Each year ICOM organises different Regional Trainings to give museum professionals from all over the world the chance to participate in high level workshops led by international experts. These workshops also aim at creating regional networks for museum professionals that they can use to exchange information or to initiate and develop collaborative projects.
ICOM’s goal is to reach all regions with its trainings workshops every two years, so that all museum professionals can have the possibility to attend.
Depending on the geographical region, ICOM Trainings are developed in our three official languages: English, French and Spanish.
Here are some of our last projects:
- Museum futures today: relevant, meaningful and responsible, South Africa
On November 2019 museum professionals from ten different countries of English speaking Africa had the opportunity to meet at IZIKO Museums of South Africa (Cape Town) to develop their skills in community and stakeholder engagement.
The workshop was organised by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) thanks to the support of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
The training workshop encouraged the participants to rethink their role as museum workers and as participants and partners in social and community change.
- Museums for reconciliation: communities, pedagogies and memories, Colombia
On October 2019 participants from nine different countries of Latin America participated to this workshop organised by ICOM Secretariat, the Colombian Museum of Memory and ICOM Colombia in the Museum La Tertulia (Cali).
The workshop promoted a reflection on the museological and pedagogical challenges that contemporary Latin American museums are facing when developing projects linked to the construction of memories and to the processes of resistance, resilience, dialogue and reconciliation in times of conflict. The programme was especially meaningful in an historical moment in which social and political tensions are rising worldwide, and war and conflicts are recent or still going on in many Latin American countries.
- Be creative, build alliances, Morocco
On June 2019 museum professionals from seven different countries of French-speaking Africa participated in a five-day workshop in the Aman Museum for the Water Civilisation (Marrakesh) about marketing and fundraising for museums.
The project was the result of a collaboration between ICOM, ICOM Morocco and the French Ministry of Culture.
Thanks to this workshop the participants learnt how to enhance the capacities of museums in the creation and development of innovative alliances and fundraising activities. Through participatory activities, seminars and lectures, the workshop offered a space for dialogue and reflection between museum professionals of the region.
- Museums management, Qatar
On October 2018 a total of 67 international professionals working for different Qatari museums benefited from this workshop organized by ICOM together with Qatar Museums.
The training courses focused on relevant subjects such as: “The Ethical Museum”, “Managing a Museum Today – Good practices”, “Museums as Engines of Cultural Diplomacy”, “Promoting the Museum in the Digital Age”, and “Developing Engaging Exhibitions”.
- Managing Museums in Times of Crises, Iran
On September 2018 25 iranian museum professionals had the possibility to participate at a workshop on risk management and disasters response, organized by ICOM and ICOM-Iran.
The training workshop dealt with three different topics: “Understanding risk management”, “Being prepared and how to identify potential risks”, and “Responding to crises and emergencies”. It was a great opportunity for the participants to learn about first-aid for cultural heritage, stabilisation, documentation, packing and storing.