Call for Papers: WORKLAB Conference 2014 in Austria
WORKLAB – International Association of Labour Museums – is organising a general conference in September 2014. Worklab Conference 2014 will be held by Museum Arbeitswelt in Steyr, Austria 3-7 September 2014. Worklab’s last general conference was in 2010, so it is no a great opportunity to meet labour museums globally in Austria next autumn. So please, reserve the dates on your calendars right away!
The Call for Papers is now open. We hope that as many museum professionals as possible in Worklab museums will submit their papers until 31st March 2014.
The main theme of the Worklab conference 2014 is the question, how labour museums can find and redefine their position in a changing social, political and economic environment. There are plenty of interesting subthemes as well:
– New ways of communications with visitors
– Educational Programs for schools and other target groups
– Cooperations between labour museums and other institutions
– Women history in labour museums
– Work and identity
– Dying industries and society
If you want to participate with your own paper, please send an one-page abstract and one page cv included to udo.wiesinger (at) museum-steyr.at or send it by fax (0043 7252 77 351 11) or via regular mail, postmarked to following address: Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr // Wehrgrabengasse 7 // 4400 Steyr, Austria.
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