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JAMIE ALLAN BROWN is a PhD candidate within the Museums, Galleries, Collections and Heritage Institute (MGCHI), School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Funded by an EULAC Horizon2020 grant, his thesis will focus on youth empowerment, museums, heritage and sustainability across global contexts. His essay ‘The case for an inclusive museum: a perspective from excluded groups and communities’ featured in ICOFOM’s Defining museums of the 21 st century: plural experiences, he co-authored ‘Sustaining a sense of place through community crafts and culture’ featured in ICOFOM’s Museum & Place as well as ‘Community crafts and culture: empowering indigenous communities’ in Greenlines Institute for Sustainable Development’s Heritage 2018. He is currently the Project Administrator and Youth Worker for the EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project.

Community-based museums in times of crisis – Webinar

To register visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R6URiRHVQDep8Cv0apt4Aw In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its catastrophic effect on museum and heritage communities, three new webinars will focus on the topic of community-based museums in times of crisis. Consisting of four or five speakers in each session, our online discussions, open to all, are created in the context of…

20 May 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS MGCI

Happy International Museum Day

Happy International Museum Day #IMD2020 See more: https://icom.museum/en/

18 May 2020MGCI

ICOFOM Call for Papers: ‘The Museum Experience: Museums, Community Action and Decolonisation’

ICOFOM Call for Papers: ‘The Museum Experience: Museums, Community Action and Decolonisation’ The Research Group Experimental Museology and Image (MEI), the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM) invite museum professionals, community members and researchers to share their museum experiences in a symposium and a…

27 April 2020Call for Papers

EU-LAC-MUSEUMS: Final General Assembly

School of Art History and MGCI coordinated EU-LAC-MUSEUMS held it’s final general assembly online with presentations from across the consortium detailing research from communities across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. During COVID-19, we have found new and innovative ways to share and learn together bi-regionally. The meeting was attended by Principal Investigators, Researchers and…

25 April 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

ICOM: Reflections on EU-LAC Bi-Regional Youth Exchange

ICOM has published an article on its website and social media platforms regarding the MGCI coordinated bi-regional youth exchange entitled ‘Reflections on EU-LAC Museums: Bi-Regional Youth Exchange’. The article has been written by MGCI PhD Student Kate Keohane. The initiative was organised by the University of St Andrews, and led by Jamie Allan Brown (University…

20 April 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

Museum Studies Survey

To celebrate 30 years of Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews, we were planning a conference, Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future.  Although the conference has been cancelled due to COVID 19, we want to carry on with a survey which was intended to inform discussions at the conference. We want to…

15 April 2020MGCI

EU-LAC-MUSEUMS: Statement of solidarity during the Coronavirus pandemic

Statement of solidarity during the Coronavirus pandemic As a consortium of museum researchers, practitioners, and policymakers facing the unprecedented global situation around COVID-19, we take this moment to reflect on the role of museum communities and community museums in the world, as experienced through our Horizon 2020 project EU-LAC Museums. On behalf of the project…

14 April 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

“Museums as Tools for Sustainable Community Development” by Dr Karen Brown and Luis Repetto Málaga

📣 Read the latest @ArtHistoryStA @EULACMuseums article by @MGSStAndrews Dr Karen Brown and Luis Repetto Málaga “Museums as Tools for Sustainable Community Development: Four Archaeological Museums in Northern Peru” URL: https://bit.ly/2UIu8Ce #horizon2020 #globalstandrews    

27 March 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

POSTPONED: EU-LAC-MUSEUMS Final General Assembly in Costa Rica

Due to the developing situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with sincere regret that the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) has decided to postpone our upcoming EU-LAC-MUSEUMS General Assembly, 23-28 March 2020.   The final EU-LAC-MUSEUMS General Assembly will be held in Costa Rica’s Finca 6 archaeological site, Museo Comunitario de Boruca and the Museo Comunitario…

20 February 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

CANCELLED: Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future Conference

Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future Conference  Due to the developing situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with sincere regret that the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) has decided to cancel our upcoming Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future conference, 7-8th May 2020. A full refund will be issued to those who have already booked their…

12 February 2020MGCI