The 2012 AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo was held from 29 April to 2 May in Minneapolis-Saint Paul around the theme Creative Community.
The ICOM community was actively involved in this year’s meeting, hosting several sessions representing museums and museum projects around the world.
ICOM hosted a booth at the MuseumExpo for three days, as a meeting point for ICOM members at the AAM event and a space for information on the latest ICOM projects and programmes.
ICOM-US also participated in a number of sessions and events, to which Dr Hans-Martin Hinz, President of ICOM and Julien Anfruns, Director General, were invited and had the opportunity to address US members.
In addition, some ICOM International Committees hosted sessions related to their fields:
Finally, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield organised a Business Reception dedicated to the protection of cultural property during armed conflicts, which gathered ICOM representatives among the participants.
Thanks to these sessions, ICOM’s global impact and commitment were highlighted and the work of ICOM members was promoted accordingly.