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ICOM Canada Joins Cultural Diplomacy Research Project

This article was released in the ICOM Canada September 2019 e-newsletter on Cultural Diplomacy. See more articles from this issue here. Lynda Jessup (Queen’s University at Kingston) and Dr. Sascha Priewe (Royal Ontario Museum) ICOM Canada joins partners in Canada, US and Mexico for a new multi-partner research project to [...]

2019-09-01T15:35:22-04:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|

Senate report: Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage of Canada’s Foreign Policy

This article was released in the ICOM Canada September 2019 e-newsletter on Cultural Diplomacy. See more articles from this issue here. The “Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage of Canada’s Foreign Policy” report is the first parliamentary review of cultural diplomacy since the 1995 Canadian foreign policy review. This report, which views [...]

2019-09-08T23:13:27-04:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|

International Spotlight: An Interview with International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

This article was released in the ICOM Canada September 2019 e-newsletter on Cultural Diplomacy. See more articles from this issue here. Ben Fast (Alberta Museums Association; ICOM Canada) Each e-newsletter issue will feature an international spotlight, highlighting the work of an ICOM committee, international museum, partner organization, or other related [...]

2019-09-01T15:36:04-04:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|

Message from the Chair – September 2019

This message was released in the ICOM Canada September 2019 e-newsletter on Cultural Diplomacy. See more articles from this issue here. On behalf of the ICOM Canada Executive, I am excited to introduce our first issue of our new e-newsletter and tell you about ICOM Canada’s work in the area [...]

2019-09-01T15:36:57-04:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|

Building Connection through Universal Stories

This article was released in the ICOM Canada September 2019 e-newsletter on Cultural Diplomacy. See more articles from this issue here. C.W. Gross (Glenbow Museum) There has been a tremendous emphasis put on representing our differences in the recent political climate. As a museum educator I often worry that we place so [...]

2019-09-01T15:37:38-04:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|

Book Review: Cosmopolitan Ambassadors

This article was released in the ICOM Canada September 2019 e-newsletter on Cultural Diplomacy. See more articles from this issue here. Simge Erdogan (Queen’s University)  Cosmopolitan Ambassadors: International Exhibitions, Cultural Diplomacy and the Polycentral Museum by Lee Davidson and Leticia Pérez Castellanos   What is an international exhibition? How can museums work internationally [...]

2019-09-01T15:38:11-04:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|

From Decolonization to Indigenization: the Road to Equality

A version of this presentation was given September 2, 2019 by ICOM Canada Board member, Michèle Rivet, C.M. at the 25th ICOM General Assembly in Kyoto, Japan. Michèle's presentation was part of the "Decolonisation and Restitution: Moving towards a more holistic perspective and relational approach" panel (Session 1) moderated by [...]

2019-08-30T13:13:33-04:00August 25th, 2019|Events, Newsletters|

ICOM Canada Events at Kyoto 2019

Are you attending the International Council of Museums General Assembly in Kyoto in September 2019? Join ICOM Canada for two special events on September 2: ICOM Canada members are invited to attend the Americas Breakfast Roundtable at ICOM Kyoto 2019. Join colleagues from ICOM US and ICOM Latin America/Caribbean for [...]

2019-08-23T11:27:43-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Events|

ICOM Canada Proposal to Postpone Museum Definition Vote

On August 19, 2019, the ICOM Canada Board of Directors sent the following proposal to Ms. Suay Aksoy (President, ICOM) and Mr. Peter Keller (Director General, ICOM). The proposal echoes and supports other invitations to postpone the Extraordinary General Assembly, namely calls from the ICOM Europe Regional Alliance. RE: ICOM [...]

2019-08-21T11:10:03-04:00August 21st, 2019|Archives|