Sustainable Museums

ICOM partners with the OECD to release a Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums

With an aim of highlighting the role museums play in local development the ICOM and OECD Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums is a road map for local governments, museums and museum professionals on how to jointly define a local development agenda that promotes a more sustainable future. During 2017 and 2018, several ICOM committee representatives and members met regularly and worked together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ICOM Secretariat for the creation of the Guide.
 
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Message from Suay Aksoy to the 5th Forum of Brazilian University Museums

Marta Lourenço, UMAC President, reads the message from Suay Aksoy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

 

5th Forum of Brazilian University Museums

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

8 – 11 October 2018

It is with great appreciation that we observe this timely and meaningful Forum of the University Museums bringing together experts from various international organisations to exchange ideas and experiences on the current state and the future of the university museums in Latin America and beyond.

Brazil has been one of the most dynamic and productive centres for museology and museum practice globally. It is no wonder that so many Brazilian professionals took part in different posts of ICOM’s governance, an association of over 40 000 members organised in 141 countries and territories worldwide. Besides our UMAC, representatives of ICOM’s expert International Committees are here today.

We believe our Brazilian colleagues will present to the world another example to be learned from and followed with their tackling of the devastating fire in the National Museum of Brazil and its aftermath.

We, as ICOM, are willing and ready to assist the Brazilian professionals in their quest to turn this mishap into an opportunity to rehabilitate this museum and museums in general, to update pertinent legislations and to advocate for funding.

I extend my best wishes to all of you for a very successful and productive meeting.

Suay Aksoy

President of International Council of Museums (ICOM)

 


Foi com enorme satisfação que tomámos conhecimento deste significativo e oportuno Fórum de Museus Universitários, que reúne especialistas de várias organizações internacionais com o objetivo de promover a troca de ideias e experiências sobre o estado atual e o futuro dos museus universitários no Brasil e para além das fronteiras da América Latina.

O Brasil é reconhecido como um dos centros mais dinâmicos e produtivos na museologia e nas práticas museológicas a nível global. Não é, por isso, de admirar que tantos profissionais de museus brasileiros tenham vindo, ao longo do tempo, a ocupar diferentes lugares na governança do ICOM, uma organização que conta com mais de 40.000 membros em 141 países e territórios por todo o mundo. Para além do nosso UMAC, estão hoje aqui reunidos, em Belo Horizonte, vários membros de outros Comitês Internacionais especializados do ICOM.

Na sequência do incêndio devastador do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, seu rescaldo e consequências, acreditamos que, mais uma vez, os nossos colegas brasileiros darão ao mundo um exemplo com o qual todos possamos todos aprender e seguir. Nós, enquanto ICOM, estamos disponíveis e preparados para apoiar os profissionais de museus brasileiros na transformação desta calamidade numa oportunidade para reabilitar o Museu Nacional e os museus brasileiros em geral, bem como para rever e atualizar legislação relevante e defender o seu adequado financiamento. Estendo a todos os meus melhores votos de um bem sucedido e frutuoso Forum.

Suay Aksoy

Presidente do Conselho Internacional dos Museus (ICOM)

ICOM June Meetings — LIVE FROM PARIS FOR THE FIRST TIME

FOR ALL MEMBERS: JOIN THE ANNUAL MEETINGS ON FACEBOOK LIVE

 

The 2018 ICOM Annual Meetings in Paris, France, are just around the corner. As ICOM keeps expanding its membership across the world, finding new ways of connecting with our members has become our number one priority. For the first time, the Annual Meetings will be available through Facebook Live, making them accessible to the largest number of our members. Three sessions will be retransmitted on real time: the keynote speech, delivered by artist Fred Wilson, the General Assembly, and the vote on the city that will host the 2022 ICOM General Conference. We will also encourage participation through our other social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, via the hashtag #JuneMeetings.

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A new edition of the UMTWS is approaching!

UMAC is delighted to announce that this year’s edition of the University Museum Training Week Shanghai is better than ever!

It will take place between 11 and 20 April at the Qian Xuesen Library and Museum, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Superb program.

See more info here.

ICOM Peru: Lima Charter | Carta de Lima 2017

As a result of the VIII Encuentro de Museos Universitarios del Mercosur/V Encuentro de Museos de Latinoamérica y el Caribe/I Encuentro de Museos Universitarios de Perú, that took place in Lima, Peru, October 2017, a Charter was published (in Spanish), underlining the importance of university museums in Latin America.

The full text can be accessed here.

Website of ICOM Peru.

International Museum Day IMD 2018

 

UMAC invites all its members, as well as the broader community of university museums, collections and galleries to commemorate the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2018.

Promoted by ICOM, the IMD 2018 takes place around May 18. It is a global event, with more than 36,000 museums from 157 countries participating last year.

Read more and register your activities here.