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ICOM Canada and the Museum Definition

Marie Lalonde This year, the ICOM held its triennial conference in Kyoto, Japan from September 1 to 7, welcoming 4,500 delegates from 119 national and 30 international committees including ICOM Canada and its members. This resulted in the highest triennial attendance on record.  Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of [...]

2020-01-20T13:59:00-05:00January 12th, 2020|Newsletters|

The Museum Definition – The Backbone of ICOM

Michèle Rivet The Museum Definition discussion was constant at the ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference, in the corridors, at the coffee breaks, everywhere. Released by ICOM in July, the proposed definition immediate sparked a petition from ICOM-Europe requesting a postponement on the vote to approve the definition. ICOM-Canada, in an [...]

2020-01-20T13:59:21-05:00January 12th, 2020|Newsletters|

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|