The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organization of museums and professionals committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.
ICOM Canada is the voice of its members among the international museum community. The values shared by ICOM Canada members embrace the values of the International Council of Museums in its entirety.
- ICOM values human creativity and its contribution to understanding the past, shaping the present and mapping the future.
- ICOM believes heritage has a humanistic value.
- ICOM values global dialogue based on intellectual, cultural and social diversity.
- ICOM values transparent dialogue including cross-cultural understanding of human rights.
- ICOM recognizes museums’ responsibility to society through their engagement with public issues of social change.
As the National Committee for ICOM in Canada, ICOM Canada exists:
- To further the primary objectives of ICOM as the international body representing museums to the Canadian public
- To collaborate in the research, study and exchange of ideas in the field of museology with other organizations whose aims are similar to those of ICOM, and especially with UNESCO
- To encourage the participation of Canadian museums and of all Canadian museum professionals in the research, protection, conservation, interpretation and circulation of museum collections
- To act within Canada as an advisor on and a reference centre for international information that may be of interest to Canadian museums and the Canadian public
- To increase the awareness of the Canadian public about the existence of museums in Canada and to further the understanding of their role in culture and society
- To foster co-operation, mutual assistance and the exchange of information among its members
ICOM Canada 2019 Board
Ontario Museum Association
Dr. Elka Weinstein
Museum and Heritage Programs Advisor
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario
Provincial Art Gallery and Museums Divisions
St. John’s, NL
Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO-ODMAC)
Michèle Rivet, C.M., Ad.E.
Visiting Professor, Université de Sherbrooke – Faculté de droit
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Dr. Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo
Director & Associate Professor
Athabasca University- Heritage Resources Management Program
Dr. Sascha Priewe
Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Royal Ontario Museum
Karine Duhamel, Ph.D
Curator for Indigenous Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Head of Knowledge
Royal BC Museum
|We are very proud and thankful to be associated with the Canadian Museums Association.
The CMA provides ICOM Canada with very important support for our membership administration, the ICOM Canada Award, the AGM and the ICOM educational sessions.
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