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Launch of a new book on museum management

THE ARTS AND ARTS MANAGEMENT – Leadership and Cultural Institutions What is involved in managing an arts institution, and how do we go about doing it today, in a world that has become increasingly complex and demanding? What constitutes the leadership one must be capable of providing within large cultural institutions? For several years now, leadership has been a subject of great interest in private enterprise, as well as in the educational milieu. Through this book, we hope to further contribute to the discussion of this matter and to inspire the practice of arts management. It offers a detailed analysis of the dynamics at work in arts organizations and exfamines the way in which their leaders have chosen to meet the challenges with which they are faced. This analysis is supported by the views of important leaders on the cultural scene who have been able to ensure the success of [...]

ICOM Costume Committee

ICOM Costume is pleased to announce that registration for its annual meeting is now open. The meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada, 8-13 September 2015 and the theme of the conference is "exhibitions and interpretation."  It is followed by a post conference tour to Montreal and Ottawa 14-17 September. Paper sessions will be held at iSchool of the University of Toronto, where we'll be the guests of the Museum Studies programme. Afternoons will be filled with visits to key museums in the city including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum and Toronto’s newest museum, the Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art. There is also a programme of related evening events. Registration is via the Aga Khan Museum website where you'll find details of registration fees, as well a link to the programme and the registration form. The meeting website, with suggestions for accommodation, details of the post [...]

Newsletter June 2017

Since ICOM Canada’s last Annual General Meeting in Halifax in 2016 at the Canadian Museum Association conference much has occurred. Among other activities, one of the most important was the hiring of a digital outreach and communications staff on contract. Her name is Katie Novak. Katie has been working at Fort Calgary in Alberta for more than five years, running their Education Department and also managing social media and marketing. Katie is very involved in her community, volunteering with with ‘Doors Open YYC’, ‘Beakerhead’, and several other community organizations. Katie loves connecting with the museum community across the country, and is very glad to be working with ICOM Canada coordinating social and digital media. We continue to host our Google Hangouts on Air, which are live interviews on Google Hangout, recorded and available on Youtube for viewing. This year we interviewed France Desmarais (formerly of McCord Museum in Montreal) of [...]

May 2016 Message from the President

Dear colleagues and friends, It is with great pleasure and honour that I write to you today as the newly elected President of ICOM Canada. I am following in the steps of remarkable individuals, and look forward to continuing their incredible work with my colleagues of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. I want to thank everyone who attended our AGM in Halifax, NS this past April, and those who took the time to send in their proxy vote for the Board elections. Engaging with the National Committee’s work is crucial and I am happy to report that the members elected George Jacob, from the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley, AB, to the ICOM Canada Board. Welcome George! We also presented ICOM Canada’s new Strategic Plan, which reinforces the Board’s commitment to you, our members, and to the international museum community Looking forward, we have set a goal to [...]

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