About the Journal
The University Museums and Collections Journal is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal for the
proceedings of the International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), a
Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The Journal will appear at least once a
year. It is completely on-line and no hard-copy formal publication is available. However, the Journal is
an Open Access journal and is available free of charge or printing on demand is available at cost price.
The goals of the University Museums and Collections Journal are to provide global, inclusive access
and distribution and to improve the museums, galleries and collections within universities worldwide
by stimulating discussion of relevant issues and concerns.
Funding and Support
UMAC is responsible for the major costs of the Journal. It receives additional support from Humboldt
University of Berlin, Germany, in the form of a guarantee that the Journal will be archived and its
information will be accessible in the future.
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) provided a special grant to get the Journal started.
With your membership, UMAC is able to publish the Journal. UMAC, as an International Committee of
ICOM, receives funding from ICOM according to the number of its members. If you have found the
Journal helpful, please support its existence by joining ICOM and choose UMAC as your Committee
The International Committee of University Museums and Collections expects that authors will assign
copyright to the University Museums and Collections Journal. The journal then routinely grants
permission to authors for subsequent use of their materials, formally transferring copyright thereto if
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The essays and reviews of the UMAC Journal can be downloaded as Pdf-documents from our site
onto your own computer. We offer either the complete edition or individual essays and reviews. Our
standard format is DIN A4, but to save paper two pages can be printed onto one. Doing so reduces
your page to DIN A5. Such selections can be made using the Printing Options available with your
A Print-On-Demand-Service offers the printing of individual essays or complete editions of the journal,
as a bound book. Thereby, combinations of favoured essays can be easily made. Use the "proprint-
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The International ICOM Committee for University Museums and Collections is a forum for all those
working in, or associated with, academic museums, galleries and collections (including herbaria and
botanical gardens). UMAC is concerned with the role of collections within higher education institutions
and the communities they serve. The aim is to protect the heritage in the care of universities.
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International Council of Museums (ICOM): http://www.icom.museum
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2010-12-10Teil eines PeriodikumsNew Roads for University Museums
2006-01-01Teil eines PeriodikumsConference proceedings: Traditional Culture and Intangible Heritage in University Museums, 2-8 October 2004, Seul, Korea
2005-01-01Teil eines PeriodikumsProceedings of the Third Conference of the International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA, September 21-26,2003
2003-01-01Teil eines PeriodikumsExposing and Exploiting the Distinct Character of University Museums and Collections
2011-02-10Teil eines PeriodikumsPutting University Collections to Work in Teaching and Research
2014-04-14Teil eines PeriodikumsEncountering Limits: The University Museum
2012-10-24Teil eines PeriodikumsUniversity collections and university history and identity
2012-01-16Teil eines PeriodikumsUniversity Museums and Collections as Recorders of Cultural and Natural Communities Worldwide
2010-08-13Teil eines PeriodikumsIntensifying Support For and Increasing Audiences in University Museums and Collections
2010-01-28Teil eines PeriodikumsUniversity Museums and the Community
2008-11-20Teil eines PeriodikumsMuseums and Universal Heritage: Universities in Transition – Responsibilities for Heritage
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelUnlocking the value of practical learning Practical knowledge and its acquisition can often be hampered by a lack of real-life situations to learn through the act of reiterative processes. University museums are uniquely positioned to offer opportunities that ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelThe university museum Preserving collections for future generations does not exclude finding new and modern uses for collections, thus combining ‘old’ materials with new ideas and modern technologies. In this article, I demonstrate how we use ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelUniversity museums in Sri Lanka Current status of university museums in Sri Lanka was evaluated. Results of questionnaire and interview survey revealed that the majority of universities lack museums. Two universities, including the pioneer University of ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelMuseum literacy that is virtually engaging Objects have underpinned pedagogic strategies in the arts and sciences. While recent online units of study enable isolated students to experience higher education, they are usually unable to examine collections. A 3D laser ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelFrom the geophysical-meteorological Observatory of Modena to the Italian network of observatories The paper reconstructs the history of the Observatory of the University of Modena. The second part describes a network of Italian astronomical observatories, starting from creating a database of the collections by cataloguing ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelAustralia’s first university sporting museum Expansion of sporting facilities provided an opportunity to develop a new museum, the Macquarie University Sporting Hall of Fame Museum. This came from a decision to build linkages with sporting alumni to develop a distinct ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelSpaces of BLISS This paper is a case study of the community arts project BLISS Market and the involvement of the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum in such an endeavour. Fostering a multidisciplinary orientation, the project ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelThe University of Amsterdam HeritageLab (ErfgoedLab) At the Heritage Collections department of the University of Amsterdam, a leftover space was designated in early 2010 as a temporary laboratory for experimentation with heritage concepts, collections and audiences, in the ...
2014-04-14ZeitschriftenartikelRefusing to stand still, reaching out to the public The Chinese art collections and exhibitions of the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong are known for high artistic and educational standards. However, historically, the general public has not been closely ...