The last quarter of 2012 will see a variety of conferences and events organised by ICOM’s International Committees and Regional Alliances being held in all corners of the globe.
From Namibia to Georgia, 21 of ICOM’s 31 International Committees and several of the Regional Alliances will meet for their 2012 annual meetings to discuss trends, challenges and perspectives for their professions. Some of the International Committees are meeting jointly to address issues of common concern: ICOM’s International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History (ICMAH) and International Committee for Collecting (COMCOL) will gather around the theme “Colonial legacy in museums / Museums and the Idea of Historical Progress”, while the International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST) and several working groups from the International Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will gather to discuss “The artifact, its context and their narrative multidisciplinary conservation in historic house museums”.
Truly international or regional gatherings, over the course of these multi-day events, participants will be able to exchange their points of view with fellow colleagues from around the world, examining case studies and listening to presentations. With most of them co-organised by the respective host country’s ICOM National Committee or national museum association, these events will also be opportunities to discover local and national museum landscapes and to network with professionals from the host country and surrounding region.
A complete list of the meetings is available on the ICOM website at http://icom.museum/events/calendar/2012/.