Ghent, Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 November 2013


Welcome to the webpage of the 2013 International Colloquium on “Positioning Academic Heritage. Challenges for Universities, museums and society in the 21st century.”.


The colloquium is an initiative of the Ghent University Museums, a collaboration of  six museums, the botanical garden and the archive of Ghent University. This colloquium fits within the framework of the U4 collaboration of curators and museum directors of the museums at  the Universities of Ghent, Groningen, Göttingen and Uppsala.


Most universities have rich and diverse collections originating from educational and/or research activities. We would like to bring together experts and researchers with experience in the field of art and (university) museum policy to share their expertise and ideas on the topic of academic heritage and its role in 21st century.

The colloquium will take place in “The Culture- and Convention Centre ‘Het Pand’” of Ghent University.


On behalf of the organising committees, we very much hope that you will be able to join us in Ghent.


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