What are the most significant transformations underway in museums and heritage? What still needs addressing? And what are the promising ways of changing museums and heritage processes in the future?

This CARMAH conference looks at key social, political and technological challenges for museums and heritage. Calls to decolonise museums, ambitions to diversify gallery spaces and struggles over heritage-making, are just some of these. What are museums and heritage settings doing about them? Where are the limits and contestations, and where are the generative sites of difference, change and untapped potential?

The conference brings together wide-ranging expertise and international commentators to address these. It draws on the findings of the major research project, Making Differences – Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century. The conference will take place on 11-12 June 2020 in Berlin The Conference is a venue for sharing and shaping transformations from a diversity of perspectives, areas of expertise and practice. We ask participants to bring perspectives from their field and to find and connect with those of others.

To this end, the Programme Committee invites proposals for posters or non-conventional creative expressions that speak creatively and critically to the following CARMAH themes:

  • Transforming the ethnographic
  • Transforming through participation
  • Digital transformation
  • Now, to the future