Welcome to the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development web site. The Observatory aims to facilitate the promotion of Cultural Diversity in all aspects of Human Development – scientific, educational, social, environmental, economic and cultural – in the Pacific Asia region.

Projects 2008

International Conference on the Inclusive Museum

The International Conference on the Inclusive Museum was held at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands, 8-11 June 2008. Main Speakers included some of the leading thinkers in museum studies and leading practitioners, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

Presenters submitted written papers to the The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, a fully refereed academic Journal. Virtual participants also had the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants received a complimentary online subscription to the Journal when registration is finalised.

Public Lectures

Professor David Throsby

Madame Alissandra Cummins

Museums and Community Engagement

Intercultural Dialogue


The Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development is a project of the