International conference in Montréal - Cultural Tourism: Trends and Strategies



    From Monday, September 29 to Friday, October 3, 2008

    MONTREAL, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Following conferences in Rome and
Vienna, Montréal has been chosen to host the annual conference of the
International Council of Museum's Committee for Education and Cultural Action
(ICOM/ CECA) on the theme of Cultural Tourism: Trends and Strategies.
    Organized by Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and
History, and the Montréal Science Centre, this international conference will
examine trends and major issues regarding cultural tourism.
    On the agenda: some forty lectures, in addition to over twenty
presentations on research findings and innovative ideas.
    Prestigious guests: André Vallerand, Chairman of the Destination Council
of the World Tourism Organization and President of the World Centre of
Excellence for Destinations; Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern
Art (MOMA) in New York; Felipe Solis, Director of the National Museum of
Anthropology in Mexico; Jan Dolak, Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair of
Museology and World Heritage; Catherine Guillou, Manager of the Visitors
Department at the Louvre; and many more.
    Participating countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
Chile, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria,
Norway, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, the United States, and many more.
    Please read our press release at the following adress :
http://www.pacmuseum.qc.ca/pages/media/2008/montreal_september_8_2008.aspx?lan
g=EN-CA&annee=2008
    The event takes place at the Montréal Science Centre, from Monday,
September 29 to Friday, October 3, 2008.




For further information:

For further information: For interview requests prior to or during the
event, or for accreditation, contact: Claude-Sylvie Lemery, (450) 653-0051,
Cellular: (438) 274-3874, cs.lemery@videotron.ca

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