• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
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International Panorama Conferences

The yearly International Panorama Conferences are intense encounters, connecting the past, present and future of the panorama phenomenon worldwide. The conferences are the meeting place of IPC members: architects, artists, collectors, conservators, curators, historians and art historians, librarians, museum directors and staff, 360° photographers, researchers, scientists, spatial designers, and virtual and augmented reality specialists.

27th International Panorama Council Conference
September 19th – 21st, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

Hosted by the Panorama 1453 History Museum
With Support from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

The International Panorama Council formally invites you to join its 27th International Panorama Council Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Hosted by the Panorama 1453 History Museum, the conference will take place September 19 – 21, 2018 at Greenpark Hotel Taksim with a post-conference tour of significant heritage sites in Istanbul on September 22, 2018 and an optional 5th day trip to the Panorama 1326 Museum in Bursa. Sponsorship is provided by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality CO.

The theme of this year’s conference is Memory and the Panorama and paper presentations will seek to unearth the presence of memory and historical truth in the context of the panorama. Program highlights will include guided tours of the Panorama 1453 History Museum, Miniatürk, and the Topkapi Turkish World as well as significant heritage sites such as the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar, which help place media art cultural heritage re-presentations of Istanbul into context. The optional 5th day trip to Bursa will take participants to the newly opened Panorama 1326 Museum.

For questions concerning the conference, please contact the Secretary General: secretary@panoramacouncil.org.

Conference Registration Fee
• Standard registration (non-IPC member): Euro 280
• Enrolled IPC member: Euro 240
• Student: Euro 200
• Speaker, delivering a conference paper: Euro 200
• Post-conference tour: No charge. Compliments of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality CO.
• Optional 5th day trip to Panorama 1326 Museum in Bursa: Euro 100 (minimum 15 people)

Registration and Payment
The conference registration fee covers attendance to all conference sessions, conference attendee pack (program, badge, flyers, etc.), lunches, and coffee/tea breaks as well as conference-related dinners, museum visits and guided tours from September 19 – 22, 2018. The 5th day trip to Panorama 1326 Museum in Bursa will move forward as planned if there is sufficient participation (15 minimum). Please note that there is no reduction in fees for partial attendance. For participants seeking scholarships based on need, please contact the Secretary General to determine eligibility. IPC encourages early registration. Registration deadline: August 30, 2018.

Click here to register for the conference.

Hotel Accommodation
The official hotel for the 27th IPC Conference is the Greenpark Hotel Taksim (www.thegreenparktaksim.com), where our conference will primarily take place. IPC Conference attendees will receive a discounted rate of 70€ per night, including breakfast. It is recommended that you make your reservation by telephone (+90-444-7275, +90-212-238-05 05). At this time, be sure to alert the reservation desk that you are an IPC guest in order to receive the discounted rate. We suggest you make your reservation early, as rooms are likely to sell out.

Alternatively, participants are encouraged to stay at nearby hotels such as Point Hotel Taksim (www.pointhotel.com/point-hotel-taksim.aspx) and Golden Age Hotel Istanbul (www.goldenagehotel.com/golden-age-istanbul/).

Cancellation policy
With your registration, you commit yourself to the payment of the conference registration fee.
 Cancellation before August 19, 2018 is possible without any charge. No refund is granted in case of cancellation after August 19, 2018.

Conference Organizing Committee
Seth Thompson (Chair), American University of Sharjah, UAE
Ruby Carlson, The Velaslavasay Panorama, USA
Salih Doğan, Panorama 1453 History Museum, Turkey
Dominique Hanson, Musée Royale de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, Belgium
Sara Velas, The Velaslavasay Panorama, USA

Conference Scientific Committee
Blagovesta Momchedjikova (Chair), New York University, USA
Molly Briggs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Salih Doğan, Panorama 1453 History Museum, Turkey
Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Please note that conference participants are requested to organize their journey from home to Istanbul and back, airport transfers, as well as their accommodation individually. Participants are responsible for their usual insurance coverage (health, travel, legal liability).