Information on the General Conference programme, the host city and country is now available on the newly-launched ICOM Rio 2013 General Conference website.
© IMS / Museu da República - foto Janda Praia / SEC / MFD
The website for the ICOM Rio 2013 General Conference has been launched at the following address http://rio2013.icom.museum
Registration is open through the beginning of the General Conference. But an early bird rate will enable participants to save substantially on the registration fees, applicable through 28 February, 2013. In order to guarantee inclusiveness and open the General Conference to a larger public, for the first time in the General Conference’s history, non-ICOM-members are welcome to participate in this major event for the international museum community. In addition, preferential rates are offered to different categories of ICOM members; day passes are also available for those interested in a particular event during the eight-day programme.
Leading up to the General Conference, information on keynote speakers, sessions of the International Committees, news on Brazilian museums and other useful information will gradually be made available online. Hotels recommended by the organising committee at negotiated rates and in all categories will be open for booking on the website.
Museums and museum professionals are invited to participate in the extensive programme of the triennial General Conference, being held for the very first time in Brazil. From 10 to 17 August, 2013, more than 3,000 museum professionals around the world are expected in Rio de Janeiro for discussions around the theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change.