ICOM SEE IS PLANNING A JOINT SESSION WITH INTERCOM AND ICOM-CC DURING THE GENERAL CONFERENCE IN KYOTO
ICOM SEE joins ICOM-CC and INTERCOM in a discussion that will be organised during a joint session at ICOM 2019 General Conference in Kyoto. The session will be bringing together a number of different professionals to consider future directions for museums. In view of global phenomena affecting the heritage sector, such as increasing globalisation, climate change, and migration, a shortage of funding has often resulted in museums doing ‘more with less’. This panel discussion will re-focus the challenge to explore how museums could adapt and act differently. The panel will include five to six high profile professionals representing different parts of the heritage sector, who will offer a brief statement of their views, followed by an open discussion between panel and audience.
We would like to encourage our members from ICOM SEE countries to take part in the joint activities and share their experiences. A few selected speakers will introduce the topics during the session and we expect lively discussions. Do not miss to be there!
The programme is in the process of drafting by three chairs, Ole Winter from Danish Museum Agency, Copenhagen, Anna Bülow from British Museum, London and Goranka Horjan from the Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb. When completed it will be published on-line.
Zhejiang Provincial Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage who organized the Forum on ICH was also keen to see the closer cooperation between institutions and organizations attending the meeting. ICOM SEE Chair Goranka Horjan and the representative of the Gongshu District Government signed the Letter of Intent on the Establishment of Cultural Exchanges. One of the initiatives is to promote intangible heritage and museums that operate without borders towards their communities.
ICOM SEE has a long-standing programme scheme devoted to the promotion and preservation of the intangible heritage. Since its foundation in 2006, the regional alliance ICOM SEE has pursued the vision of a community-active museum whose role is to keep traditions alive in local environments.
Signing ceremony including Slovenian Ethnographic Museum