Theory & Practice Call for Submissions Spring 2018

Theory and Practice: The NEMPN Online Journal 

Call for Papers: Theory and Practice: The Emerging Museum Professionals Journal is accepting submissions for its first issue, entitled, “Museum Futures: Technology, Culture, and Politics in the Shifting Paradigm”

Abstract Submission deadline:  Please stay tuned for our next Call for Papers for Theory and Practice. In the meantime, please read through our First Edition of Theory and Practice, available at The Museum Scholar. 

The future of museums is constantly in question, yet the shifting paradigms of museums throughout history have shown that museums are, in fact, adaptable. But, what does the museum of the future look like? How are current politics affecting the responsibilities of the museum? How does technology fit in? And how will culture change?

This issue seeks to answer these questions by exploring the transdisciplinary theories involved in the museum, as well as what we learn from practicing them. Through both positive and critical lenses, the journal will extract the key issues and findings that make the museum a unique space within the current social and political environment, and how that may or may not change in the future.

Submission Guidelines:

 Abstracts can be submitted at any time, and will be approved on a rolling basis. Your abstract should be no more than 150 words in length, and your submission should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Title
  • Keywords (up to 5)
  • Proposal Type (research papers, forum articles, presentation, exhibition review, book review, other)

Submission of research papers, forum articles, presentations, exhibition reviews, and book reviews are welcome. MLA, APA, and Chicago formats are all welcome as we realize the inherent transdisciplinarity of the museum field.

Abstract Submissions should be emailed as a PDF or Word Doc directly to by the submission deadline for peer-review, or online by clicking here.

For more information, please contact issue editor, Kelsey Picken, at


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