Day 1 (October 23)Mayfield Hotel Seoul

09:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:50 Opening Ceremony
CIMUSET Awards Winner Announcement
Keynote Speeches
11:00 - 12:45 1. Museum and Accessibility: Why?
  • Korea

    InKyung Jang (Vice-President / ICOM)

2. Equity, Epistemic and Decolonial frameworks on the applications of the new ICOM definition of Museums in Science and Technology Museums
  • South Africa

    Elizabeth Rasekoala (President / African Gong*)

  • * Gong : The Pan-African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology and Science Communication
3. The Sensational Museum : Using What We Know about Disability to Change How Museums Work for Everyone
  • UK

    Hannah Thompson (Professor / Royal Holloway University of London)


12:45 - 14:30 Lunch Break
Presentation (Special Guests)
14:30 - 15:30 4. Accessibility, Anti-Ableism and Belonging in the Canadian Context
  • Canada

    Camille Bérubé (Advisor / Ingenuim*)
    Emily Gann (Director, Curatorial Division / Ingenuim*)

  • * Ingenium : Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
5. Participation of People with Disabilities in Science Museums : Reflections from Research and Practice
  • Brazil

    Jessica Norberto Rocha (Researcher and Science Communicator / Cecierj Foundation)


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
For Whom is Accessibility Improved and Enhanced?
16:00 - 17:00 6. Enhancing the Accessibility to Museums : Future Science and Technology, and International Cooperation
  • Korea

    JongSok Kim (Chief Curator / National Aviation Museum of Korea)

7. To Whom is accessibility improved and enhanced?
  • Zimbabwe

    Dexter Kandhlela (Maintenace Officer / National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe)

8. Learning Spaces, Fostering Inclusiveness - Westerns Balkans between Challenges and Lesson Learnt
  • Albania

    Dorina Xheraj-Subashi (Lecturer / University Aleksander Moisiu)


17:00 - 18:00 9. Discussion on the Measures for Museums to Help Migrant Children's Social Education in the Process of Urbanization
  • China

    Song Ji (Researcher / Wuhan Science and Technology Museum)

10. Results of survey on universal design of museums in the Kinki region, Japan
  • Japan

    Yuji Kurihara (Deputy Director General / National Museum of Nature and Science)

11. Advancing Accessibility: Empowering Individuals through the Initiative of the Liberation War Museum
  • Bangladesh

    Hasibul Haque Imon (Program Coordinator / Liberation War Museum)


18:00 - 18:30 Plenary Discussion for Day 1
18:30 - 20:30 Dinner (hosted by NAMOK)

Day 2 (October 24)Mayfield Hotel Seoul → NAMOK

09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
Special Speech
09:30 ~ 10:00 12. Who Is Not in the Museum... Yet?
  • USA

    Amparo Leyman Pino (Principal & Founder / Yellow Cow Consulting)

How Can We Improve and Enhancing Accessibility in Museums?
10:00 ~ 11:00 13. Beyond Physical Barriers, Why Museums are not Accessible?
  • Mexico

    Héctor Valverde Martínez (Lecturer / Universidad de la Comunicación)

14. Unlocking Accessibility: The Potential Role of LLMs in Fostering Interactive and Inclusive Experiences in Blockbuster Exhibition
  • UK

    Zhi Ye (PhD Researcher / King’s College London)

  • 15. Making Accessible Audience Through Designing Museum Exhibitions: from Idea to Implementation / Online
    • Iran

      Fatemeh (Kimia) Amini Khoshouei (Curator / INMOST*)
      Yasaman Haji Esmaili (Principal, Founder / Studio Chahar)

    • * INMOST : Iranian National Museum of Sceince & Technology


11:00 ~ 12:00 16. Improving accessibility through virtual exhibitions and services – experiences of the Finnish Aviation Museum
  • Finland

    Valeri Saltikoff (Exhibition Manager / Finnish Aviation Museum)
    Tiia Fynes (Museum Educator / Finnish Aviation Museum)

17. New Rules of Engagement: Harnessing the Power of Generative AI and Fictional Universes for Museum Accessibility
  • Korea

    HoSan Kim (Independent Curator)

18. From Encounter to Becoming - Accessibility and its Design Frame in Science and Technology Museum / Online
  • China

    Zhang Na (Exhibition Researcher / Guangdong Science Center)


12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch Break
Presentation (Special Guest)
13:00 ~ 14:00 19. Using Audio Description to contribute to the creation of inclusive anti-ableist museums
  • UK

    Alison Eardley (Reader & Associate Professor / University of Westminster)

