The Inclusive Museum Research Network is thankful for the contributions and support of the following organizations.

National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF)

2019 Conference Partner

The National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) is a public institution of higher education in Argentina. In its young career, it has achieved a high reputation in terms of teaching, research and extension. This is indicated by the high level of employability of its graduates, international recognition of their teaching, and prolific output of its researchers.
UNTREF today reached a broad academic offering that includes one hundred fifty four races: thirty-eight degrees, sixty-seven graduate and forty-nine virtual, including a total number of students that exceeds twenty-one thousand.
Art, science and technology are the areas in which the achievements of the UNTREF are highlighted as an institution of excellence in the country and the region. The university develops an articulated and intensive work with its institutes, centers and careers in areas of nodal and strategic knowledge to understand and act in contemporary society as international, political sociology; the processes of regional and global integration; an international migration phenomena; urban and global social policies; and international trade relations.

UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism

2019 Conference Partner

This is a joint initiative by the “Tres de Febrero” National University and the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts, an interesting example of public-private partnership, aiming at developing knowledge and research to promote the protection of our cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. An interdisciplinary and inter-institutional approach will be used to encourage the development of a sustainable type of tourism.
Based on academic and research work in the field of cultural tourism, the University and the Association also seek to consolidate an alliance between conservation and development efforts in local communities of Latin America, with the purpose of overcoming poverty and exclusion while respecting their rich cultural and biological diversity.
Both Institutions are actively involved in fruitful work in the field of museums, art and culture and have decided to join their efforts to implement this Chair, focused on two main objectives: the motivation of all stakeholders and the training of skills for efficiently managing their heritage, through the use of conceptual tools and the application of international conventions and guidelines for the field.

University of Granada

2018 Conference Partner

The University of Granada, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom. The university is a vibrant presence in the city of Granada, benefiting from the distinctive beauty of its environment and a privileged geographical location due to its proximity to the Sierra Nevada, and the Mediterranean coast, with several major tourist sites, including Motril, Almuñécar and Salobreña nearby.

Over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the university, with another 20,000 students taking additional courses, language courses, summer courses, etc. The university employs 3,650 lecturers and over 2,000 administration, technical and maintenance staff. At present, courses for 75 different qualifications are taught in 28 teaching centers. The courses are taught across 116 departments, and the Postgraduate School offers 68 master's courses, 116 doctorate programs, and 113 additional courses.

The commitment to high-quality research has placed the University of Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings. The financing of 346 research groups illustrates this commitment. Through the Spanish Research Program, as well as other national programs and organizations, the university supports 165 research projects, and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business has provided financial support to 78 Projects of Excellence.

Whitworth Art Gallery

2017 Conference Partner

The Whitworth is part of The University of Manchester. It is home to internationally renowned collections of modern art, textiles, watercolours, prints, drawings and sculpture. Created in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has developed a new vision for the role of a university gallery. A creative laboratory within an ambitious university, the Whitworth is a place where good, unusual things happen.

The Whitworth re-opened to the public on 14 February 2015 after a major £15 million redevelopment by architects MUMA. The Whitworth has welcomed over 600,000 since re-opening, and more than doubled its previous annual records. The redevelopment has doubled public space and created state-of-the-art new facilities including expanded gallery spaces, a study centre, learning studio, and a collections centre.

The Whitworth redevelopment is just one part of an ambitious Campus Masterplan that will see The University of Manchester invest £1 billion over to create a world class campus for staff, students and visitors. The gallery was crowned Art Fund Museum of Year 2015, nominated for the prestigious Stirling Prize, named Best Emerging Cultural Destination in Europe, and Large Visitor Attraction of the Year by Visit England, continuing to establish itself as a leading cultural destination and housing an internationally significant collection of art.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

2016 Conference Partner

Opened on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati in 2004, the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today. A history museum with more than 100,000 visitors annually, it serves to inspire modern abolition through connecting the lessons of the Underground Railroad with today’s freedom fighters. The center is also a convener of dialogue on freedom and human rights.

International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM)

Network Partner

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM) is a not-for-profit that subsumes the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development established in 2004 as part of the Action Plan of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001). It brings together clusters of research and capacity building institutions along with arts, museums, heritage and environmental agencies across the world. The criteria for participation includes demonstrated commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics (2004); ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter (2010); and the Soft and Hard Law Instruments of UNESCO.

Networking all over the world and with active engagement through social media, the iiiM platform enhances constructive exchanges across knowledge communities and promotes state of the art online research, learning, and teaching systems. A strategic partner with the prestigious Common Ground Research Networks, iiiM is driven by UN Sustainable Development Goals as defined in Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

International Council on Museums (ICOM)

Network Partner

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the only international organization representing museums and museum professionals and is a leading force in ethical matters. Since 1946, ICOM has assisted members of the museum network in their mission to preserve, conserve, and share cultural heritage. ICOM also takes advice from institutional partners to achieve its objectives. ICOM is governed in an inclusive and hierarchical manner on an international level. The organization gathers more than 35,000 members and is made up of National Committees, which represent 136 countries and territories, and International Committees, which gather experts in museum specialties worldwide. ICOM Secretariat is situated at UNESCO House, Paris, France.

Past Partners

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