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City Museums: Reflections on a Missing Definition

ICOM Canada wishes to share with our members an article on City Museums by Francesca Lanz, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano. The article reflects on city museum concepts and definitions that might be useful in an operative way. The article was originally published in the September [...]

2020-01-20T13:58:05-05:00January 13th, 2020|Newsletters|

ICOM 2025 General Assembly Call

ICOM Canada would like to bring to members’ attention the imminent call from ICOM for a host city for the ICOM 2025 Triennial. For those interested, until the release of the 2025 bidding manual, we direct them to consider and prepare using the 2022 ICOM Triennial bidding manual at the [...]

2020-01-20T13:57:11-05:00January 13th, 2020|Archives, Newsletters|

ICOM Canada Travel Bursary Report

Sophie Yamauchi From September 1-7, 2019, nearly 5,000 museum professionals, scholars, and cultural advocates gathered in Kyoto, Japan, for ICOM’s 25th General Conference. Because of ICOM-Canada’s Travel Bursary for Emerging Museum Professionals, Queen’s graduate-student, Sophie Yamauchi (Vancouver), was able to join her international colleagues in Kyoto to partake in fascinating conversations and gain [...]

2020-01-20T13:57:25-05:00January 13th, 2020|Newsletters|

Decolonisation and Restitution – moving towards a more holistic perspective and relational approach

Michèle Rivet The first afternoon of the ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference featured a panel on Decolonisation and Restitution. The panel was held in the main hall, with translation in English, French, Spanish, and German. Representatives of 10 ICOM national committees presented on the panel, including Canada. Michèle Rivet, Vice-President [...]

2020-01-20T13:58:48-05:00January 12th, 2020|Newsletters|

ICOM Canada and the Museum Definition

Marie Lalonde This year, the ICOM held its triennial conference in Kyoto, Japan from September 1 to 7, welcoming 4,500 delegates from 119 national and 30 international committees including ICOM Canada and its members. This resulted in the highest triennial attendance on record.  Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of [...]

2020-01-20T13:59:00-05:00January 12th, 2020|Newsletters|

The Museum Definition – The Backbone of ICOM

Michèle Rivet The Museum Definition discussion was constant at the ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference, in the corridors, at the coffee breaks, everywhere. Released by ICOM in July, the proposed definition immediate sparked a petition from ICOM-Europe requesting a postponement on the vote to approve the definition. ICOM-Canada, in an [...]

2020-01-20T13:59:21-05:00January 12th, 2020|Newsletters|

Message from the Chair – January 2020

Dear ICOM Canada members, This past year was a very productive and successful one for ICOM Canada and its members. Of particularly interest to all of us this year was the ICOM discussion on the proposed new museum definition, with ICOM Canada playing an important role, engaging members and working [...]

2020-01-20T13:59:49-05:00January 12th, 2020|Newsletters|

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 [...]

2019-09-01T15:35:22-05:00September 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 [...]

2019-09-08T23:13:27-05:00September 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 [...]

2019-09-01T15:36:04-05:00September 1st, 2019|Newsletters|