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 [...]
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Meet the 2020 ICOM Canada Board of Directors! Get to know the members of the ICOM Canada Board by reading their bios and short interviews below. Additional Board bios and images will be added throughout the summer. Leah Best (BC) Head of Knowledge, Royal British Columbia Museum ICOM Canada Director (2019-2020), Secretary (2020) Image: Royal BC Museum Leah coordinates the research program at the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM) and manages a curatorial team of 8 historians and scientists. Her recent projects include the curatorial coordination of the museum’s upcoming exhibition, Orcas: Our Shared Future, acting as curatorial liaison in Guatemala for last summer’s exhibition, Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises, and the co-curation of the exhibition, Broken Promises: The Dispossession of Japanese Canadians with the Nikkei National Museum. Her background includes a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Toronto and several positions as curator and [...]
Project participants Project Lead: Ben Fast, Digital Content & Outreach Coordinator, ICOM Canada Project Sponsor: Dr. Elka Weinstein, Vice President, ICOM Canada If you have any questions or wish to contribute to this project, please continue reading below and/or email email@example.com. Project Background With Canadian museum closures caused by COVID-19, museums have had to adapt to long-term digital work environments with little notice. This digital work includes turning primary services to digital offerings, providing increased digital access to collections, managing remote staff, and more. While many museums have embraced this challenge with creativity and innovation, many also quickly laid off non-digital employees, suffered from a lack of digital or staff capacity in adapting to remote work or providing digital services, or were significantly impacted by revenue loss that could impact future digital capacity building initiatives. Could museums have transitioned more easily to digital work environments, offering digital services and experiences [...]
The ICOM Canada Board is getting into ICOM's International Museum Day activities from home this year. From colouring our own versions of the IMD 2020 poster to visiting museums virtually and reflecting on digital inclusion, see how board members are joining the celebrations below. This post will be updated regularly in the days leading up to May 18 and International Museum Day. Learn more about how you can join the IMD 2020 celebrations here. Dr. Karine Duhamel How is your museum supporting diversity and inclusion (digitally or otherwise)? During the pandemic, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights continues to work to create high-quality digital stories that will enable people to connect to human rights awareness and education remotely. Timely stories such as Us vs. Them: The process of othering draw our attention to the dangers of exclusion and hate during challenging times. What encouragement do you have for museums and [...]
Co-editors: Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo, PhD, Associate Professor / Director, Heritage Resources Management Program, Athabasca University, firstname.lastname@example.org. Caitlin Southwick, PD, Founder / Executive Director, Ki Culture, Sustainability in Conservation, email@example.com. What is sustainability in cultural heritage? Most people would probably agree that we, as human beings, must learn to live more sustainably. Yet figuring out just what this means and how to make such a transition is not a simple task. With the goal of contributing to a shared understanding of what it means to live sustainably and how the field is approaching the issue, we are planning a collection of essays devoted to perspectives on sustainability in the field of cultural heritage conservation. Cultural heritage is the material expression of what it means to be human—to be creatures endowed with the power not only to remember the past but also to imagine the future. Yet the cultural heritage sector, [...]