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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, a weekend or an entire week. Last year, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories. As the museum community - and the communities we serve and live within - are impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, this year's IMD is going digital! ICOM and ICOM Canada invite Canadian museums to join the international museum community to host online activities around May 18 and celebrate with us. See below for information about this year's theme, ways you can participate, resources for your work, and much more! This year's IMD theme is "Museums for Equality: [...]

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 the rescheduled meeting will be available soon. ICOM Canada does, however, wish to move forward with the call for nominations in preparation for our AGM and next year of business. We are actively seeking members to serve on the ICOM Canada Board of Directors to further the Board’s mission, mandate, and strategic priorities. These include advancing the primary aims and objectives of ICOM, increasing public awareness of Canadian museums and cultural heritage institutions within Canada and to the international museum and cultural heritage community, and making ICOM Canada more vital in the professional life of its members. If this opportunity [...]

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Museums

The Canadian museum sector has been significantly impacted by the global rise of novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic. Most Canadian museums are now closed and located in communities where increasingly serious social/physical distancing and isolation/quarantine measures are required. In these uncertain times, ICOM, the Canadian Museums Association, and the provincial and territorial museums associations are sharing valuable resources and communications in response to COVID-19. ICOM Canada has compiled links to those associations' resource pages where available, which can be accessed below. If you have resources you want to share or wish to let ICOM Canada know about how your museum is responding to this challenge, please email us at icomcanada@gmail.com. Le secteur canadien des musées a été considérablement touché par l'essor mondial du nouveau coronavirus et la pandémie de COVID-19 qui en résulte. La plupart des musées canadiens sont maintenant fermés et situés dans des collectivités où des [...]

Notice of ICOM Canada 2020 AGM

Due to the ongoing impact of the global novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, the ICOM Canada Annual General Meeting will be held virtually. The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Montreal as part of the Canadian Museums Association annual conference. The 2020 Annual General Meeting will now take place at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The meeting will take place using the Zoom conferencing platform. The 2020 AGM is open to all current members in good standing. Please register using the link below and when your membership is confirmed you will receive the meeting link by email. Register here for the 2020 AGM Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 6. If you wish to become a member please visit this page, and if you have questions about your membership, please email icomcanada@gmail.com. AGM Documents: AGM 2020 Announcement Letter [...]

ICOFOM Annual Symposium Call for Papers – Montreal-Ottawa 2020

ICOM Canada is pleased to share the Call for Papers for the 43rd Annual ICOFOM Symposium. The Symposium was scheduled to be held in Montreal and Ottawa from September 28 - October 2, 2020, however this has been postponed. The call for papers (below) will continue with an extended date of May 31. The conference will now take place March 15-21, 2021. The theme for the Symposium is "The decolonization of museology: museums, mixing and myths of origin." Please click here for the full ICOFOM Symposium Call for Papers document. Proposals must be submitted by May 31, 2020 (the call for submissions was extended from the original March 31 deadline). The proposals will have to integrate one of the proposed axes of analysis. They should follow the formatting rules of ICOFOM and be written in one of the three languages of ICOM (English, French, Spanish). ICOFOM is the ICOM International [...]

From Decolonization to Indigenization: the Road to Equality

A version of this presentation was given September 2, 2019 by ICOM Canada Board member, Michèle Rivet, C.M. at the 25th ICOM General Assembly in Kyoto, Japan. Michèle's presentation was part of the "Decolonisation and Restitution: Moving towards a more holistic perspective and relational approach" panel (Session 1) moderated by Afşin Altayli (ICOM Secretariat) and Tonya Nelson (Chair, ICOM UK). The presentation spanned two rounds of talks. From Decolonization to Indigenization: The Road to Equality I would like to thank my ICOM Canada colleagues for their contributions, and to Marie Lalonde, Board chair, and the others attending here today. ICOM’s potential contribution to the process of decolonizing museums and museology lies in formal and informal exchanges and collaborations between Canadian Members, within International Committees, and with ICOM members from countries that are, like Canada, in the process of decolonizing their museums. In 2016, Indigenous peoples in Canada constituted over 1.6 [...]

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