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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 [...]

2019-08-21T11:10:03-05:00August 21st, 2019|Archives|

ICOM Canada Museum Definition Submission

The ICOM Canada national committee has proposed a revised museum definition as part of the ongoing ICOM Museum Definition project. The proposal definition includes modifications to the current definition: “A museum is a non-profit, permanent, dynamic and responsive institution in the service of a living planet. It is a [...]

2019-05-06T12:45:31-05:00May 6th, 2019|Archives|

Towards a Revised Museum Definition

The ICOM Executive Board has noticed a change in museums. "Over recent decades museums have radically transformed, adjusted and re-invented their principles, policies and practices, to the point where the ICOM museum definition no longer seems to reflect the challenges and manifold visions and responsibilities. ICOM has invited its [...]

2019-04-05T12:46:16-05:00April 5th, 2019|Archives|

Access in Museums in South Asia: Publication from the Commonwealth Association of Museums

The Commonwealth Association of Museums has released a new publication titled Access in Museums in South Asia: Learning from the Commonwealth Association of Museums' Regional Workshop 2016, in partnership with the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust. The report was published on Saturday, 3 December 2016, International Day of [...]

2019-01-31T15:50:50-05:00January 31st, 2019|Archives|

Launch of a new book on museum management

THE ARTS AND ARTS MANAGEMENT – Leadership and Cultural Institutions What is involved in managing an arts institution, and how do we go about doing it today, in a world that has become increasingly complex and demanding? What constitutes the leadership one must be capable of providing within large cultural [...]

2019-01-02T22:00:57-05:00December 2nd, 2018|Archives|