Universeum - European Academic Heritage Network




Research project  Professionalizing museum work in higher education: A global approach
The project, proposed by UMAC has won a grant from ICOM. UNIVERSEUM is partner of the project, together with ICTOP (International Committee of ICOM for the Training of Personnel), and the AAMG(Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, USA).  More details will be provided at UNIVERSEUM General Assembly in Belgrade, on 10 June 2017.
Press Release (PDF)




Selection criteria for recent material heritage of science at universities (PDF)
Document by Universeum Working Group on Recent Heritage of Science, 17 January 2014

Minimum Requirements for Preservation and Access of Recent Heritage of Science (PDF)

Checklist for the preservation and access of recent heritage of science (PDF)
Literature on recent heritage of science (PDF)   - Please contact Roland Wittje (roland.wittje@gmail.com) for additions to the list of references.


Universeum publications

  1. Sofia Talas, Marta C. Lourenço (eds), Arranging and rearranging: planning university heritage for the future, Padova University Press, Padova, 2012
    The volume can be purchased from Padova University Press website
    Universeum members can ask Universeum secretary (secretary@universeum.it) for a free pdf version of the volume.

  2. Laetitia Maison, Sofia Talas and Roland Wittje (eds), Shaping European university heritage - Past and possible futures, Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 3, Trondheim, 2013.
    To ask for the volume, contact Universeum secretary (secretary@universeum.it)

  3. Pedro Ruiz Castell (ed), Beyond Public Engagement, New Ways of Studying, Managing and Using University collections, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015


Other resources

Manual for Scientific Heritage - Museum of Astronomy of Rio de Janeiro