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8th ASEMUS General Conference

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Valentina Riccardi Culture Department Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) Culture

Waterfront Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The 8th General Conference of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) titled “New Curatorial Perspectives for a Changed World”, was hosted by the Sarawak Museum and held at the Waterfront Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, between 14 and 16 November 2018.

The gathering brought together over 250 museum professionals from Asia and Europe to discuss new approaches to curating in museums. The conference was organised over 2 days; one day of training, with masterclasses and workshops and one day of conference with panel discussions and case study presentations. 

The theme of the 8th ASEMUS General Conference focused on the role and relevance of the museum and the curator in contemporary society and how this is shifting to adapt to a fast-moving environment. Audiences have become more sophisticated and demanding. Technology, in particular, digital technologies, have revolutionised the delivery of knowledge and content to end users. In the meantime, issues of ethics and provenance have become more pertinent than ever before in museological practice. 

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