Current Meeting

The 2017 meeting will be held at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, October 8-10, on the topic What work for what object? Gestures, savoire-faire and body culture in museums of science and technology.

For more about the topic: Topic Description

Below is preliminary program. Following it is a list of hotels in the vicinity of the museum




Musée des arts et métiers, 8-10 October 2017

SUNDAY, 8 October, Meet at Musée des arts et métiers

13.00 Visit of the exhibition Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France and performance MOF en scène :
des mots et des mains with Didier Ruiz

Salle de conférence, Musée des arts et métiers
15.00 Welcome Address: Yves Winkin

From use to production
15:15 Tim Boon (Science Museum): From Histories of Use to Gestures of Making

16.00 Keynote One
Otto Sibum (Uppsala University): Gestural knowledge

17.30 Tea

18.00 Laura Ronzon (Leonardo da Vinci) and Francesco Clerici : A cinema evening. Handle with
care. The Story of an Object

20.00 Buffet Dinner in the Cafe des Techniques of the museum

MONDAY, 9 October
Salle de conférence, Musée des arts et métiers

9.00 Marta Ajmar (V&A museum) : « Encounters of the Shop Floor »

10.30 Coffee

11:00 Panel 1: Making visible the invisible technicians
Alexandra Rose and Jane Desborough (Science Museum) : London Science City : a gallery in the
Kristen Frederick-Frost (National Museum of American History) : Much ado about the dew of
death : the past and current work practices revealed by a collection of chemical agents
Hans Hooijmaijers (Museum Boerhaave) : Challenges towards a new museum

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13.30 News Update from all Museums

14.30 Artefacts news, website and publications

15.30 Coffee Break

16:00 Panel two : Technical gesture and learning practices
Arnaud Dubois (Musée des arts et métiers) : How to understand engineering sciences with the techniques
of the body: The case of the bridges collection of the Musée des Arts et Métiers explained by
circus acrobatics
Cathleen Lewis (National Air and Space Museum) : The Future of the Spacesuit Glove: Gestures,
Multinational Crews and Engineers
Artemis Yagou (Deutsches Museum) : Between Play and Work : developing professional skills and
attitudes through construction toys

17.30 Workshop : mini-MOF
Making and knowing technical gesture in the museum

19.30 Free. Dinner in Paris

TUESDAY, 10 October
Salle de conférence, Musée des arts et métiers

Body culture and intangible heritage
9.00 David Pantalony (Canada Science and Technology Museum) : The Surgical Touch: Exhibiting
Medicine Beyond the Historic Instruments.
Simona Casonato (Leonardo da Vinci) : « See the ionization with your mind ». Narrated gestures in
the contemporary particle physics : an experiment in intangible heritage study
Katherine Ott (National Museum of American History) : 19th-Century Stomach Pumps and the Art
of Moving Fluids
Lionel Dufaux (Musée des arts et métiers) : Ambulatory lecture

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Keynote Two
Klaus Staubermann (National Museums Scotland) : From Material Culture to Maker Culture - or
how can we can bring ‘things’ back to life

12.30 Concluding Address
Yves Winkin (Musée des arts et métiers) and Tim Boon (Science Museum)

13.00 End of conference


Liste d’Hôtels
(proches du Musée des arts et métiers, Cnam-Paris)

Hôtel du Plat d'Etain
69 rue Meslay
75003 Paris
tél : 01 42 78 04 04
fax : 01 42 74 51 58
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Hôtel Ibis
9 rue Léon Jouhaux
75010 Paris
tél : 01 42 40 40 50
fax : 01 42 40 11 12
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Hôtel Le Relais du Marais
76 rue de Turbigo
75003 Paris
tél : 01 42 72 78 88
fax : 01 40 27 93 69
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Hôtel de Roubaix
6 rue Greneta
75003 PARIS
Tél. : 01 42 72 89 91
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Hôtel Bellevue et du Chariot d’Or
39, rue de Turbigo
75003 PARIS
Tél. : 0148874560
Fax : 0148879504
Email :