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Nominations for the ICOM New Zealand Board

votingNominations for the next three-year term Board of ICOM New Zealand are now open, closing 5pm on 7 September 2014. All positions are open. The are:

Chair - One position

Deputy Chair - One position

Secretary - One position

Treasurer/Membership Secretary - One position

Member  - Three positions

Every member may nominate up to one person for every available position. Download the nomination form here ICOM NZ Nomination form 2014. Note that it is necessary to receive the signature of the nominee before submitting the form, and both nominators and nominees must be paid-up members.

If elections are necessary, they will take place at the AGM at our September Conference.

If you have questions please contact Eric Dorfman, Chair, ICOM New Zealand eric.dorfman@outlook.com

Please send your completed forms to Kate Adolph kate.adolph@tepapa.govt.nz


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2014 ICOM New Zealand Conference Registration now open

Auckland Museum

Registration is now open for the 2014 ICOM New Zealand conference “Pacific Connections: Culture, Connections, Museums and Research” on the 22nd and 23rd of September, with an optional conference tour on the 24th. We are grateful to our hosts, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

We have been delighted with the range and quality of the presentations this year, and are fortunate to have Dr Professor Hans-Martin Hinz and Damon Salesa as our keynote speakers, as well as Niki Hastings-McFall as dinner speaker.

This is also a chance for you to become more deeply involved with ICOM New Zealand, as we will be holding Board Elections at the AGM. We encourage you all to participate. Nomination forms will be available shortly.

Download a programme and conference registration form at this link. ICOM Conference Registration Form 2014 and please contact Kate Adolph kate.adolph@tepapa.govt.nz with any questions about the registration process.

We look forward to welcoming you in Auckland.

- The Organising Committee

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Seventh International Conference on the Inclusive Museum in Los Angeles, 4-6 August, 2014‏



The Seventh International Conference on the Inclusive Museum at the
Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles, USA, from 4 to 6
August, 2014, will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading
thinkers and innovators in the field, as well as numerous presentations by
researchers and practitioners from 36 countries. The Conference Theme for
2014 is Shared Vision and Shared Histories. Registrations are still open.
Registration is for the year from August 2014 to August 2015 and includes
the Conference and free access to the International Journal on the
Inclusive Museum.

This year’s plenary speakers include: Liebe Geft is the Director of the
Museum of Tolerance; Charmaine Jefferson is the Executive Director of the
California African American Museum; Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for
History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution; An Laishun, Executive
Council Member of ICOM and representing the President of ICOM; Nina Simon
Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History; Richard West
Jr. President and CEO, Autry National Center of the American West, Los
Angeles, California & former Vice President of ICOM; and Amareswar Galla,
former Vice President of ICOM and founding Chairperson of the Inclusive
Museum Knowledge Community.

For details of the Conference and Abstracts of accepted papers please
access: http://onmuseums.com/the-conference


Prof. Amareswar Galla, PhD
Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum
Email. director@inclusivemuseum.org
Web. http://www.inclusivemuseum.org;   Facebook:
Twitter. http://twitter.com/InclusiveMuseum; Linked in:

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Annual Conference of IC Memo (International Committee of Memorial Museums)‏

ic-memo-logo-frontpageOn behalf of the  board of IC Memo

Dear ICOM colleagues!

We are pleased to invite you to the conference “Memory and Learning in a Changing World”, which will take place on 15-17 September 2014 in Norway, at the Falstad Centre (www.falstadsenteret.no). The conference is being held in cooperation between The Falstad Centre, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and IC MEMO, The International Committee of Memorial Museums.
“Memory and Learning in a Changing World” will bring together museum professionals, scholars, educators and others, to explore and discuss how memorial sites and museums can contribute to intercultural understanding and democratic development. An important aim of the conference is to offer networking opportunities and to foster debate about the memory of near and distant historical traumas: Wars and conflicts, genocides and acts of terrorism.
Please follow this link for more information, program and an online registration tool.

Prior to the conference the annual assembly of IC Memo will take place at the Falstad Centre on 15 September 2014 ,  2 o’clock PM.

We look forward to welcoming you in Norway!


Program: http://falstadsenteret.no/arrangement/2014/Program_internasjonalkonferanse.pdf

Online Registration: https://no.surveymonkey.com/s/memoryandlearning

Inquiries & Contact:  post@falstadsenteret.no<mailto:post@falstadsenteret.no>

Karen Franklin
Chairwoman of  IC Memo

Markus Moors
Secretary of  IC Memo

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Annual conference of the ICOM International Committee for Exhibitions and Exhchange (ICEE)

iceelogosmallOn behalf of Carina Jaatinen President, the ICOM/ICEE

Dear ICOM colleagues,

We’re excited to announce that the list of speakers for the annual conference of the ICOM International Committee for Exhibitions and Exhchange (ICEE) is published!

