Final Call for Registration: APRU Research Symposium on University Museums 2014

Final Call for Registration (Deadline: May 16, 2014)

The 2nd research symposium on University Museums has 'Reshaping Outreach Services of University Museums through Innovation and Partnership' as its main theme.  We invite members interested in and involved in university museums and outreach to register online here before May 16, 2014.

Symposium topics include the following:

-    How do technological and organizational innovations aid university museums in extending the frontier of their outreach?

-    How can university museums widen the scope of their outreach through cross-sector partnership?   

-    How do university museums help expand the footprint of academic outreach?

-    How can outreach services of university museums trigger social innovations?

-    Who can provide university museums with critical resources, skills, techniques, network, etc. to innovate the outreach services?

-    What synergies in outreach services can university museums create through partnerships forged between university museums and public and private museums, cultural institutions, volunteers, and business corporations?

We are pleased to feature three keynote speakers at the symposium.  More information on keynote speakers can be found here.

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"Re-envisioning the Role of Academic Museums"

Jill Hartz has worked in university museums for nearly thirty years, seventeen as a director. She is currently the executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She is president of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and is an AAM and IMLS accreditation reviewer.

Ms. Hartz has curated numerous exhibitions and is the editor of four books, including a monograph on Agnes Denes. Her special interests include 20th–21st century environmental and installation art, photography and new media, and contemporary Cuban art.

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"Outreach tells us what the university museum is"

Terufumi Ohno studied paleontology in Kyoto and Bonn. During his undergraduate and master course studies, he described a brachiopod fauna of the Early Devonian age from a Japanese locality. He then studied at Bonn University in Germany on a scholarship, where he made an experimental study on periodicities of growth line formation in bivalve mollusk shells.

Prof. Ohno became a member of the Kyoto University Museum in 1997, developing programs to motivate life-long learning for people of all ages including a learning program for blind people. Since 2009, he is Director of the Kyoto University Museum.

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"A Phoenix Emerged - The NTU Museums' Outreach to Neighborhoods"

Yu, Hon-Tsen (Alex) is Professor at the NTU Museum Group, Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University. An avid museum-goer, he travels extensively and never passes up any opportunities to visit a museum wherever he goes. Prof. Yu received his bachelor and master degrees in Zoology from National Taiwan University, and doctoral degree in Integrative Biology from University of California at Berkeley. He was a visiting scholar at University of Chicago in 1999-2000, a visiting professor at Kyoto University in 2004 and at University of California at Davis in 2008-2009. In 2010-2011, he served as Chief Coordinator of Panel of Biodiversity and Long-Term Ecology for the National Science Council of Taiwan

Accepted papers and symposium speakers are found at  We thank speakers for submitting their topics and abstracts, and look forward to a stimulating meeting.

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