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"Agriculture Collections: A New Dynamic" 17th International AIMA Congress of Agricultural Museums(2014-09-01)
The 17th International Association Internationale des Musées d’Agriculture Congress of Agricultural Museums
November 5-7, 2014
The Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
At a time when few museum renovations are allowing space for agriculture in the broad sense, the 2014 AIMA congress proposes to address the questions of relevance, representativeness and the role of museum agricultural collections. Most ethnology museums have collections pertaining to agriculture and animal husbandry. With the exception of museums dedicated to these themes, these collections are given little if any space in general museums.
Attitudes about agriculture collections are different from continent to continent and from one culture to another, due to the varying importance of agriculture in relation to other human
activities. The approaches to agricultural heritage are immensely varied and it is these common points or, on the contrary, the divergences that the CIMA XVII wishes to highlight, those interested in museum, wherever they are in the world.
For more information and registration for "Agriculture Collections: A New Dynamic," the 17th International Association Internationale des Musées d’Agriculture Congress of Agricultural Museums, see their website: http://castle.eiu.edu/aima/