20. Avatar Sign Language Translation Technology and Case on the Application of Untact Universal Docent Program using MR Device in Gwacheon National Science Museum
  • Korea

    JoonKyoung Kim (Director / EQ4All Co.,LTD)
    KyungUk Nam (Senior Curator / Gwacheon National Science Museum)


14:00 - 14:30 Move to NAMOK
Presentations (Working Group Parallel Session)
Group A. Attracting New Peoples in Musuems
14:30 - 15:30 21. A Museum to be Seen but not Necessarily Heard – the Experience of Deaf Public in the Brazilian Museu Ciência e Vida / Online
  • Brazil

    Monica Santos (Professor and Researcher / Cecierj Foundation - Science and Life Museum)

22. Children's voice in Science and Technology Museum / Online
  • China

    Wu Sha (Director, Educational Activities / Sichuan Science and Technology Museum)

23. Valued Sentiments, Disclosed Narratives: Seniors Accessibility to Scientific Museums in the Philippines
  • Philippines

    Jessie Rose M. Bagunu (Librarian / UP School of Library and Information Studies Library)
    Miriam Charmigrace Q. Salcedo
    Clyde Jeric Joan Morpos (Student-Intern / University of the Philippines Diliman)

24. Inviting Adults as Participants to the Value Discovery from Using Science Museums
  • Korea

    EunJi Park (Research Officer / Gwacheon National Science Museum of Korea)


15:30 - 16:30 25. AIM-ing for Accessible Museums: a Learning Festival in Designing Accessible and Inclusive Programmes in the Museum Roundtable Singapore
  • Singapore

    Ivy Lam (Senior Manager / International and Museum Relations, National Heritage Board & ICOM Singapore Secretariat)

26. Packing up the Museums: an Inclusive Journey
  • Italy

    Elena Santi, Chiara Marin, Giuseppe Palmisano (Curator / University of Padua - University Museums Centre)

27. Object-based Museotherapy: Therapeutic Aspects for Anxiety -- A Case Study at Shanghai Museum, China
  • China

    Siyi Wang (Assistant Professor / Shanghai University)

28. The Museum as a Place for Conversation about Environmental Challenges. An Approach for Enhancing Accessibility in Science Communication
  • Spain

    Eduardo Rodríguez Batista (Predoctoral Researcher / Universidad de La Laguna)


Group B. Using New Technologies in Museums
14:30 - 15:30 29. Enhancing Accessibility of Technological Artefacts through QR coding
  • India

    Rajib Nath (Curator / National Council of Science Museums)

30. Review of the public media art 〈OCEAN〉 project in the War Memorial of Korea
  • Korea

    BoYoung Kim (Curator, Exhibition Designer / War Memorial of Korea)

31. Usage of VR (Virtual Reality) in Museum: Exploring new Opprtunity to Develop Digital Exhibits and New Approach to Promote Education Through Entertainment
  • India

    Divyeshkumar Sureshchandra Gameti (Curator / Science Centre Surat)


15:30 - 16:30 32. Enhancing Accessibility to Museums
  • Bangladesh

    Soumitra Kumar Biswas (Senior Artist & Audio Visual Officer / National Museum of Science and Technology)

33. Enhancing the Accessibility to Science Museums by Online Knowledge Platform
  • Korea

    DooSung Baek (Manager / KAOS Foundation)

34. Creating Video Program Innovation in an Accessible Information Environment
  • China

    Fu Zijie (Assistant Engineer / China Science and Technology Museum)

35. A Study on the Improvement of Accessibility to Science Museum using Music : Focusing on the Music Program of the GNSM
  • Korea

    HyeonA Seo (Researcher / Gwangju National Science Museum)
    KyeongJu Mun (Principal Administrator / Gwangju National Science Museum)


Group C. Try Exploring New Practices in Museums
14:30 - 15:30 36. The Power of Initiative : The Opportunity for the Inclusion of New Visitor Groups under Unusual Operating Circumstances at the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport
  • Hungary

    Gabor Zsigmond (Deputy General Director / Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport)

37. Various Attempts by the National Maritime Museum of Korea to Diversify its Accessibility to Exhibitions
  • Korea

    YoonAh Kim (Senior Curator / National Maritime Museum of Korea)

38. Increasing Accessibility for the Audience through Museum Visits / Online
  • Iran

    Parvaneh Asghari (Head, International Affairs / INMOST*)
    Mohsen Jafarinezhad (Manager / INMOST*)

  • * INMOST : Iranian National Museum of Sceince & Technology
39. Unlocking Stored Collections: Enhancing Accessibility of Science and Technology Museum Collections
  • Spain

    Lara Corona (Researcher, PhD holder / Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)


