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ICOM Canada E-Newsletter

ICOM Canada periodically publishes a digital e-newsletter containing a variety of topics and items relevant to and reflecting the work of the Canadian museum sector. The e-newsletter is generally published three times per year (March, July*, and November) though schedules are flexible.

*The summer 2019 e-newsletter will be released in August.

The e-newsletter is compiled and edited by the ICOM Canada Digital Content & Outreach Coordinator with guidance and assistance from members of the Executive Board.

News from the international body of ICOM is available in blog format here.

View previous individual e-newsletter posts in our News section.

Learn more about the e-newsletter publishing schedule and submission process by viewing our E-Newsletter Guidelines.

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ICOM Canada’s International Achievement Award

ICOM Canada’s International Achievement Award honours a Canadian museum professional or organization that has demonstrated and promoted excellence in Canadian museology on an international scale.

This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of knowledge and expertise towards the advancement and support of museology worldwide. The successful recipient is honoured at the ICOM Canada AGM. 

The 2020 recipient

Nathalie Bondil, C.M., C.Q., Ch.O.M., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Nathalie Bondil blazed new trails globalizing the platform and reputation of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

She is the recipient of ICOM Canada’s International Achievement Award, an award in partnership with the CMA. ICOM Canada is pleased to present the International Achievement Award to Nathalie Bondil. This award recognizes her unique contribution to museums and their important work, extending her leadership and vision from local impact to international museological practice.

The nomination for the award cited flagship examples of her work, including a unique protocol on autism spectrum disorders with FRAME partner museums in France and the United States that has been adapted and shared with other fine arts museums. Another, the Mission muséale Canada-France 2019, promotes education, inclusion and well-being in museums. And there’s the Art of Inclusion, a program begun with the Michaëlle Jean Foundation to include young Muslims in museum programming.

A full version of this news release is available on the Canadian Museums Association website.

ICOM Canada Award Eligibility

Do you know a museum professional who has made a mark on museology through international outreach?

ICOM Canada Award Eligibility

Do you know a museum professional who has made a mark on museology through international outreach?


To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be an ICOM member in good standing and must have worked in a Canadian institution. An ICOM member who is familiar with the nominee’s achievements must make the nomination.


June 4, 2021.


Each nominee must have excelled in at least one of the following:

  • Played a significant role in putting Canadian museums on the world stage.
  • Developed and supported international cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships.
  • Contributed to the expansion of links between Canadian and international museums.
  • Fostered and promoted Canadian museology internationally.

Nomination Instructions

Download and complete the Nomination Form and attach the following:

  • A letter of nomination signed by the nominator, max 2 pages.
  • An explanation that clearly states how the nominee meets the criteria, max 3 pages.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • Copies of any supporting material presenting the nominee’s international work.

Submit the completed nomination form and supporting material by email to



ICOM Canada Travel Bursary Program

As a way to help emergent museum professionals in building networks and lasting connections, ICOM Canada provides an annual Travel Bursary to support the participation of a graduate student or an emergent museum professional (with less than 5 years of work experience) to the annual ICOM conference or to any meeting of ICOM’s international committees. ICOM-Canada will provide up to $1500 to cover costs related to conference registration, travel, accommodation, and local transportation, as well as a per diem allowance for meals. It is expected that applicants will seek additional funding through their university or employer. One applicant will be selected each year. The bursary will be awarded by an adjudication committee formed by the board of ICOM Canada.


The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or resident;

  • A student enrolled in a graduate program in an accredited university (Canada or abroad) or an emergent museum professional with less than 5 years of work experience. We welcome applications from students in diverse disciplines addressing issues related to museology, including, but not limited to, intercultural
    museology, museums and the Web, information technologies, collections management, museum administration, intangible heritage.
  • Applicants may receive only one ICOM Canada Travel bursary.
  • Applications may be submitted in English or in French. All application materials should be completed in 12-point font with minimum 2.5 cm page margins.

For more information, please download the ICOM Travel Bursary information package PDF.

Travel Bursary Reports

2019 2018 2017 2016

International Committees

Canadians have always been very involved in the work of ICOM. Many sit on the boards of international committees or working groups.

This section will be updated soon with information about Canadians working on International Committees in 2020.


There are no open positions at this time.