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ICOM Canada Board and International Museum Day

The ICOM Canada Board is getting into ICOM's International Museum Day activities from home this year. From colouring our own versions of the IMD 2020 poster to visiting museums virtually and reflecting on digital inclusion, see how board members are joining the celebrations below. This post will be updated regularly [...]

2020-05-15T11:04:33-04:00May 10th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Call for Abstracts – Perspectives on Sustainability in Cultural Heritage Conservation

Co-editors: Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo, PhD, Associate Professor / Director, Heritage Resources Management Program, Athabasca University, inanloo@athabascau.ca. Caitlin Southwick, PD, Founder / Executive Director, Ki Culture, Sustainability in Conservation, info@kiculture.com.   What is sustainability in cultural heritage? Most people would probably agree that we, as human beings, must learn to live [...]

2020-05-06T21:57:02-04:00May 6th, 2020|Newsletters|

International Museum Day 2020

Each year since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day, a unique celebration of museums for the international museum community. Organised on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day (IMD)  can last a day, [...]

2020-04-30T14:56:14-04:00April 25th, 2020|Events|

2020 Call for Nominations to the ICOM Canada Board

Additional information about the 2020 AGM can be found here.   Dear Members, As the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, ICOM Canada has made the decision to postpone our Annual General Meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Information about [...]

2020-04-12T14:18:57-04:00April 12th, 2020|Events, Newsletters|

Sustainability in Conservation

This article was released in the ICOM Canada April 2020 e-newsletter on Sustainable Development. See more articles from this issue here. Amy Kowalchuk (Technical Assistant, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology / Historical Resources Intern, Athabasca University) Sustainability in Conservation (SiC) is an international non-governmental organization that strives to research and [...]

2020-04-01T02:04:25-04:00April 1st, 2020|Newsletters|

Sustainable Transportation in Canadian Museums

This article was released in the ICOM Canada April 2020 e-newsletter on Sustainable Development. See more articles from this issue here. ICOM Canada asked museum professionals from across Canada to share what they are doing to make travel and transport more sustainable. Check out the answers below from Peter Ord [...]

2020-04-01T02:03:34-04:00March 29th, 2020|Newsletters|

Carbon Literacy Program at Manchester Museum

This article was released in the ICOM Canada April 2020 e-newsletter on Sustainable Development. See more articles from this issue here. Lynsey Jones (Museum Development North West (UK)) Museum Development North West (MDNW) is based in Manchester and funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to support 150 Accredited museums in [...]

2020-04-01T02:04:02-04:00March 29th, 2020|Newsletters|

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Museums

The Canadian museum sector has been significantly impacted by the global rise of novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic. Most Canadian museums are now closed and located in communities where increasingly serious social/physical distancing and isolation/quarantine measures are required. In these uncertain times, ICOM, the Canadian Museums Association, and [...]

2020-03-29T16:36:09-04:00March 26th, 2020|Events|

Notice of ICOM Canada 2020 AGM

Due to the ongoing impact of the global novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, the ICOM Canada Annual General Meeting will be rescheduled. The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Montreal as part of the Canadian Museums Association annual conference. ICOM Canada will share information about the [...]

2020-04-12T14:07:52-04:00March 1st, 2020|Events|