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PNC 2014 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings


Date: October 21-23 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Venue: National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Main Theme: Museum Computing: An Approach to Bridging Cultures, Communities and Science

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It is with great pleasure to announce the 2014 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings will take place at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. from October 21st to October 23rd. This year’s conference has 21 sessions over 3 days and is expected to draw over 200 scholars and experts worldwide to participate.


The main theme of this year is "Museum Computing: An Approach to Bridging Cultures, Communities and Science." The evolution of museum is closely tied to the advancement of society, due to the rapid development of information technology in the 21st century, museum digital application has become a popular trend. Not only is it used widely in research, conservation, preservation, exhibition, education, leisure and other core functions, but it has also enhanced service, cultural creativity and other digital applications to bring new sensations and visiting experience to the visitors, as well as a brand new look and contemporary essence to the museum.


This year’s Annual Conference and Joint Meetings feature 6 keynote speakers. In the opening keynote speech on October 21, Director of the National Palace Museum Ming Chu Fung will share the museum’s progress in her speech, “Progressing with the Times: From the Applications and Innovations of Digital Technology towards the NPM 4G Mobile Museum.”  Professor Sarah Kenderdine, the second keynote speaker, is Director of Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM) of the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Art & Design and Director of Research, Applied Laboratory of Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE) at the City University of Hong Kong.  Professor Kenderdine’s talk, “The Age of Experience: Cultural Heritage and the Future of Museums”, will explore interactive applications inside a series of fully immersive visualization systems.  On October 22, Director Yui Tan Chang of the National Museum of History will share with the audience his museum’s experience in “Museum Using Digital Technology to Interact with Audiences: Some Practices in National Museum of History”.  Dr. James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, which houses the renowned Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute, will take us beyond the borders in his speech, “Beyond Borders: The Humanities in the Digital Age”. 


On the library’s front, Professor Hsianghoo Steve Ching, University Librarian of the City University of Hong Kong, will bring the art of calligraphy and classic Chinese literature to life in his talk, “Art of Calligraphy and Classic Chinese Literature Rejuvenated: Exhibition, Reflection, and Transformation on Outside Classroom Learning Activities.”  The University Librarian of the Stanford University, Michael Keller, will take a unique perspective in “Moore's Law and the Future of Libraries”.


In addition, there are 21 parallel sessions including Digital Art History, Digital Humanities, MOOCs, Print Collection Management and Information Technology and National Palace Museum.  Two workshops will also be held during the conference: Working with Cultural Data in the New Digital Age (lectures will be delivered in Chinese) and ECAI Workshop - Museums, Technology and Collaboration.


Museum curators, librarians, and participants from all areas of interest are welcome to join this annual event and exchange great ideas in research and application alike. 


Simultaneous translation will be provided for all keynote sessions.  For registration, please visit us at:


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