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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|

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|

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|

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|