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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 [...]

ICOM Canada Events at Kyoto 2019

Are you attending the International Council of Museums General Assembly in Kyoto in September 2019? Join ICOM Canada for two special events on September 2: ICOM Canada members are invited to attend the Americas Breakfast Roundtable at ICOM Kyoto 2019. Join colleagues from ICOM US and ICOM Latin America/Caribbean for a discussion on ICOM activities and opportunities for working together throughout the Americas. 7:30-8:30 at the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto Near Kyoto International Conference Centre Iwakura Hataedachō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, 606-8505, Japan ICOM Canada members are also invited to attend ICOM Canada Board member Michèle Rivet's presentation as part of the "Decolonization and Restitution - Moving towards a more holistic perspective and relational approach" panel. Michèle is presenting in Session 1 from 14:30-16:00. Please RSVP for either of these events by August 29 by sending your name, title, affiliation, international committee (if applicable), email address, and (international) phone number to:

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

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