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"Museums, Collections and Industrial Heritage" conference due in Baku

10 July 2017 [17:25] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

An annual conference of ICMAH on "Museums, Collections and Industrial Heritage" will be held in Baku on October 4-6.

The conference is hosted by the Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve “Icherisheher” with collaboration of ICOM Azerbaijan, Trend Life reported.

The International Committee for Museums of Archaeology and History (ICMAH), established in 1947, is one of the main committees of ICOM.

ICMAH aims to establish a relationship with the archaeological and historical museums, and museums around the world.

Representatives of various museums will take part in the  Baku conference.

The session will be conducted on the following themes:

Industrial archaeology. The title covers archaeology of production of goods in all ages of humanity that enlighten the daily life of habitats. The technics, methods, methodology and challenges of industrial archaeology based on experiences, on case studies concerning different locations (urban or rural) are the main subjects.

Museology of industrial collections. The title includes all curatorial aspects of the industrial instruments and products in the history and archaeology collections. How to collect? How to establish a collection? How to research? How to conserve? How to communicate?

Museography of industrial collections. The title includes all scenography and public communication aspects of the industrial instruments and products in the history and archaeology collections. How to display? Where to exhibit? How to research? How to create a context? How to animate?

Museums and industrial buildings. This theme covers two sides of using industrial heritage buildings as museums. One sub-theme is the use of industrial buildings in their original context which means to represent an industrial activity “in-situ” with all its components including technics, social history, economical history etc. The second sub-theme is the use of industrial buildings for gene industrial buildings for general history and archaeology museums. This also recovers challenges of reuse for another purpose, transformations and adaptations.

Besides, there is a newly discovered hammam in the old city of Baku where the archaeological excavations are still going on. The workshop theme will constitute on how to evaluate a hammam building in an urban site of conservation? How to excavate, how to make the restoration, how to make the restitution, how to integrate to the urban site, how to use it?

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