Events and publications


Symposium, February 2016, Wellington, NZ

A one-day symposium on International museum exhibitions and intercultural dialogue was held at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, on 2 February 2016. It was attended by over 50 representatives from Te Papa, VUW, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Museums Aotearoa, and elsewhere in the museum and cultural sector throughout New Zealand and Australia. Presentations and panel discussions focused on the links between museums, exhibition exchange, cultural diplomacy and intercultural dialogue. For the full programme click here.

Themed Conference Session, June 2016, Montréal, Canada

I chaired a session titled Reflecting on the mobile contact zone: Cultural diplomacy, touring exhibitions and intercultural heritage experiences, at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Third Biannual Conference, Montréal, Canada, 7-10th June, 2016. My co-researchers and I will be presenting papers. Click here for the session abstract.


Davidson, L. (2016) ‘Border crossings and cross-cultural encounters in the touring exhibition: An Aotearoa New Zealand – Mexico exchange’, In Eveline Dürr & Philipp Schorch (Eds) Transpacific Americas: Encounters and Engagements between the Americas and the South Pacific. Routledge. pp. 64-86.

Davidson, L. & L. Pérez Castellanos (2015) ‘Los Aztecas en Oceanía. Una investigación sobre encuentros interculturales en exposiciones internacionales.’ Intervención, Revista Internacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museología [Journal of La Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, México], Número 12, julio-diciembre, 2015, pp. 25-38. pdf.

Meads, A. (2015) Aztecs at Our Place: Meaning-making in an international touring exhibition. Thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Museum and Heritage Studies. pdf.

Gagné N. & M. Roustan (2014) ‘Accompagner les taonga à travers le monde: Une exposition māori à Paris et à Québec’, Anthropologie et Sociétés, 38 (3): 79-93.

Davidson, L., & Crenn, G. (2014). Intercultural dialogue and the touring exhibition: A case study of a Māori exhibition in the Northern Hemisphere. In H. Crescini & O. Vileikis (Eds.), Understanding Each Other’s Heritage – Challenges for Heritage Communication in a Globalized World (pp. 102-122). Cottbus, Germany: Brandenburg University of Technology.

Conference papers

Davidson, L. & L. Pérez (2014) ‘Aztecs in Oceania: Researching cross-cultural encounters in an international travelling exhibition’, Education and Communication in Museums and Heritage Sites: 8th Annual Seminar of Latin American Museology (Mexico City: October 2014).

Davidson, L (2014) ‘Aztecs in Australasia: International exhibitions, museum practice and intercultural understanding’, Involving New Museums, New Partners and New Incentives in Exhibition Making and Exchange, International Council of Museums Committee for Exhibition & Exchange Conference (Helsinki: September 2014).

Davidson, L. (2014) ‘Border crossings and cross-cultural encounters in the touring exhibition’, Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference (Canberra: Dec 2014).