Please find the newly updated conference programme with the presentation of the exhibition themes and the inspiring range of speakers at http://icee.icom.museum

The annual conference of the ICOM/ICEE 2014 will be arranged on 23-27 September in three different cities in Southern Finland (Helsinki/Espoo, Tampere, Mänttä).

Please notify that the deadline to register with regular rate at the ICEE 2014 is Thursday, July 31!

We welcome you warmly to join us in Finland

On  behalf of the board of the ICEE

Carina Jaatinen
President, the ICOM/ICEE

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ICTOP Conference Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession: Postcolonial Museology, Appropriate Capacity Building and Regional Engagement‏

copy-ICTOP_logo_3Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession: Postcolonial Museology, Appropriate Capacity Building and Regional Engagement

‘More of the Same Will Not do’ Ban-ki Moon, UN Secretary General, June 2012  (Rio+20)
Call for Papers:
ICOM-ICTOP is very pleased to announce it will hold its annual conference in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, Oct. 21-25, 2014. It will an intensive Professional Development Program in partnership with ICOM Vietnam, Vietnam Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ICOM MINOM, and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum with the support of the ICOM Asia Pacific Alliance. This is a remarkable opportunity to join with Asia Pacific colleagues, Inclusive Museum and Vietnam colleagues to address pressing issues in sustainability, professional development, appropriate museology and capacity building. Applied heritage workshops will include: Intangible Heritage at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology; Gender Mainstreaming at the Vietnam Museum of Women; City Museums and Urban Development at the Hanoi City Museum; Ecomuseology and Sustainable Development in the Ha Long Ecomuseum; Regional Collaboration for Capacity Building at the ASEAN (Southeast Asian Museum)

Context: The recent debates on rethinking museums and collections are challenging hegemonic notions of museology and the conventional approaches to capacity building in museums. Further, questions of museum development world-wide, professional development, and future appropriate directions are yet to be addressed either in ICOM or other circles.

Questions re: Professional Development
How is your professional offering addressing questions of sustainable development within the context of museology/museum studies?
What would you like to learn or offer in order to reflect inclusive, regionally representative critical museological discourse?
How can ICOM and ICTOP better engage the concerns of the BRICS countries, the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the new UN post 2015 Development Agenda?
What are the implications of the SDGs for curriculum and the educational work of the profession?
How does an inclusive and sustainable museology work in capacity building?

We invite 15-20 minute papers (talks) related to how the museum/heritage profession and professional development has/can address sustainability through the lens of inclusion, capacity building, and appropriate or progressive museology in action.

Please submit an 80 word proposal along with a 30 word resume for review by June 30, 2014, to:
Darko Babic, Ph. D.,   University of Zagreb, ICTOP Treasurer, dbabic@ffzg.hr

Guiding documents: ICOM 2013 Resolutions 4 and 6 from Rio. ICOM Code of Ethics; ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter; and Rio +20 & UN Post 2015 Development Agenda material.
RESOLUTION NO. 4 addresses: Museums, Gender Mainstreaming and Inclusion: Benchmarking against the ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter, Shanghai 2010
RESOLUTION NO. 6 addresses: Viability and Sustainability of Museums
All available at:   http://icom.museum/the-governance/general-assembly/resolutions-adopted-by-icoms-general-assemblies-1946-to-date/rio-de-janeiro-2013/

Lynne Teather, M.A. (U of Toronto), D. Phil. (Leicester Museum Studies), FCMA
Retired Professor, Masters of Museum Studies, Faculty of Information,University of Toronto and cultural heritage & museum consultant
email: lynne.teather@gmail.com or lynne.teather@utoronto.ca

Chair (2010-2016), International Committee for the Training of Personnel (  ICTOP)-International Council of Museums (ICOM) lynne.teather@gmail.com

Phone: 1-905-770-6910 Cell: 647-990-6910
Surface mail c/o 102 Larratt Lane, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4C 0E3

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Reminder ICOM New Zealand 2014 abstracts

Wedding_Tapa_(Gatu_Vakaviti)_LACMA_M_2010_160Preparation of the 2014 Conference “Pacific Connections” is underway and from the abstracts we’ve received so far, it’s promising to be a stimulating meeting. The call for papers is at this link and the broad topics are:

  • How Pacific collections are built, maintained, made accessible, and linked to source communities
  • Research using Pacific collections
  • Interconnections between Pacific and Māori research
  • Activities designed to engage Pacific communities and nations with museum collections
  • Linking Pacific perspectives into other areas of research


A reminder that abstracts are due by the 16th of June. And we’ll follow shortly with registration and programme details.

You can download the abstract submission form here: Abstract Submission 2014.

Please direct any questions regarding abstracts or submissions to Kate Adolf Kate.Adolph@tepapa.govt.nz.


Image: 19th Century Wedding Tapa, Los Angeles Museum of Art


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