The 9th Asian Museum Curators' Conference Seoul Call for participation

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) and the Japan Foundation (JF) would like to invite you to submit an application to participate in the 9th Asian Museum Curators’ Conference Seoul which is scheduled on November 20 and 21, 2013 at MMCA, in Seoul, Korea.
The official language of the seminar will be ENGLISH only.

1. Itinerary

Date Time Program
Mon, Nov18 N/A Arrival in Seoul
Tue, Nov 19 09:00-18:00 MMCA Exhibition Tour (Seoul, Deoksugung, Gwacheon)
19:00-21:00 Opening Reception (for all participants & audience) organized by MMCA
Wed, Nov 20 09:00-18:00 Conference Day 1
Thu, Nov 21 10:00-18:00 Conference Day 2
19:00-21:00 Farewell Reception (for speakers and organizers) organized by JF
Fri, Nov 22 10:00-18:00 Museum visits: exhibition tour in Seoul (TBA)
Sat, Nov 23 N/A Departure from Seoul

* Expected duration of stay: Mon., November 18 - Fri., November 22, 2013 (5 days, 4 nights)

2. Financial Provisions

Participants are responsible to cover the following costs:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodation
    *MMCA will provide booking service for a hotel around USD100 per night nearby the venue
  • Travel insurance
  • Per diem (local transportation cost and meals or other relevant cost)

Organizer will make the following arrangements:

  • Reservation of the hotel on behalf of participants (upon your request)
  • Arrangement of museum visits and exhibition tours (including transportation to travel around and meeting with curators in charge)
  • Preparation documents and materials for conference
  • Opening reception and farewell reception

3. Eligibility

  • Curators who are employed by museums or are independent
  • Must have expertise and experience in the area of modern and contemporary visual arts
  • Must have the necessary proficiency in English or Korean to carry out presentations and discussions
  • Must have interest in networking with their peers in Asia and undertaking co-curatorial research and projects in the future

4. Obligations

Participating curators are requested to make a 15 to 20 minute presentation on comparative analysis on the conditions / environment of art system / art scene in his/her country or those in Korea.
*Q&A session will be followed after.

5. To participate

Curators who are interested in participating are asked to send the attached “Reply Form1-3” (Word:38KB) to the organizer below by no later than Sunday, September 15 by e-mail.

*Reply Form must be written in English.

*All items on the form including CV and summary of your presentation have to be filled out.

6. Applications and Inquiries

Young-in Lee (Ms.)
International Affairs Manager, Department of Development
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 427-701 South Korea
Tel: +82 2 2188 6063  Fax: +82 2 2188 6124

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