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ICOM Annual Meetings 2017

19.06.2017

Three days full of encounters and discussions for museum professionals

 

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ICOM Österreich-Präsidentin Dr. Danielle Spera mit ICOM General Director Dr. Peter Keller und Mag. Elke Kellner, Geschäftsführerin, ICOM Österreich

 

ICOM 2016 KEY FIGURES:

 

Mehr als 37.000 Mitglieder

Fast 16.000 davon engagieren sich in den ICOM International Committees

115 ICOM National Committees

ICOM ist in weltweit 141 Ländern präsent

 

DOWNLOAD ICOM ANNUAL REPORT 2016

 

"The institution that unites us, the museum, has transformed over the decades and centuries, shifting from an aesthetic and educational role towards a more explicitly social role, responding to the present and urgent need to enhance mutual understanding, both within communities and across boundaries." (Suay Aksoy, ICOM President)

 

Suay Aksoy, ICOM President & Peter Keller, ICOM Director General

 

During the Opening of the Annual Meeting, Suay Aksoy, ICOM president, wished all a very fulfilling discussions and conversations. She said : “Witnessing these international professional dialogues and also those realised at the annual meetings and conferences of our committees, I am thrilled with the role ICOM is intent and capable to play in the service of society and I am proud to be a part of it”. Chris Whitehead, as keynote speaker, delivered an inspiring speach about how museums can deal with difficult histories of the present. He is currently working on political uses of the past, time and place and contested histories and heritages, especially where these relate to contemporary social tensions and conflict. He highlighted the “importance of bringing the plurality of heritage into view”.

 

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The 83rd ICOM Advisory Council Meeting gathered chairs of National and International Committees who addressed the global and local challenges they face. Recommendations from the Separate Meetings of the National and International Committees had been submitted as well as presentations of the work of ICOM Standing Committees, Regional Alliances, Affiliated Organisations, ICOM General Conference in Kyoto in 2019, procedure and timeline for applications for the ICOM General Conference in 2022 and the work of the ICOM General Secretariat. They presented the strategic issue of ethics, disaster risk management, museum definition, new membership database, publications, communication... Attendees also participated in workshops about Strategies for UNESCO Recommendation on Museums, new database highlights and museum definition.

 

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The 32nd ICOM Ordinary General Assembly opened with President’s Annual Report 2016 and Emma Nardi, treasurer of ICOM, presented the financial report in effort to increase transparency. During the Extraordinary General Assembly, the statutes have been approved by 97% of the quorum. This wonderful edition of the June Meeting closed with a beautiful energy, great ideas, warm and friendly meetings.

 

The next ICOM Annual Meetings will take place from 6 to 8 June, 2018 in Paris, France.

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

83rd SESSION
8 June 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
 
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Fontenoy Building, Room XI
Chair: Regine Schulz, Chair of ICOM Advisory Council
 
0. Agenda
0.1 Opening 
Suay Aksoy, President of ICOM
Peter Keller, Director General of ICOM
Regine Schulz, Chair of ICOM Advisory Council
0.2 In memoriam
0.3 Approval of the Agenda
 
 
2. Introduction of the new members of the Executive Board and of the ICOM General Secretariat
 
3. Presentations of the work of ICOM Standing Committees
3.1 Presentation by the Strategic Allocation Review Committee (SAREC)
Emma Nardi, ICOM Treasurer and Chair of SAREC 
3.2 Presentation by the Legal Affairs Committee (LEAC)
Rina Pantalony, Chair of LEAC
3.3 Presentation by the Ethics Committee (ETHCOM)
Sally Yerkovich, Chair of ETHCOM
3.4 Presentation by the Disaster Risk Management Committee (DRMC)
Corine Wegener, Chair of DRMC
3.5 Presentation by the Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee (MDPP)
Jette Sandahl, Chair of MDPP
 
4. Recommendations from the Separate Meetings of the National and International Committees
4.1 Recommendations from the Separate Meetings of the National Committees
Ki-dong Bae, Spokesperson of National Committees
4.2 Recommendations from the Separate Meetings of the International Committees
Kristiane Strætkvern, Spokesperson of the International Committees
 
5. Presentation of the work of the Regional Alliances
5.1 Presentation by the ICOM South East Europe Alliance (ICOM SEE)
Goranka Horjan, Chair of ICOM SEE
5.2 Presentation by ICOM Europe
Luis Raposo, Chair of ICOM Europe
 
6. Presentation of the work of Affiliated Organisations
6.1 Presentation by the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM)
Rooksana Omar, President of CAM
 
7. Presentation by International Journal of Intangible Heritage
Kiwon Yi, Deputy Head of Cultural Exchange Division, 
National Folk Museum of Korea
 
8. Update on the preparations of the ICOM General Conference in Kyoto in 2019 
Dr. Johei Sasaki, Chair of the Organising Committee of Kyoto 2019
 
9. Procedure and timeline for applications for the ICOM General Conference in 2022
Peter Keller, Director General of ICOM
 
10. Presentations of the ICOM General Secretariat
10.1 Presentation of ICOM Membership 2016 Annual Report 
Benjamin Granjon, Head of Membership Department
10.2 Presentation of the new ICOM Database
Benjamin Granjon, Head of Membership Department
Sonia Agudo, Project Manager IT Systems
10.3 Presentation of ICOM Programmes 2016/2017
France Desmarais, Director of Programmes and Partnerships
10.4 Presentation of ICOM Publications 2016/2017
Aedin Mac Devitt, Head of Publications and Documentation Department
10.5 Presentation of ICOM Legal Affairs
Sophie Delepierre, Legal and Institutional Affairs Coordinator
10.6 Presentation of ICOM Communications
Fleur Braghetto, Head of Communications Department and Public Affairs
10.6.1 Change of the Process of selecting a topic for International Museum Day (IMD)
 
11. Presentation on the Guidelines for the forthcoming European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH)
Luis Raposo, Chair of ICOM Europe
 
12. Discussion: How to follow up on the recommendations?
 
13. Date and place of the 84th Advisory Council Meeting in June 2018 
 
14. Other matters
 
 
EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
9 June 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Paris
UNESCO Headquarters, Fontenoy Building, Room XI
 
1. AGENDA
Ref: ICOM/2017/AGE/1
Original: English
 
Words of welcome
(Suay Aksoy, President of ICOM and Chair of the Extraordinary General Assembly)
1) Adoption of the Agenda
ICOM/2017/AGE/1
 
2) Revised ICOM Statutes
2.1. Presentation of the summary of discussions in the Working Group on Governance (WOG)
(Per Rekdal, Chair of the WOG)
 
2.2. Vote