International Conference on House Museums

The DEMHIST Annual Conference, House Museums. The Owners and their art collections. Comparing experiences about the creation, the evolution and current issues related to house museums will take place in Perugia, Italy on 18 – 20 April 2012.

The Conference will be organised around the following themes:

  • From the art collections of aristocratic family owners to the creation of House Museums: a general perspective (Wednesday 18th April)

Brief papers of a general nature should provide a historical profile of national and international house museums of various types

  • House museums and household owners (Thursday 19th April)

Case studies on House Museums originating from the household owners of the house where the museum was established should analyze the relationship between the owners, the collections, the opening to the public and the museum display.

  • Managing house museums (Friday 20th April)

The session will examine current issues of House Museums management, the relationship with the public, the coexistence of the permanent collection with temporary exhibitions, issues concerning the preservation of house museums according to the legislations of the countries where they are located.

Further information, including Conference programme and booking information will be available from the DEMHIST website .



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