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Meet ICOM Canada’s Administrator and Social Media Coordinator

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 [...]

International Achievement Award 2022 Webinar with Dr Victoria Dickenson

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:

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 [...]

The Canadian Coalition for Cultural Heritage in Ukraine

Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on February 24th, 2022, cultural heritage –  monuments, sites, archives, objects, sacred spaces, and collected traditions – has been under threat, as collateral damage and resulting from deliberate targeting. In March 2022, eight of Canada’s leading heritage organizations came together to form the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Heritage in Ukraine. Check out the new website to find out more about the coalition, our partners, and our work streams.

Culture Under Fire: Protecting Ukrainian Heritage

April 28, 2022 | 1PM - 2:30PM EDT Panel discussion and live Q&A Join our virtual event and participate in a live discussion about the evolving crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion, the violations of human rights and continuous destruction of cultural heritage.  How is the international community joining efforts with Ukrainians to help protect sites, monuments and heritage collections? What can we all do in times of conflict to uphold our individual and collective rights? The interactive program will be held online via Zoom. It will include a Q&A session with those in attendance. ICOM Canada is proud to present this program in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, ICOMOS Canada and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. The program will be presented primarily in English with French simultaneous translation, English, French and Ukrainian captioning. If you require American Sign Language interpretation, please email or call [...]

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