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Invitation to Athabasca University / ICOM Canada Open House – June 29

Athabasca University’s Heritage Resources Management Program is pleased to host an open house with ICOM Canada. Are you interested to learn about the latest approaches and developments in the field of museology? Do you aspire to be part of an international movement in museology? Do you want to gain a deeper insight into a community of museum professionals dedicated to the advancement of museum practices worldwide, through discussions, professional exchanges, and research? Please join us on June 29 from 3:00-4:30pm EDT / 1:00-2:30pm MDT and learn about ICOM Canada, the Canadian National Committee of the International Council of Museums. Registration for this event closes on June 24 at 4:30 p.m. MDT. The link to the event will be shared with registrants closer to the date. ICOM is the international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and [...]

Webinar – ICOM: Towards a new Museum Definition and a revision of the Code of Ethics

ICOM: Towards a new Museum Definition and a revision of the Code of Ethics Date: March 5, 2021 from 13.30 - 14.30 EDT Moderator: Marie Lalonde, ICOM-Canada President, Member of the MDPP2 (Standing Committee for the Museum definition, Prospect and Potentials).  Speakers: Alberto Garlandini, ICOM President.         Bruno Brulon Soares, ICOFOM (International Committee for Museology of ICOM) President; co-chair of the MDPP2. Presentation Description: On 7 September 2019 in Kyoto, ICOM decided that the vote on the new museum definition should be postponed in order to continue with the discussion furthermore. Before the Kyoto conference, ICOM-Canada had already accomplished comprehensive discussions and had proposed to members during the April 2019 AGA a new museum definition which was then adopted, subject to comments made after, comments which were incorporated. You can see the Canadian proposal submitted by ICOM Canada here. ICOM has now broadened the scope. Alberto Garlandini and Bruno [...]

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 [...]

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