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ICOM Canada Board and International Museum Day

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 [...]

2020-05-15T11:04:33-04:00May 10th, 2020|Uncategorised|

International Museum Day 2020

Each year since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day, a unique celebration of museums for the international museum community. Organised on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day (IMD)  can last a day, [...]

2020-04-30T14:56:14-04:00April 25th, 2020|Events|

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Museums

The Canadian museum sector has been significantly impacted by the global rise of novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic. Most Canadian museums are now closed and located in communities where increasingly serious social/physical distancing and isolation/quarantine measures are required. In these uncertain times, ICOM, the Canadian Museums Association, and [...]

2020-03-29T16:36:09-04:00March 26th, 2020|Events|

ICOM 2025 General Assembly Call

ICOM Canada would like to bring to members’ attention the imminent call from ICOM for a host city for the ICOM 2025 Triennial. For those interested, until the release of the 2025 bidding manual, we direct them to consider and prepare using the 2022 ICOM Triennial bidding manual at the [...]

2020-01-20T13:57:11-05:00January 13th, 2020|Archives, Newsletters|

ICOM Canada Events at Kyoto 2019

Are you attending the International Council of Museums General Assembly in Kyoto in September 2019? Join ICOM Canada for two special events on September 2: ICOM Canada members are invited to attend the Americas Breakfast Roundtable at ICOM Kyoto 2019. Join colleagues from ICOM US and ICOM Latin America/Caribbean for [...]

2019-08-23T11:27:43-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Events|

ICOM Canada Proposal to Postpone Museum Definition Vote

On August 19, 2019, the ICOM Canada Board of Directors sent the following proposal to Ms. Suay Aksoy (President, ICOM) and Mr. Peter Keller (Director General, ICOM). The proposal echoes and supports other invitations to postpone the Extraordinary General Assembly, namely calls from the ICOM Europe Regional Alliance. RE: ICOM [...]

2019-08-21T11:10:03-04:00August 21st, 2019|Archives|

ICOM Canada Museum Definition Submission

The ICOM Canada national committee has proposed a revised museum definition as part of the ongoing ICOM Museum Definition project. The proposal definition includes modifications to the current definition: “A museum is a non-profit, permanent, dynamic and responsive institution in the service of a living planet. It is a [...]

2019-05-06T12:45:31-04:00May 6th, 2019|Archives|