is open until 30th of September. You can access the detailed Call for Papers on the following link: