Day 1 – Wednesday | October 25

9:00 – 9:30Welcome and Opening remarks
09:30 – 10:15Curating Conflict: The Troubles and Beyond 
Karen Logan
, Ulster Museum and the Ulster Transport Museum, Ireland
10:15 – 10:30Questions & Answers 
Moderated by Denise Pollini, Culture Commons Quest Office – University of Antwerp, Belgium
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12h30Morning session – Key theme #1 – Dealing with Conflict
Moderated by Luís Tavares Pereira, Architect and Curator, founder and partner at [A] ainda arquitectura studio, Portugal
11:00 – 11:15Change is a beautiful thing,’ said the butterfly. Exhibition design and the circular economy
Ilse Lindenbergh, Hélène Verreyke and Bob Gelderman, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
11:15 – 11:30Photo Elysée’s move to a purpose-built building: a new context with challenges and implications for conservation and logistics
Marina Martin & Nadine Reding, Photo Elysée – Museum for Photography, Lausanne, Switzerland
11:30 – 11:45Luminous Conflicts: Navigating Architecture, Light, and Visitor Experience in Museums
Charalampia Dimitropoulou, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
11:45 – 12:00Common Views: Sourcing Water – Contradict Historical Narratives constitutes a Museal Exhibition (ACAC, Israel)
Irit Carmon Popper, The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT, Department of Art History, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
12:00 – 12:30Q&A
12:30 – 14:00Free time for Lunch
14:30 – 16:30Afternoon session – Simultaneous museum visits (case studies)
From Casa Andresen to Hall of Biodiversity, Galeria da Biodiversidade-Centro Ciência Viva

Ferreira da Silva chemistry laboratory restoration – the negotiating process,
Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto

Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, visit focused on curatorship

Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, visit focused on museum architecture

Public space and its contradictions. Porto through time,
Porto urban tour
17:30 – 18:30Welcome drink
at Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

Day 2 – Thursday | October 26

8:30 – 9:00Accreditation
9:00 – 9:45Two Recent Museum Projects in Southeast Asia; the connect and disconnect of institutional narratives and architectural spaces 
Jean François Milou
, Architect founder at studioMilou Architecture
9:45 – 10:00Questions & Answers 
Moderated by Nana Meparishvili, Chair of ICAMT, Georgia
10:00 – 10:30Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30Morning session – Key theme #2 – Symbols of Conflict
Moderated by Manuel Furtado Mendes, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisboa
10:30 – 10:45The Trend to Go Below Ground Level: When Swiss Art Museums Expand
Peter Stohler, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth,  Switzerland
10:45 – 11:00Postmortem Objectification: Human Remains in Museums
Helen E. Martin & Elizabeth A. Ronald, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America
11:00 – 11:15Exhibition Design as a Medium to Form a Narrative Space for Representing Controversial
Cheng-Yi Shih, National Taipei University of Education and National Taipei University of the Arts, Taiwan
11:15 – 11:30When architecture is dominant
Radomíra Sedláková, Czech technical university in Prague, Association of Museums and Galleries in Czech republic, Czech Republic
11:30 – 12:00Q&A
12:00 – 12:15Group Photo
12:15 – 14:00Free time for Lunch
14:30 – 16:30Afternoon session – simultaneous museum visits (case studies)
The Organic Museum, Museu de Serralves

Light and atmospheres in the architecture of
Atelier António Carneiro, Ateliê António Carneiro – Museu do Porto

Reservatório – Museu do Porto

Porto Worst Tour, Porto Architecture Tour

Day 3 – Friday | October 27

8:30 – 9:00Accreditation
9:00 – 9:45Museums: Containers versus Contents
Nuno Grande, Architect, critic, curator and Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra (DARQ/UC), Portugal
9:45 – 10:00Questions & Answers 
Moderated by Helena Barranha, IHA-NOVA FCSH/IN2PAST, Portugal
10:00 – 10:30Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15Morning session – Key theme #3 – Processes and Conflict
Moderated by Danusa Castro, Co-Chair of ICAMT, Italy
10:30 – 10:45Exhibiting the occupation: How the Italian presence in Albania has been represented through exhibitions over the last century
Giuseppe Resta, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Portugal
10:45 – 11:00Moving Beyond Depoliticized Representations: Understanding the Emergence of Conflicts and Disagreements in the Exhibition-Making Process
Jiayi Chang, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
11:00 – 11:15Q&A
11:30 – 12:30Morning session – Key theme #4 –  Healing, Resistance and the Future
Moderated by Cláudia Garradas, CITCEM – FLUP, Portugal
11:30 – 11:45Kunal – Museum for a Pre-Harappan Site
Yatin Singhal, Architect & Consultant, Department of Archaeology & Museums, Haryana, Chandigarh, India
11:45 – 12:00Museum collection in historical building : Perspectives from Sudan
Shadia Abdrabo Abdelwahab, National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums of Sudan, Sudan
12:00 – 12:15Conflict, Negotiation, and Indigenous Subjectivity: A Case Study on Curating an Exhibition for the Austronesian Hall at the National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan
Chun-wei Fang, National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan
12:15 – 12:30Q&A
12:30 – 14:00Free time for Lunch
14:30 – 16:30Afternoon session – simultaneous museum visits (case studies)
​​Casa da Arquitectura, visit focused on exhibition design

Casa da Arquitectura, Real Vinícola, visit focused on museum architecture

Museu da Memória de Matosinhos

Petrichor, The Smell of Rain (Porto Design Biennale 2023),
Casa do Design

Critical displaying,
Exploratório, esad—idea
17:30 – 19:30Closing remarks and cocktail 
Edifício dos Paços do Concelho, Matosinhos

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Venues and Accommodation

Conference venue

Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett – Auditorium
Located in Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
R. de Dom Manuel II
4050-239 Porto – Portugal

15 minutes walking from Hotel Tuela (see suggested accommodation below).

By bus:
The Bus Stop is PALÁCIO.

Information about how to get to the case studies visits is available on the related page.

Where to stay?

Our suggestions

The HF Tuela Porto is perfect for your city break and offers spacious rooms and all the comfort you need during an extended visit to Porto!

For those looking for a more practical, short and economical stay, you have at your disposal the Hotel’s Ala Sul (South Wing), which offers the same comfort and delicious breakfast at more attractive prices!

Rua Arq. Marques da Silva, 200
4150-483 Porto – Portugal
(+351) 226 004 747

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