Updated 29 August, 2012

Changes in the Programme, 29 August

18.30–19.30 Vapriikki Meeting point; The main lobby of Vapriikki at 18.30
Kimmo Antila and Marjo Meriluoto-Jaakkola
Presentations of the exhibtions and tours around Vapriikki
-Tampere 1918 -a Town in the Civil War
-Birds in flight.

PLENARY 1. on Wednesday 11.10–11.20
New presentation:
Maria Esther Valente (BRA): Invitation to the ICOM World Conference 2013 and CIMUSET&MPR joint meeting in Rio de Janeiro 2013

Presentations by Roman Artemenko and Elvira Merkusheva in the session 3. on Wednesday are unfortunately cancelled. The session will end 17.45.

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We are excited to welcome around 100 delegates from over 20 countries to take part in the interesting programme and, most importantly, to meet colleagues and share common interests.

The registration for the conference will open at 12.00 noon on Tuesday, 28 August, at Labour Museum Werstas. The registration will be open at Werstas on Tuesday until 7 p.m., and from 8:15 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at Vapriikki Museum Centre.

Welcome to the website of the
CIMUSET 2012 Conference

We would like to welcome you to the 42th CIMUSET Conference in Finland in August 2012. The meeting will start in Tampere August 28 and end in Helsinki August 31.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has 26 international committees, each devoted to the study of a particular type of museum or to a specific museum-related discipline. The International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology (CIMUSET) is composed of museum professionals from the fields of science and technology. The committee is not only dedicated to traditional museums of science and technology, largely historical and collection based, but also to contemporary science centres, working primarily to popularize and promote science and technology among children and young people all over the world.

CIMUSET 2012 is dedicated to the theme of Brighter Perspectives for Science and Technology Museums. The Conference embraces two main topics including New Approaches, Perspectives and Technologies for the Exhibitions and Interaction & Co-Operation with the Different Actors. There is also a possibility to give shorter talks on current issues at the science and technology museums and science centers.

send to by April 16, 2012. The registration is also open. Please use the registration form to registrate to the conference.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the programme please feel free to contact the chair of the organising committee: or contact in practical questions our conference