CIMUSET Conference 2023

CIMUSET Conference 2023: Enhancing the Accessibility to Museums

Dates: 23-27 October 2023
Venue: National Aviation Museum of Korea, Seoul

The 50th CIMUSET annual conference in 2023 will be held at the National Aviation Museum of Korea in Seoul. ICOM newly announced a museum definition at the 26th Prague General Assembly in August 2022. The new definition adds the concept that “Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and sustainability.” In this context, we would like to apply it to science and technology museums and conduct various discussions at this year annual conference.

The NAMOK opened on July 5, 2020 as Korea’s first aviation-themed national museum and in particular, it is a representative museum in Korea that promotes various accessibility projects for the disadvantaged.

Key dates

  • 30 June: Deadline for the call for papers
  • 30 June: Deadline for submission for travel grants
  • End of July: Registration opens
  • 25 July: Notification of acceptance for abstracts and sessions
  • 21-22 October: Pre-training workshop
  • 23-27 October: Conference and excursions

Call for papers

We are inviting members and friends of CIMUSET to submit proposals for presentations through the call for papers.

Read the call for papers here.

Deadline is 30 June 2023.

If you for various reasons are not able to present on-site in Seoul or are not able to submit the abstract in writing, you are welcome to present your abstract remotely or via a video recording. Please inform the CIMUSET secretary if this applies to you:


Please see the conference program here: Program.

Registration and grants

  • ICOM Members (country group 1 + 2): 200 Euros
  • ICOM Members (country group 3 +4): 100 Euros
  • Non-ICOM Members and companions (country group 1 + 2): 250 Euros
  • Non-ICOM Members and companions (country group 3 + 4): 150 Euros

Registration will open in July.

Please read about the registration and grants here: Registration and grants information.

  • Apply for one of the grants for the conference by filling in this form.
  • Apply for one of the grants for the pre-training workshop and the conference by filling in this form.

Deadline for submission for the travel grants is the 30th of June.

Key Themes for the Conference and Sessions

For whom is accessibility improved and enhanced?

  • Disables
  • Socially disadvantaged
  • Educationally disadvantaged
  • Digitally disadvantaged, etc

How can we improve and enhancing accessibility in museums?

  • The application of new technology in museums: collecting, exhibition, education, etc
  • Changes in understanding and approaching visitors

What role should museums play in strengthening accessibility?

  • Community-based role, museum activism and leadership
  • Museum partnerships and networks
  • Environmental creation and conditions for international co-operation


If you have any questions about the conference, please fill in this form.