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Local or Global? The Future of Diaspora and Immigration Museums – Aga Khan Museum

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm Price: $10 Regular, $9 Friends, $7.50 Students and Seniors. Museum admission free. Click here to reserve tickets. Join us for the next installment of Global Conversations — a series of hybrid panel discussions with arts and culture leaders from around the world addressing the big questions and challenging global issues of the day. Diaspora communities speak to belonging across multiple generations and locations, encompassing a range of experiences from forced migration to skilled immigration. In the last three decades, these communities have been represented by a range of museums. Marking International Museum Day, this panel discussion explores how museums engage diaspora and immigrant communities and represent their stories, speaking to local and global issues and networks. This conversation brings together leaders from diaspora and immigration museums across North America to address the aims, approaches, and concerns of these institutions and their constituencies in the 21st century. [...]

Global Conversations: Museum Diplomacy in Changing Times – Aga Khan Museum

Date: March 8, 2023, 6:30 pm Price: $10 Regular, $9 Friends, $7.50 Students and Seniors. Click here to reserve tickets. Museum admission is free on Wednesday nights from 4–8 pm. Can't make it to the Museum? Watch live via Zoom. Click here to register. This International Women's Day, join Dr. Sarah Smith, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Art, Culture and Global Relations and Dr. Sascha Priewe, Director of Collections and Public Programs of the Aga Khan Museum, as they sit down with Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, CEO and Director of the Aga Khan Museum, Ngaire Blankenberg, Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, and Anne Elisabeth Thibault, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing cultural institutions at this moment. With significant changes in the world, from the impact of the global pandemic to ongoing conflicts and a call to respond better to local audiences, what does museum leadership [...]

Ni’isjoohl Memorial Pole Repatriation – An International Panel Discussion

FEBRUARY 22, 2023 | 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (PST) | BILL REID GALLERY 639 HORNBY STREET, VANCOUVER, BC CANADA Hlaa Hiyukwhl Gwildim-Goodaḿ Dim Dip Luu-diyaltkwhl Hli Haykwhl Ganiye’etguḿ - Preparing to Bring Our Ancestors Home “In Nisga’a culture, we believe that this pole is alive with the spirits of our ancestors. After nearly 100 years, we are finally able to bring our dear relative home to rest on Nisga’a lands. It means so much for us to have the Ni’isjoohl memorial pole returned to us, so that we can connect our family, nation, and our future generations with our living history” (Sim’oogit Ni’isjoohl, Earl Stephens) In-person RSVP: Panel Discussion Livestream (Zoom): Passcode: 044861 YOU ARE INVITED TO AN INTERNATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION ON NI’ISJOOHL MEMORIAL POLE The Nisga’a delegation, alongside staff from National Museums Scotland will participate in the first public panel discussion on the Ni’isjoohl Memorial Pole [...]

Live Webinar: A Look at ICOM Prague 2022

Thursday December 8th at 6:00 pm EST Watch a lively discussion about ICOM Prague 2022. The webinar was hosted by ICOM Canada's Elka Weinstein and Michele Rivet, and featured our bursary recipients: Heidi Weber and Sophie Zhou. Heidi Weber is a doctoral candidate at Université du Quebec a Montréal and Sophie Zhou is a graduate of Centennial College.

WEBINAR – A Revised ICOM Code of Ethics: A Discussion for Museums in Canada

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. PDT The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums sets minimum professional standards and encourages the recognition of values shared by the international museum community. The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums addresses diverse museum-related topics such as acquisition procedures, compliance with legislation, management of resources, security, returns and restitutions. The Code also advocates strong principles playing a key role in the fight against illicit traffic, for instance concerning due diligence and provenance. The live webinar will feature: Sally Yerkovich, President, ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics / ICOM-US Michele Rivet, Vice President, ICOM Canada, Vice-Chair, Canadian Museum for Human Rights Sarah Carr-Locke, Secretary, ICOM Canada, Director, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Curator of Contemporary Culture, Museum of Vancouver Click here to register for the event.

Repatriation in Three Acts: Webinar with Patricia Allan, Curator of World Cultures at Glasgow Museums

Wednesday, September 28th, 3pm - 4pm Repatriation in Three Acts: Patricia Allan, Curator of World Cultures at Glasgow Museums talks about her experiences in the repatriation of artifacts from Nigeria (Benin), India, South Dakota (Cheyenne River and Pine Ridge Nations), Saskatchewan (Lakota) and Scotland. Patricia Allan has been Curator of World Cultures since 2002. Her responsibilities cover non-European art and history, and include Africa, Oceania (Pacific regions), the Americas, the Caribbean, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Patricia graduated with an Honours degree in Biology from the University of Aberdeen, a Postgraduate Master’s degree in Archaeology and Anthropology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from The University of Sheffield. She has worked on archaeological sites throughout the world as an ethnobotanist, principally on the Southern Coast of Ecuador where she was field director and environmentalist for a multidisciplinary research project and museum. Patricia's research interests include international repatriation, indigenous cultures and [...]

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