University of Santo Tomas Museum Director Rev. Fr. Isidro C. Abaño,
O.P., and Assistant Director Ar. John Carlo L. Sayco, UAP attended the
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) – International
Council on Museums (ICOM) Joint Conference for University Museums and
Collections (UMAC 2018) held recently at the University of Miami, Florida, USA.
The four-day conference titled “Audacious Ideas: University Museums
and Collections as Change-Agents for a Better World” tackled various
University museum organizational and operational setups across the world
and how each of them work out exhibits, installations, issues in funding,
research and different innovations on technology. The conference also
stressed the importance of the university museum as a support learning facility
for students and the general public geared towards cultural advancement.