Universeum - European Academic Heritage Network




National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 180 years of continuous function

6 May 2017
Press release



Sixth annual Scientiae conference

University of Padua

19-22 April 2017

Call for papers: http://scientiae.co.uk/scientiae-2017-call-for-papers/



UMIS/SUSCAG conference ‘Beyond the Lecture Theatre"

University of Aberdeen

26-27 January 2017

Call for papers (PDF)

Website http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/beyondthelecturetheatre/



18 November 2016

European Academic Heritage Day

The theme for 2016 is “University Heritage at War”

2016 is located in the middle of the centenary commemoration of World War I in which many museums and universities are involved. This anniversary provides a context for a broader debate about universities, heritage and war through history. Current wars remind us that issues of heritage and war are not only of the past but equally important in the present. For the European University Heritage Day of 2016, UNIVERSEUM encourages reflection around the multifaceted theme of heritage and war, which includes issues such as collections used in and resulting from warfare, universities and university personnel and students involved in warfare and in peacekeeping, material evidence of war, war damage, commemoration of war at universities, collections and objects as war booty, war reparations, military surplus material, repatriation of heritage, and preservation of heritage in countries currently at war.

Announcement 2016  (PDF)



2nd International Conference on the History of Physics

Echophysics, Poellau Castle, Poellau

September 5–7, 2016



2016 UMAC Annual Conference

3-9 July 2016 

During the ICOM conference in MIlano 

Call for papers

1st Milano Press Release in French
1st Milano Press Release in English
1st Milano Press Release in Spanish


Professionnal workshop on sensible materials: human remains in collections

Colmar-Strasbourg, France

May 18-19, 2016

Program (PDF)

Online registration http://enquetes.ocim.fr/index.php/866115


New permanent exhibition

Natural History Museum

Opening on 16 January 2016

University of Tartu

Press release 


3rd International University Museum Conference

Edirne, Turkey

April 19-20,  2016




Art from the Second World War

20 November 2015
University of St Andrews

Announcement and Programme (PDF)




18 November 2015

European Academic Heritage Day

The theme for 2015 is Light

Announcement 2015  (PDF)




XVI Universeum Network Meeting

11-13 June 2015, University of Athens, Greece

Call for paper (PDF)

Abstract template (Word)


Group photo




The university reimagined: past and present

16 September 2015, University of Manchester

Call for paper (PDF)

Symposium website



International Congress 

University Museums and Collections: Tradition and Future

3-5 December 2014, Madrid




18 November 2014

European Academic Heritage Day

Announcement 2014  (PDF)




Instruments and Institutes: Preserving and Promoting the History of Science

23-24 June 2014

University of Aberdeen



XV Universeum Network Meeting

12-14 June 2014 , University of Hamburg, Germany

Call for paper (PDF)

Abstract template (Word)

Web site


 18 November 2013

European Academic Heritage Day

Announcement  (PDF)

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 International Colloquium

Positioning Academic Heritage. Challenges for Universities, museums and society in the 21^st century

18 - 20 November 2013

Ghent (Belgium)



Eighth biennial University Museums in Scotland conference

Research in Museums: Museums in Research

31st October - 1st November 2013

University of St Andrews

Program (PDF)

Web site   

Closure of Amsterdam University Botanical Garden

C. J. Hazevoet & Marta C. Lourenço


Sammlungstagung 2013

Meeting of the German association of University collections

14 - 16 June 2013

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg



XIV Universeum network meeting

University heritage today: Beyond public engagement?

University of Valencia, Spain, 6–8 June 2013




Exhibition on Photographic Apparatus

14 December 2012 - 31 January 2013

ASTUT, Turin (Italy)

Flyer (PDF)



18 November 2012

European Academic Heritage Day

Announcement  (PDF)

 Events of European Academic Heritage Day >>>



International conference to celebrate the

40th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on World Heritage.

14 - 16 November 2012, University of Bourgogne/Dijon



Exhibition Objects of Knowledge – The Collections, Museums and Gardens of the University of Göttingen

3rd June to 7th October 2012

University of Göttingen




International Conference on Science Communication

3-7 September 2012, University of Lorraine - Nancy (France)

Program : www.jhc2012.eu/index.php/fr/



XIII Universeum network meeting

14-16 June 2012, Trondheim, Norway

Norwegian University of Science and Technology,

Programme (PDF)


Group photo




Academic Collections - Use, Management, and Digitization

31 May 2012

Paulinerkirche, Göttingen

Program (PDF)



18 November 2011

European Academic Heritage Day

Announcement  (PDF)



Université libre di Bruxelles, Belgium - Program (PDF)

Medical University of Gdansk, Poland - Program (PDF)

Aalto University, Finland - Program (PDF)

Medical University of Vienna, Austria - Program

Vilnius University, Lithuania - Program (PDF)



UCL Collections Review Project

Conducted from 2007 to 2009, the UCL Collections Review was a single, all-encompassing review of the care, use and significance of all the objects in the museums and the teaching and research collections at UCL. A Toolkit about the UCL Collections Review is now available to download from the website:



6-7 October 2011

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine

Conference "University museums: European experience and Ukrainian practice"

