ICOM: Towards a new Museum Definition and a revision of the Code of Ethics
Date: March 5, 2021 from 13.30 – 14.30 EDT
- Marie Lalonde, ICOM-Canada President, Member of the MDPP2 (Standing Committee for the Museum definition, Prospect and Potentials).
- Alberto Garlandini, ICOM President.
- Bruno Brulon Soares, ICOFOM (International Committee for Museology of ICOM) President; co-chair of the MDPP2.
On 7 September 2019 in Kyoto, ICOM decided that the vote on the new museum definition should be postponed in order to continue with the discussion furthermore. Before the Kyoto conference, ICOM-Canada had already accomplished comprehensive discussions and had proposed to members during the April 2019 AGA a new museum definition which was then adopted, subject to comments made after, comments which were incorporated. You can see the Canadian proposal submitted by ICOM Canada here.
ICOM has now broadened the scope. Alberto Garlandini and Bruno Brulon Soares will give a brief overview of the processes “that will shape the museum of the future” with the the different steps for the revision of the Museum definition and an overview of the revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics.
To learn more about this process, please visit the ICOM blog.
View the webinar recording here:
Alberto Garlandini is President of ICOM and former Chair of ICOM Italy. He is President of the Scientific Committee of Trento’s Museo delle Scienze, President of the Abbonamento Musei Association of Aosta Valley, Lombardy and Piedmont, member of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Palazzo Ducale in Mantua (2015-2020) and of the Scientific Committee of Brescia Musei Foundation. He was a speaker at the UNESCO High Level Forum on Museums, Shenzhen, China and at the High-Level Panel on the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO 1970 Convention. He delivers lectures at universities and international conferences and has been widely published in Italian, English, French and Spanish.