ICOM France and its partners are launching a new cycle of debates dedicated to the development of an ethical and sustainable model in museums.

This cycle will take the form of 6 participative sessions on a digital platform from May to November 2023 organised with a consortium of 9 international partners: ICOM Canada, ICOM Spain, ICOM Lebanon, ICOM-CC, ICTOP, NATHIST, ICOM Arab, ICOM LAC, and the University of Quebec Trois Rivières.

Aimed for museum professionals, each session will be organized from 5:30 pm to 7 pm (CEST for CET) around a key theme:

May 24th : Sustainable Architecture and Built Heritage
June 7th : Mediation of sustainable development
July 5th : Societal issues of sustainable development
September 27th : Training and research
October 18th : Digital and sustainable development
November 22th : Emergency planning and reconstruction

Each session will be introduced and moderated by one of the project partners. For each session, three to five speakers will be invited to present a concrete action carried out in their institution and allowing them to actively contribute in a pragmatic way to the implementation of a proactive sustainable development policy. Each speaker will have a short speaking time (about five minutes), in order to keep the exchanges spontaneous and direct.

The sessions will be available simultaneously in the three official languages of ICOM: French, English and Spanish. The discussions will be recorded and broadcast on ICOM France’s YouTube channel and on the platforms of the partner structures.

The whole cycle will be published in a book to be released in early 2024.

This project is conceived with the financial support of ICOM, the University of Quebec – Trois Rivières and the Délégation générale de la langue française et des langues de France / Ministère de la Culture.

Stay tuned, information about the session on 24 May will be announced soon.

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