News – en2019-03-31T18:01:25-04:00


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 [...]

Newsletter March 2022

President’s Update March 2022 Dear Colleagues and Members of ICOM Canada, Much has happened over the past 3 months. In this newsletter I am reporting on the many things that ICOM Canada has completed and will undertake over the coming months. The most important thing for our members is the news that our next AGM will take place in June 2022. We will be sending out more information on social media and via email about the date and time of this important meeting shortly.   ICOM Canada’s Activities Four Strategic Planning workshops ICOM Canada conducted workshops around the Family Day weekend in February with both members and non-members in English and French to inform ICOM Canada’s strategic plan and build on a member survey. ICOM Canada will use the rich discussions and valuable feedback of our members to finalize the strategic plan which will be presented to membership at the [...]

ICOM Canada statement about the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

ICOM Canada strongly condemns the war against Ukraine, the loss of life, the refugee crisis, and the hardships imposed on the Ukrainian people. ICOM Canada also condemns the destruction and endangerment of cultural heritage and museums in Ukraine. ICOM Canada stands in solidarity with Ukraine in defence of its sovereignty and independence. ICOM Canada remains committed to preserving and supporting Ukrainian culture and identity within Canada and the world. We support the statement issued by ICOM on the war in Ukraine:

President’s Update January 2022

Dear Colleagues and Members of ICOM Canada, On behalf of ICOM Canada I am hopeful that 2022 will be a better year than 2021, both for ICOM and for the world.  Much has happened during the past two years, and I am happy to report on some business that ICOM Canada has completed and will undertake over the next year or so.   In 2022 ICOM Canada plans to hold consultation sessions with members on our new Strategic Plan, and we are proceeding with a much-needed update of our Bylaws. We are also looking forward to meeting with old and new colleagues at ICOM Prague at the end of August.   Starting in January 2022, as part of ICOM Canada’s effort to be as inclusive as possible, we will offer complimentary membership to anyone who identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). ICOM Canada feels that our organization should be building [...]

Load More Posts