Call for paper (PDF)



21-24 September 2011

Museum of Science, University of Lisbon

XI UMAC Annual Meeting 2011




Paris, 21-24 June 2011

A Symposium of the Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry (CHMC) in Conjunction with the IUPAC-UNESCO International Year of Chemistry "Renewing the Heritage of Chemistry in the 21^st Century: Conversations on the Preservation, Presentation and Utilization of Sources, Sites and Artefacts"

First circular and Call for papers  (PDF)

Première circulaire et appel à communications   (PDF) 



Jena - 1-3 April 2011

Conference "Selbstorganisation und Förderung von wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen. Die Empfehlung des Wissenschaftsrates" ('Self-organisation and support of scientific collections. The recommendations of the German Research Council')




Catholic University of Louvain, Service des Archives - 24-25 March 2011

11e Journées des Archives on the theme: "Dématérialisation des archives et métiers de l'archiviste. Les chantiers du numérique"
Program : http://www.uclouvain.be/326802.html



Ghent University, 16 - 17 March 2011

Conference on the topic "Academic culture of remembrance. The combination of university history, jubilees and academic heritage".

Call for paper (PDF)



17 December 2010

International Seminar "Visiting an Anatomical Museum: curiosity or training? For a network of Anatomical Museums"

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Program (PDF)


17 December 2010

Workshop on the theme "Les accompagnements convictionnels des étudiants"

Catholic University of Louvain - Service des Archives

Program (PDF)

18 November 2010

European Academic Heritage Day

Theme for 2010: Surprise, Astonishment and Wonder

Announcement  (PDF)



Museum of the History of Physics and Department of Physics University of Padua, Italy - Program (PDF)

Museum of Museum of Geology and Palaeontology University of Padua, Italy - Program (PDF)

Museum of Medical University of Gdansk, Poland - Program (PDF)

Collections Universitaires  Université de Rennes 1, France  - Program (PDF)

University of Hambourg, Germany - Program (PDF)

University of Tartu Art Museum - Web

Transilvania University of Brasov, University Library Virtual exhibitions - Program (PDF)

Medical University, Vienna - Department and Collection of the History of Medicine - Program (PDF)

Kyiv Shevchenko National University - Astronomical Observatory - Web


4 - 5 November 2010

Josephinum Workshop 2010 "Visions for the Future"

Medical University of Vienna

Program: www.meduniwien.ac.at/josephinum/news/veranstaltungen-in-den-museen/


Trondheim, Norway 14 - 17 October 2010

Third conference on the history of science in Norway

"University history, university collections and university practices"

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway,

First Announcement and Call for Papers

In 2010 the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the city of Trondheim will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in 1760 and the 100th anniversary of the Foundation of the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1910. We invite submission of papers and organised sessions related to the theme as well as to the history of science in its broader sense, including the history of social sciences and humanities. Please send proposals of no more than 200 words (word doc or rtf format) to the email address below before 15 April 2010.

Please include a short biography highlighting main research interests no more than 50 words. Proposals will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. Participants will be notified by 31 May. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, with additional 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language will be English.

For submission of abstracts and requests for more information, please contact: Ragnhild Green Helgas ( ragnhild.g.helgas@ntnu.no )


Copenhagen, 16 - 18 September 2010

Conference on the challenge to museums posed by contemporary developments in biomedical science and medical technology

15th biannual conference of the European Association of Museums for the History of Medical Sciences (EAMHMS)

How do museums today handle the material and visual heritage of contemporary medical and health science and technology? How do curators wield the increasing amount and kinds of more or less intangible and invisible scientific, medical and digital objects? Which intellectual, conceptual, and practical questions does this challenge give rise to? Send proposals for presentations, panels etc. to ths@sund.ku.dk, not later than Monday 29 March. Read the full call here or here

Further information : http://www.mm.ku.dk/sker/eamhms.aspx



Louvain-la-Neuve, 25 et 26 mars 2010

La valorisation à l’honneur des 10^e Journées des Archives

À l’heure de la démocratie culturelle et de l’internet, la valorisation des archives s’enrichit de nouveaux objectifs, de nouveaux champs et de nouveaux outils.Les enjeux et les implications ne sont pas minces. Analysons-les à Louvain-la-Neuve les 25 et 26 mars prochains ; partageons nos cultures et nos expériences, en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, entre archives papier, collections de films et documents numériques. Inscrivez-vous sans tarder (http://www.uclouvain.be/archives) et n’hésitez-pas à nous contacter (annaelle.winand@uclouvain.be).

La valorisation des archives (PDF)


Berlin, 18 - 20 February 2010

Announcement of a symposium on university museums and collections:

Tasks, concepts, and perspectives

Humboldt University

The conference language will be German.Please read the complete announcement in German



Strasbourg, 26 - 27 février 2009

SYMPOSIUM  "Gestion et mise en public des collections universitaires"



Lisbon, Portugal, 16 - 21 September 2008

SIC2008 - XXVII Symposium of the Scientific Instrument Commission

Museum of Science, University of Lisbon



Manchester, UK, 16 - 20 September 2008

UMAC's 8th International Conference

University of Manchester, UK