2023 Taiwan Annual Conference

COMCOL annual conference 2023
24-27 October Taiwan
Living Collections,Living Communities
Contemporary Practices of Care in Collecting

On the occasion of COMCOL’s 13 annual conference we will join forces with the Chinese Association of Museums (CAM) and National Taiwan Museum in Taiwan in 2023. For this conference we will focus on contemporary practices of care in collecting (see the Call for Papers). In the wake of the adoption of the new museum definition at the ICOM General Conference in August 2022, we would like to explore how we can look at the new aspects that were added, emphasizing the social role of the museum, but also its involvement in and with diverse societies. The new definition is both a recognition of existing practices as well as opening new avenues. What does it mean for the act of collecting, but also for the ways collections are dealt with?

Conference Website

Please find here the website of the conference, on which you will find our up-to-date program as well as online material and a link to our live stream: https://www.comcol-taiwan.org/


The registration is open now. Conference Registration is free. Please complete this form to register for the conference. There will be areas that you may select how you are planning to participate (presenter, attendee, etc).

Please register here


The main conference location will be the National Central Library: No.20, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100201, Taiwan (R.O.C.). The conference will be onsite and accessible via live stream. The conference will not be offered in a hybrid model for presentations.

Program Overview

October 24:
16:00 – 17:30: Visit to the galleries of the National Palace Museum (only per registration)
18:00 – 20:30: Welcome Banquet (only per registration)

October 25
9:00 – 17:30: Full conference day at the National Central Library
18:30 -21:00: Opening Night and Reception at the National Taiwan museum (only per registration)

October 26
9:00 – 17:30: Full conference day at the National Central Library

October 27
Excursion day (only per registration)

Planning your trip to Taipei

Find below hotel suggestions. Found your ideal accomodation? In this document we provide you with discount codes and each hotel’s contact person to organise your booking.

Taipei Artist Village

Great location, public shared washrooms and shower, ideal for young professionals, rooms are limited, apply directly to their official website, 20-minute walking distance to conference venue, pricing average 30 Euros

Taipei Hotel North Gate, International Hotel Chain of Citizen: Great location near Taipei Station, newly opened, rooms are on the smaller side, 15-minutes waling distance from conference venue, pricing average 100 Euros

Leofoo Residences: Great location downtown, big rooms with a small kitchen available, 30 minutes walking distance from conference venue, pricing average 180 Euros

Mitsu Garden Hotel: Great location near metro, newly opened site with a large Japanese public bath house onsite, 30-minute walking distance from conference venue, pricing average 180 Euros

Hotel Metropolitan Premier Taipei (JR-East Hotel): Great location near the metro, newly opened and renovated from a Westin Hotel, 40-minute walking distance to conference venue, pricing average 200 Euros

More updates coming soon! We look forward to welcoming you in Taipei.