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ICOM Canada 2020 Board

Meet the 2020 ICOM Canada Board of Directors! Get to know the members of the ICOM Canada Board by reading their bios and short interviews below. Additional Board bios and images will be added throughout the summer. Leah Best (BC) Head of Knowledge, Royal British Columbia Museum ICOM Canada Director [...]

2020-09-18T11:59:13-04:00July 20th, 2020|Archives|

ICOM Canada launches Digital Disaster Preparedness Review Project

Project participants Project Lead: Ben Fast, Digital Content & Outreach Coordinator, ICOM Canada Project Sponsor: Dr. Elka Weinstein, Vice President, ICOM Canada If you have any questions or wish to contribute to this project, please continue reading below and/or email icomcanada@gmail.com. Project Background With Canadian museum closures caused by COVID-19, [...]

2020-06-04T16:26:20-04:00June 4th, 2020|Newsletters|

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|

Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice: Designing change together

This article was released in the April 2020 ICOM Canada e-newsletter on Sustainable Development. See more articles from this issue here. Dr. Viviane Gosselin (Museum of Vancouver) and Dr. Robert R. Janes (Editor-in-Chief, Museum Management and Curatorship) Museums are key intellectual and civic resources where substantive issues can be aired, [...]

2020-09-16T14:19:44-04:00April 1st, 2020|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|