Luis Repetto Málaga 1953-2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, colleague and Peruvian Principal Investigator Luis Repetto Málaga. On behalf of the Museums, Galleries and Collections Insitute (MGCI), School of Art History, the University of St Andrews, the EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project and our institutions we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his … Read more

Webinar 1: ‘Community-based museums in times of crisis’

To register visit: 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more