15:30 - 16:30 40. Improving Accessibility at Kafr El Sheikh Museum
  • Egypt

    Mai Khaled Ebrahim Amer (Researcher / Helwan University)

41. Digital Tools and Outreach Activities : Issues and Challenges Faced by Smaller Museums in India
  • India

    Vismay Hasmukh Raval (Curator / Science Centre Surat)

42. The Role of University Museums in Improving Accessibility to Science and Technology Heritage
  • Korea

    ShinWon Ahn (Director / Hanyang University Museum)
    NaYoung Hwang (Curator / Hanyang University Museum)

43. Museum as Social Activator : With the Vulnerability-Oriented Museum Education Program in China as Example / Online
  • China

    Cheng Yanni (Research Fellow / Han Yanling Museum)


16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Discussion for Day 2
17:30 - 19:00 Exhibition tour and educational experience at the NAMOK
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner (hosted by ICOM-CIMUSET)

Day 3 (October 25)Mayfield Hotel Seoul

09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
Special Speech
09:30 ~ 10:00 44. Design for All / Online
  • Ireland

    Sinéad Burke (Founder & CEO / Tilting the Lens)

What Role Should Museums Play in Strengthening Accessibility?
10:00 ~ 11:05 45. The Open House: Making Museums Accessible and Inclusive Based on Transdisciplinary Practices
  • Denmark

    Jacob Thorek Jensen (Curator / Danish Museum of Science and Technology)

46. How Could Science Museums Tackle the Gender Issues, such as the Underrepresentation and Gendered Innovations?
  • Japan

    Kae Takarabe (Professor / Chubu University, Smithsonian Institution)

47. Enhancing Museums' Social Accessibility for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities in Egyptian Museums
  • Egypt

    Heba Alders (Curator / Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Aswan Museum)

48. Accessibility of Museums in South Africa during the Transition to Democracy / Online
  • South Africa

    Sidney N. Netshakhuma (Professor / University of Cape Town)


11:05 ~ 12:00 49. Science Museum and Favela Journalists collaboration to social inclusion: Lessons learned / Online
  • Brazil

    Rosicler Neves (Head, Center of Studies on Science Communication / Museu da Vida Fiocruz)
    Julianne Gouveia and Luis Victorino (Curator / Museu da Vida Fiocruz)

50. Museum Outreach and Museum Inreach: A Changing Relationship
  • Germany

    Tine Nowak (Curator / Exhibition Manager, Museum of Communication Frankfurt)

51. An Analysis of Museums' Role and Leadership in a Society: Investigation the Challenge Museums Face and Recommending Several Suggestions
  • Korea

    HyeJin Cho (Curator / Cheongju National Musuem)


12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch Break
Presentation (Special Guest)
13:00 ~ 14:00 52. On Acknowledging Communities through Curatorial Practices
  • Netherlands

    R. Charl Landvreugd (Head, Research and Curatorial Practice / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)

53. Queer Curatorship: Dis-Orienting the Museum
  • Australia

    Craig Middleton (Senior Curator / National Museum of Australia)


Presentation (Special Session : Korean Museums)
14:00 ~ 15:00 54. The Barrier-Free Diagnosis and Improvement Direction form the Museum Point of View - Regarding the Application of the National Aviation Museum of Korea's Barrier-Free
  • Korea

    ChungHee Lee (Manager / National Aviation Museum of Korea)

55. Vocational Education for People with Disabilities in Connection with Local Public Art Museums – Focusing on Seongbuk Museum of Art
  • Korea

    SeongEun An & GyeEun Choi (Curator / Seongbuk Museum of Art)

56. A Case Study on the Development of the Interactive Science Exhibition at the National Lighthouse Museum
  • Korea

    SongYi Kim (Senior Curator / National Lighthouse Museum)

57. Study on construction of digital archiving and suggestion of web-based platform for online and offline exhibition services of National Scientific Heritage
  • Korea

    YoungHoon Jo (Professor / Kongju National University)
    YoungHwan Kim (Researcher / Kongju National University)
    YongHyun Yun (Chief Curator / National Science Museum of Korea)
    YoungSoon Shin (Senior Curator / National Science Museum of Korea)
    KwangHoon Choi (CEO / RMsoft Co.,Ltd)


15:00 ~ 15:30 Plenary Discussion for Day 3
15:30 ~ 16:30 CIMUSET General Assembly
16:30 ~ 18:00 Move to the next venue
(NAMOK → National Palace Museum of Korea & National Folk Museum of Korea / National Museum of Korea)
18:00 ~ 21:30 Free Time (Individual Exhibition tour, etc)