Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. PDT The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums sets minimum professional standards and encourages the recognition of values shared by the international museum community. The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums addresses diverse museum-related topics such as acquisition procedures, compliance with legislation, management of resources, security, returns and restitutions. The Code also advocates strong principles playing a key role in the fight against illicit traffic, for instance concerning due diligence and provenance. The live webinar will feature: Sally Yerkovich, President, ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics / ICOM-US Michele Rivet, Vice President, ICOM Canada, Vice-Chair, Canadian Museum for Human Rights Sarah Carr-Locke, Secretary, ICOM Canada, Director, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Curator of Contemporary Culture, Museum of Vancouver Click here to register for the event.
Repatriation in Three Acts: Webinar with Patricia Allan, Curator of World Cultures at Glasgow Museums
Wednesday, September 28th, 3pm - 4pm Repatriation in Three Acts: Patricia Allan, Curator of World Cultures at Glasgow Museums talks about her experiences in the repatriation of artifacts from Nigeria (Benin), India, South Dakota (Cheyenne River and Pine Ridge Nations), Saskatchewan (Lakota) and Scotland. Patricia Allan has been Curator of World Cultures since 2002. Her responsibilities cover non-European art and history, and include Africa, Oceania (Pacific regions), the Americas, the Caribbean, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Patricia graduated with an Honours degree in Biology from the University of Aberdeen, a Postgraduate Master’s degree in Archaeology and Anthropology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from The University of Sheffield. She has worked on archaeological sites throughout the world as an ethnobotanist, principally on the Southern Coast of Ecuador where she was field director and environmentalist for a multidisciplinary research project and museum. Patricia's research interests include international repatriation, indigenous cultures and [...]
Wednesday September 28, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p. m. EDT In accordance with section 10.1 of its By-Law, ICOM-Canada will hold the annual GeneralMember’s Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually All members are invited to attend. See attached documents: Strategic Plan - EN Proxy Form 2022 - EN Financial Statements
Find out more about ICOM Canada's Administrator and Social Media/Web Coordinator, who help support ICOM Canada's work through its administration and web presence. Sarah Khan - Administrator Sarah was born in Toronto, and raised in Mississauga. She has recently graduated with honours, from the Special Event Management program (2021) at George Brown College. During her time in school she completed a virtual, international internship with Visual Studio (2021) in Singapore, specialising in events and marketing. Since graduating, she’s volunteered as an Event Coordinator for the Toronto Railway Museum, where she assisted with creating and executing the museum’s Online Lecture Series (2021-2022). She is currently working as the Salon and Event Coordinator for worldSALON (2019-2022), where she has collaborated on events with MomsTO and Build the Park, as well as launch events for the salon. She’s also an Administrator for ICOM Canada, supporting the organisation in various avenues, including [...]
ICOM Canada is delighted to present the 2022 International Achievement Award to Dr Victoria Dickenson. We hosted a Zoom webinar on 22 June 2022, to present this award to her and discuss her work on the Gwillim Project, museology, and much more. Watch the event recording here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHh3x05yCg
Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe Dress Fiasco Inspired the Top Museum Organization to Set Up a Clothing Preservation Committee | Artnet News
Preservationists posted photos on social media that appeared to show damage to the iconic dress, with missing crystals and stretched fabric, compared to a photograph taken before Kardashian wore it. Sarah Cascone, June 17, 2022 Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson attended the 2022 Met Gala. She controversially wore Marilyn Monroe's “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress—the most expensive dress ever sold at auction. Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan. The fallout over Kim Kardashian’s decision to wear a historic Marilyn Monroe dress to this year’s Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has been so intense that the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is launching a new clothing preservation committee in response to the controversy. “The media frenzy following the Met Gala highlighted the fragility of textile and clothing heritage in the face of the responsibility of museums in charge of this type of collection,” said Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset, chair [...]