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September 2019 E-Newsletter – Call for Content Submissions

The ICOM Canada Board invites submissions for ICOM Canada’s new e-newsletter. The e-newsletter, distributed three times each year, features news items and short highlight articles, longer feature articles, and photographs or other media relating to ICOM Canada, ICOM’s international committees,  and/or other related ICOM initiatives.  Long-form articles for this issue will explore the theme of Cultural Diplomacy: global engagement activities that create mutual understanding and trust between nations, organizations and peoples through the work of museums.  Submissions may explore how an activity advances global museology, shares and promotes Canadian museology, interfaces between the global and Canadian museum communities, and other interpretations of the theme.  Please review the ICOM Canada E-Newsletter Guidelines for Contributors to find word counts and formatting instructions. Submissions will be accepted in French or English and will be translated accordingly. Submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word document to icomcanada@gmail.com. Images should be .jpg or .png formats.  The submission deadline for this e-newsletter [...]

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 public place that welcomes all people, fosters cooperation, cross-cultural exchange and public understanding of human and environmental interdependence. The museum acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits arts and cultures, the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study, enjoyment and the promotion of social and climate justice.” ICOM Canada's proposal reflects discussions and research conducted by the ICOM Canada Executive Board and ICOM Canada member feedback received in April, 2019. The Board submitted the proposal in both French and English to ICOM Executive Board in Paris on May 2, 2019. View the full ICOM Canada [...]

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 members and other interested parties to take part in creating a new, more current definition. Members, committees, partners and other interested stakeholders have already contributed and continue to participate in the development of potential alternatives for the museum definition, with the goal of compiling changes and recommendations in time for the 25th ICOM General Conference, which will take place in Kyoto, 1-7 September 2019. The ICOM Canada executive Board is proposing a modification to the current ICOM definition of a museum. Please download the Proposed Definition of Museum Submitted by ICOM Canada below. Proposed Definition of Museum Submitted by ICOM Canada [...]

Notice of ICOM Canada 2019 AGM

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Hilton Toronto in Toronto. Download the AGM materials below: AGM 2019 Agenda Slate of Nominations to the Board Proxy Voting Form - Submit by April 15 Proposed Definition of Museum

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 Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Edited by Mrinalini Venkateswaran, Catherine C. Cole and Giles Tillotson, the publication is the outcome of a collaborative workshop on 'Access in Museums in South Asia' that was held in the City Palace in Jaipur in March 2016, which brought together a variety of museum and heritage professionals. The publication includes the 'Jaipur Declaration on Access to Museums' which was first issued at the end of the workshop, and practical advice and suggestions on how to become more inclusive as a museum professional and institution, and is intended as a resource to use as well as [...]

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